Youtube Feather – same videos, less code
Youtube launched a trimmed down version of their site a few days ago called Feather (currently in Beta).
I could tell from the layout that there was fat trimmed, but I wanted to see how much actual code was cut so I cracked open Safari’s developer panel (*note that the majority of the grey ‘Other’ category is the actual video being loaded, so that’s going to be the same size in both modes).
normal page size:
Feather page size:
And here are the layout comparisons.
normal page layout:
Feather page layout: