The Aesthetics of Full Screen YouTube

YouTube made a small, but important improvement to their player last week. Full screen mode is now REALLY full screen mode. The identifiable YouTube scrubber bar at the bottom of the player disappears when your mouse goes idle when in full screen. True the YouTube watermark stays on the screen, but this is still an aesthetically pleasing step in the right direction. If you plan on watching any of those Cannes shorts on your 24 inch flatscreen Dell monitor you’ll appreciate this. Or for that matter, if you like watching HD concert performances by No Age filmed by people with the exact same name as you (me)

They’re smart to match the aesthetic value of smaller scale, sleeker designed video platforms like Vimeo and Delve Networks. Kudos YouTube!

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