Vimeo on Tuesday debuted the company’s brand new look and the website has been completely deconstructed and built back up with more emphasis on videos alongside a stronger user interface that brings more community into the fold.
On the company’s blog staff member Soxiam wrote:
“Today is a big day – one of the biggest in the short-ish history of our small-ish company. For the past year (37 years in Internet time), we’ve been working nonstop on a project that we’ve desperately wanted to tell you about. Because, frankly, it’s all about you. Our willpower muscles are pretty much at the breaking point right now, and so we are doubly ecstatic to finally let the tiger out of the satchel and make this officially official announcement: We built you a new Vimeo.“
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Among the sites new changes is a video player that is the largest to date for the company with a maximum display size of 960 x 540. The video also sits at the top of the screen with related info tags sitting below the fold.
In writing about the new video output Soxiam states:
“In addition to increasing the visual splendiferousness of your videos, we enhanced just about every aspect of the Vimeo experience.”
Vimeo engineers have also added a new recommendation engine that they company hopes will draw users in for hours.
The video service has also incorporated user ideas, according to a company blog post:
“We’ve incorporated your ideas, from minor tweaks to massive features, to the point that we’re making all of you honorary Senior Vice Presidents of Brilliant Concepts at Vimeo. The check is in the mail.”
Check out the video and visit Vimeo to witness the mentioned changes for your own.
Author: James Kosur
James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.