22 May 2013

iOS-like progress bars in desktop YouTube

As some have rightfully noticed, iOS remains the first choice for developers when it comes to launching apps or testing new designs. Two of the most recent examples include Flickr – who launched their iOS app first and followed up with the Android app and a desktop redesign – and with the new Maps design. I recently noticed another example on : while loading a new video or a search page, the site shows a thin progress bar underneath the address bar, just like the one found in Chrome for iOS and in the Google Search app. The color is different – a red hue to match YouTube’s logo – but the concept is similar. For now it only shows up while using , but it will probably extend to other desktop browsers soon. YouTube progress bar in Chrome

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