Several months ago, YouTube rolled out some new changes to their YouTube channels. You had the option of whether or not to switch to the new “One Channel” design, but as of June 5th, 2013, the change has been applied to all channels. If you haven’t fixed your channel’s branding, it may not look very professional right now. So it’s time to get your channel back up to snuff!
The way the new channel design works is that you have one large design file that is cut in various ways to fit different devices. The dimensions are as follows:
- Total Size: 2560 x 423 px
- Safe Area (always visible): 1546 x 423 px
- Flexible Area (may be visible): 507 px to the left and right of the Safe Area.
Here is the cheat sheet:
The great thing about this new channel design is that now your designs will scale to fit any device, and you know it will look good. The reason why the dimensions are double what your screen resolution size is, is because YouTube now supports retina displays. This ensures that your designs are crisp and clean, even on a retina display.