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Thursday, October 20th, 2022 2:07 PM

IMDb Name Page Redesign

IMDb Name Page Redesign

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We are excited to announce the launch of IMDb’s redesigned Name pages! These pages are meant to make your IMDb experience easier and more enjoyable by providing better access to photos and videos, an upgraded view of an individual’s credits, and improved mobile navigation making it easier to view IMDb features on the go. These enhancements reflect changes suggested by IMDb customers, as well as our own in-depth research designed to enhance entertainment content, discovery, and navigation. More information is available in the FAQ on the help page.

We hope you enjoy these latest improvements, and thank you for continuing to make IMDb the world’s most trusted source for movie, TV, and entertainment content.

— The IMDb Team

 

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534 Points

1 year ago

REVERT IT BACK This is the worst change IMDB has ever introduced, it's more complicated and confusing to navigate, you seriously need to listen to our views. Clearly no-one here even likes it. IMDB has gone downhill from this to slow contribution and stupid declined stuff not happy

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1 year ago

I checked my imdb page and all the info of the documentaries I have been in has disappeared. Is this a temporary glitch or will it be fixed? I assume this is happening to many pages and not just mine.

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@mark_moore_b1ciwswferya​ OK - it is there. I just had to click on "Self". An odd way of finding the info. Not sure why this has to be hidden until it's clicked on.

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@mark_moore_b1ciwswferya​  Thanks for the feedback.  This is not new behaviour though.  The old pages only opened with the first credit category open as well so if you had credits in categories other than "Self" the old pages required a click to view them too. 

See the post I am about to make below for a good tip on viewing all credits quickly. 

Hope this helps. 

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@Col_Needham​ Thanks for getting back. Yes you are absolutely right. I think clicking “Self” at the top is easily missed (a weird selective blindness kicks in on the internet) and most casual users will instinctively scroll down to find additional categories and info. Once you know how, it’s very simple but until then you will just assume there’s no more info to be found.

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1 year ago

A quick general update not in response to any specific new feedback.  First, thanks for all of the continuing feedback which is being read and weighed by the IMDb team.  A reminder as described elsewhere in the thread that as with all redesigns, we expect the vast majority of feedback here to be negative since the people enjoying the changes have little motivation to comment.  On the other hand: please be aware that the design was built in many rounds of consultation with multiple IMDb customer groups; we held an opt-in beta across the summer open to all customers and around one million people tried the design, resulting in complaints from less than one hundred of those one million;  we have made changes to the design based on feedback in that beta; the updated design has been available for over a month and has been used by more than one hundred million customers, resulting in even a smaller percentage of complaints (again less than one hundred people). We appreciate that all change is hard, but we encourage you to give yourself time to adjust to the expanded features of the new pages. 

The new name pages work across all device sizes; they are available in eight additional languages beyond English; they improve consistency with the rest of the site & our mobile apps; and they comply with the latest accessibility standards.  All this is to enable IMDb to better scale and grow our audience into the future. The full launch will enable a further enhancement in terms of even faster page loading speeds once we are able to activate client-side rendering.  We also have other enhancements in the pipeline which are now easier thanks to the new technology. 

A reminder to read the FAQ at https://help.imdb.com/article/issues/GMWASETVPLJYXEZE/ and do take the time to explore the significantly more powerful options available to sort and filter credits. In particular, see the "All topics" menu in the upper right of the page and the blue filter symbol under the "Credits" heading. All of the old features / sorts / links / subpages are still available.

For those people seeking a quick route to view all credits in the older IMDb design, we have renamed "Text view" to "All credits" for clarity in the "All topics" menu as shown here (see red highlight to activate the menu and yellow highlight to access the all credits link):

The equivalent "Text view of credits" label in the filter menu will be similarly updated soon. 

For much more detail on how and why the pages were updated, please see our replies across the eight pages of this thread; employee replies such as this one are tagged with a green badge and "Employee" under the name of the name of the person posting. 

Hope this helps. 

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1 year ago

Please make an option to remain on the old format, it's way better.

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Because the old format is somewhat uncomfortable to experience while using the web browser of a mobile device, such a format will never return. You may notice that sites like Sprinklr, the very forum we're using to communicate, automatically adjusts appearance based upon the zoom/magnification setting in your browser. That's just food for thought.

