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Youtube has recently launched a new feature called InVideo Programming, within this section you are provided with an option to add a 3 second Introduction video to your new or existing Youtube videos.
This is great news for anyone who wants to brand their content without having to re-upload the video, thereby causing you to lose the in-place statistics (views/likes/comments/shares) associated with the content in question.
Simply add your intro video to your Branding Intro collection. (Youtube wont allow any video longer than 3 seconds, so keep it short and be creative).
Another reason why this is such a great feature for content creators is, the ability build and grow your channel without having any specific branding embedded within the videos themselves . This will allow you to sell off your channel/property to potential media buyers who can then re-brand the newly purchased content/media/property with their existing branding/CID.
A Branding Intro can be used to:
• (Obviously) Brand/Market your channel or product
• Prompt views to subscribe
• Prompt subscribers for a call to action
• Market another user’s channel or product
• Generate revenue
Youtube Channel Art diminsions:
• Youtube recommends a minimum image size of 2560 X 1440
• File size no larger than 2MB
• Bare in mind the area in which the image will be cropped for each specific platform
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The potential is limitless, so if you are a business or content producer and are in need of custom Youtube Cover Art or Branding Videos for your channel, contact us!
Above: I was assigned and challenged by 4i Mobile Applications to create a practical application for use with the Apple iphone. The criteria was an app that by design needed to “solve a problem” or improve the users life (to a certain degree).
As a result I decided to address one of my favorite products of all time, Netflix. This example was an exercise to demonstrate, the understanding of UX and practical, functional design theory.
In this example I utilized a theoretical Netflix API to create a integrated app and browser remote, making it far easier to navigate browser based Netflix as well as offer a ton of additional features, predominantly “defined search criteria” as well as special category options, on the fly rating and browse by film star rating.
Mockups: The design required a few basic wire-frames (seen above) to ensure a smooth UX, which I created in Inkscape as part of my rapid wire-frame kit.
Polish: Aesthetically I decided to run with a modern flat UI, featuring a few subtle skeuomorphic elements, the design includes elegant long drop 5 o’ clock shadows to add some depth to the overall look and feel. The base of the control surface features a subtle matte “rubberized texture” look, to further enhance the overall skeuomorphic appearance.
I decided to stick with a flatter variation of the previously see red that was featured as part of Netflix’s previous corporate ID (before Netflix updated their CID mid 2014).
Above: The original BitX website.
I was contracted by the team from BitX to supply them a visual design, UI and web design upgrade for their upcoming product, BitX (A crypto-currency distribution platform)
Shown below: is the new BitX website and UI design, staying true to the original concept but given a much needed visual upgrade. The client requested the site be formal, slightly conservative yet, still remain fun and fresh.
After fleshing out the clients needs and requirements we settled on a rendition of a modern flat look/feel. The main focus was to keep the site clean, sleek and as minimal as possible.
Above: Flat visual design elements to bring life and colour to the site.
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Above: Metro/flat UI design for Everlytic (here comes a mouthful) a mass email campaign and online marketing, CMS style, web based application. The design is influenced by fundamental layouts featured in CMS systems like WordPress and Squarespace.
Above: Flat widget design – Metro Style UI Design for iphone/iOS