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Over the past couple of months YouTube has been experimenting with new homepage designs and today they’ve officially launched a new updated homepage. Kurt Wilms, Product Manager at YouTube, reports on the YouTube Creator blog that the new design is a result of user feedback and features things like bigger video thumbnails, more control over what you see in your feed and more.
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Being loyal to a product and company feels good. It feels even better when you appreciate the company’s branded image — especially when the look and feel of the brand carries over to its online presence consistently.
Let’s be honest: You’ve certainly felt that gut-wrenching disappointment when one of your favorite brands implements a site design change and puts the kibosh on your idolization.
The homepage is most often the first impression of a brand’s digital presence. Design is crucial here, as it’s what can determine whether or not a visitor will navigate to further pages, ultimately staying on the web property longer. Depending on its industry, the action a brand wants its site visitors to take will vary. But whether it’s an e-commerce, business-to-business, franchise, or non-profit organization site, the easier it is to navigate, the more likely it will accomplish the desired results — purchases, completed form fills, donations, etc.
Let’s take a look at five of my favorite brand sites. Each features solid, aesthetically pleasing — and most importantly, action-oriented — homepage designs, thus setting the stage for successful online interactions.