There's no denying that YouTube doesn't seem to be up to modern design standards that we see from competing video services such as Vimeo.
Roland Hidvegi, a designer from Budapest, created a beautiful YouTube redesign concept, in which he presents a very different approach to the look and feel of the site. He borrowed more than a few ideas from the official YouTube app for Android and it is a good thing. In his concept, the site is sleeker and cleaner, with bold choice of colours and consistent iconography.
Beautiful edge-to-edge imagery and crisp typography really highlight the content, which I consider the biggest flaw of today's YouTube. In Hidvegi's opinion, video thumbnails should vary in size to reflect current trends and give the user a visual clue about what content has become the most popular since the last visit.
Thanks to simpler navigation and reorganized information architecture, it doesn't take more than a few clicks to get to the most used features.