hey, could we get rid of that annoying purple bar at the top or at least have the option to minimize it or something
either that or just give us the option to opt out of the changes please
Dmitry Yatkovsky commented
Верните как было, глаза смотреть на это фиолетовое не могут
Having the UI also being Bright Purple is very distracting and pulls the eyes focus off from the video (you know what we came here to watch)
Also having it always having the bar at the top is annoying and I would prefer if I could just combine it into the sidebar
The new layout does not make ANY sense. The color, the bright purple on top of streamers that have colorful content themselves, makes it VERY obnoxious for the eyes. This is a designer issue more than it is a "layout" issue. Poor choice of design colors and poor choice of design overall. Twitch was fine with that nice dark purple, it was nice and minimalistic before the changes. It didnt interfere with the MAIN purpose of the site, this being the streamer. The new layout just clutters around it like some ants on their way to attack some candy. Please, give us the option to OPT out of this. Its very disturbing. You keep forcing things on people, this should be an option, not something you have to find 3rd party solutions for. Not something you NEED to have an addon for. Your site would be much more pleasant on the eyes with the old layout, much more attractive. Now you're forcing people to clean their cookies/cache in order to trick chrome or other browsers to reverse the changes. Poor design team.
The new UI is just clutter. The Purple bar is obnoxious.
If you use theater mode it goes away, I don't mind it staying at the top when I'm scrolling since when I'm scrolling its not like the screen scrolls with me so it isn't taking up "valuable" space imo.
yes, this bar makes a very noticeable and distracting addition at the top of the screen.
Hayden Swope commented
This purple bar is the literal worst.
I hate this haha xd
I hate this horrible purple bar
how do i even get the new ui
The old UI sucked. This one is a welcome change. I have no problem with the top bar and a collapse-able sidebar. Especially when both scale up or down with browser zoom. I don't mind the color as much as others, but I would use a blackout mode if it was available.
Yes, 100% agree. Please let me opt out or give me control of the screen layout.
I did not see that purple bar for the last 14 days, someone told me twitch skipped that bs and actually I was glad not to hear anything about that failure. but today i get that fucking purple bar again, even in online channels that annoying thing is always on top. WTF?
@twitch, please roll back to old design, make it optional or at least dont show it in online channels and only on start page.no one wants that fucking useless bar! the last hope is, that bttv will soon have an option to hide it!
I like it. I feel like it isn't intrusive or distracting, and it's not obnoxious. I wish it was the same color as the bar on the left, however.
This purple bar is EXTREMELY annoying, i wish is was disabled when you on a stream channel page cause i just cant watch streams not in a fullscreen or theater mode.
I agree with the other comments here. In particular, what struck me as the worst aspect of the new layout was the look of the channel pages. The loud colors and busy elements — especially on the top and the left — kept drawing my attention away from the content. If you stick with such a distracting design, users will have to resort to popping out the stream and the chat, viewing them embedded on a minimal page elsewhere, or even using Streamlink + VLC just to get away from all the visual noise you have needlessly introduced.
Theoretically, the top bar should be fine but the way you've gone about it has made it feel very... clunky. To me, this is mainly because:
- It doesn't disappear when I scroll
- Its background colour clashes with the sidebar's background colour
- The big white search bar is just in the middle of my screen, and therefore distracting - it draws my attention more than the Twitch logo, which is bad
- Most things are cluttered to the left, then there's randomly stuff about me on the right - which also, why does it say what I'm watching? I know what I'm watching, there's no need for that
Personally, I would suggest:
- Making the top bar disappear when you scroll down, and maybe reappear when you scroll up
- Making the colours of it and the sidebar match better
- Maybe shrinking its height a bit
- Move the stuff about me that's currently on the right back into the sidebar, and move everything but the Twitch logo over to the right
- Make the search bar appear when I click something, so it's hidden when I don't want it and doesn't distract me
Alternatively, honestly just put it all back in the sidebar. Making two nav bars work is always very difficult, and I've never managed it unless the sidebar was a floating one, with whitespace around it. Obviously you don't want to do that here, because you want stream videos to take up as much space as possible.
Yeah minimizing it would be nice, but other than that it's nice
i agree when i first went onto twitch with this new layout my reaction was wtf did they do and i now don't know where anything is and i think it looks horrible, to me it now looks like its a page that should be on a tablet screen. the bar is too big