Vimeo, the high-quality video sharing platform used preferred by most young filmmakers, announced a redesign yesterday (its first in almost 5 years). Vimeo is already a nice looking site, and has always been filmmaker friendly, but the company wanted a something that was more focused on the actual video content in its layout and design. As you can see on the page where Vimeo is displaying the design, the new layout is extremely clean and features large embedded video front and center on the page. On that same page, they have a promotional video about the development and you can sign up to use the new Vimeo right away.
The new Vimeo also comes with a bunch of usability improvements. For instance, at the top of any page, a user can access a content browser bar, where they can look through related videos, access their personal feed, check out recently viewed videos and browse their Watch Later queue. It seems like a smart way to let people find related content without cluttering up the screen. For a comprehensive list of new features, just visit the previously mentioned page: Vimeo.com/new
We’re looking forward to seeing how filmmakers react to the change, hopefully they’ll think it looks as cool as we do.