Looks like our favorite video sharing site is in the midst of a massive makeover and from the looks of it, things are looking good. While YourTube’s latest update brought a more minimal approach to the site, it’s still horribly convoluted and while the sharing aspect of it works well, the commenting system is a nightmare (racism,trolling,stupidity,etc). Vimeo, from our first look, seems to have adopted an ultra clean, very modern look (very Apple), with simplicity being the driving force behind the update.
Brand New Browsing Page: Vimeo has moved into a more cinematic look for it’s main browser page, adding a wider (full width) media player, universally known icons for controls and keyboard shortcuts.
Better Browsing: The new video browser will remain completely hidden and out of the way until the viewer wants to access it:
….To access it, click the “More Videos” flag in the upper right corner of any video page, or use the keyboard shortcut “M.” The video browser also provides more ways to discover things you like. Jump to your feed (see below), recently watched videos, watch later list, and more, all from one convenient spot…
Additional changes come to Vimeo’s Upload and Search features, which have needed an overhaul for some time.
Better Uploading: Uploading multiple files has become drop dead simple and Vimeo has added dynamic file detection to eliminate those pesky media format issue – also live thumbnail preview is available.
Advanced Search: Search is a driving force on the web, just ask Google, so Vimeo has added advanced search options:
…We’ve seen a huge increase in people using search to find interesting stuff on Vimeo, so we’ve added ways to get better results. Just click Show Advanced Filters on any search results page, and whether you’re hot on the trail of videos, people, Channels, or something in the forums, we can help you find what you’re looking for….
Vimeo is the midst of a massive update and not only is it a long time coming but it looks like they have some amazing designers working in house. Navigation, services, content and interaction often times isn’t as native as it should be on the web - it’s good to see a company step up and make it’s already breakthrough services even better. Check out all the updates for yourself….