Thoughts on Twitch's new look

The subtle adjustments to the glitch logo is fine and I actually like the updated logomark looks better than the original, which — as someone who really liked the old logo — I never thought I’d say. The larger radius on the button corners and circular pills for tags are a nice touch that I feel modernizes the look. I also really like the new typeface (Roobert) but I think they’ll need to make some adjustments to weights (ie: the sidebar “followed channels” etc) throughout the site.

The new purple is nice, particularly in the dark version of the website, but I’ll miss the previous one. It would be nice to see them use a combination of the two. Speaking of dark mode, while the dark palette of the site looks fine, the light version feels… off. Maybe too much white space? Weird contrast with the shading of the sidebar? I can’t quite put my finger on it but something about it doesn’t gel like the previous version did. That said, I almost exclusively use the dark version so it’s not something I’ll encounter on a daily basis.

I know they’ve already said this is only the beginning of the work they’re doing but I really wish they would have also done some work on the user experience of the Twitch website. The navigation is still cluttered, items are hidden, the dashboard is still all over the place, panels are a nightmare to organize and display effectively, discoverability of channels still isn’t very good, etc.

Overall, I’m into the new look. Next, I’d like to see them tackle the deeper UX issues.