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YouTube 'Cosmic Panda' Tests Redesigned User Interface

07/07/2011 04:14 pm ET | Updated Sep 06, 2011

It's been a while since YouTube rolled out a major overhaul of its user interface, but that's probably about to change.

TechCrunch reports that YouTube has taken the wraps off its "Cosmic Panda" project, testing a dramatic website redesign.

YouTube's description of the project touts a sleeker overall look, an all-new layout for video players and playlists, varied page designs, improved editing tools for channels and more.

You can try out the new design at YouTube's Cosmic Panda portal. If it's not for you, YouTube will also let you revert to the old version.

According to a post on the YouTube blog, the site wants to hear from those who take on Cosmic Panda.

"We're eager to hear your feedback as it's a great chance for us to incorporate your ideas into future designs for YouTube," according to the post. "To give us your thoughts, click on the blue flag on the left hand side of the page labeled "Feedback." We'll be making changes to the experiment regularly, so check back to see if some of your suggestions have made it onto the site or to give us more feedback on the latest update."

Check out the difference via our slideshow (below).

YouTube Cosmic Panda

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