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Mobile devices already have been showing the new style, big pictures, lots and lots of scrolling, that's the problem with the new format on any device, big pictures and too much scrolling!

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70 Points

1 year ago

Note: Please fire your designer, this new version blows. Straight out of 2005. Blinding white space amount, tiny text, impossible to casually navigate, no dark mode., and on and on.

Face it , it's terrible. I am sure IMDB arrogance won't change what they worked "so hard" on.

I'm out

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1 year ago

The funny part is that this is being sold as a slick and fast version while in fact each page load requires almost twice the bandwidth what it was with the good and tried reference view (it hasn't been a featherlight champion either for a long time, that must be said).  Perhaps even funnier is that on a site, which is dedicated to moving pictures, of that transferred data only 30% is visual content.

While the above is just nitpicking, forcefully sticking to a single design, truth if you will, seems rather odd.  People have different preferences, and so have had applications for many decades.  Just because there are multiple options, or even themes, doesn't mean that the brand would be lost behind countless menus and selections.

I guess this is what this is all about.   Users do not bring in the money, advertisers do.  Having a compact text view automatically is good for the user but bad for the business.  The world has very quickly shifted to service and subscription based model.  I wonder when the next "design refresh" comes if there is even a non-subscription option left.

It has been a good 20 years with IMDb so far, but eventually everything good must come to an end I'm afraid.  Not that previously all was better.  Using a typical connection way back then it would have taken several minutes just to load the "new refreshed look".

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1 year ago

Dear IMDB, 2003 called and they want their designer back. This new option blows..  Blinding amount of white space, impossible to casually navigate. tiny text, no dark mode, and on, and on. 

We know you won't change it because you  already wasted truck loads of money on it. but

really though, have a good look, it's bad. 

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220 Points

1 year ago

how can i go back to the old layout view which was alot better for older people 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled how can i go back to the old layout view

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92 Points

1 year ago

This format SUCKS.  How can I go back to the original format.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled New format

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70 Points

1 year ago

Literally unusable.  I'm flabbergasted by the utter incompetence of this latest redesign. Please, dear God, go back and FIRE whoever did this.

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72 Points

1 year ago

I prefer the old format. This one seems awkward and difficult to navigate.

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Hi, Kid Shelleen. You're expected to click the "all topics" button in order to access the menu that has roughly all of the stuff found on the ever-present navigation panel of the last generation IMDb platform. By all means, let us know, if this process is giving you arthritis. Personally I'm all ears. Hahaha.

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150 Points

1 year ago

Since (at least for me) all the other pages I regularly view have remained in the old style, when can I expect those to take on the new format and make me even more upset when using this great web site?

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1 year ago

I prefer phone version of View all credits, it's perfect (just like before):

On desktop it's little complicated, too much scrolling or sorting things... but, that's just me, didn't read whole thread, sorry. 😶‍🌫️

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@plur62​ 

I'm seeing the show/hide categorized version on desktop too:

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@plur62​ The mobile "All credits" view lacks the episode details though, so it does not meet the objective of the page, sorry.  The current linkage is just a bug as referenced earlier in this thread. Now that the new name pages are fully launched at 100% of customers, we will be updating the mobile view to always point to the desktop view of the all credits page. 

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@Sandy​ 

Here's an example of the old page:

https://web.archive.org/web/20210309035250/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0174437/

It had a place-holder "image".

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@Col_Needham​ sorry, but new "View all credits" on mobile phones looks ridiculous now, I can't see anything without zooming in, it is desktop version, not compatible to phones. Who's idea is to launch new site without checking if everything is working properly?

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1 year ago

I really do not like the new page design and format at all. Is there an option to have the information displayed in the previous format. I much prefer the "classic" layout and look to this new design.

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@Stardust​ 

Check out the All Credits version, available on the All Topics menu and on the bottom of the Filters menu.

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Hi, Stardust. Would you be so kind as to compare (or contrast) exhibit α [link=nm0000033] and  exhibit β [link=nm0000033/filmotype] with one another (both about Alfred Hitchcock), then report back here what your thoughts are?

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@jeorj_euler​ I prefer the filmotype version; however, I also like the full text version of the biography to show up first at the top of the page for the artist/actor/director without all the thumbnail photos. On the 033 version you have to scroll way down the page to get to biographical details. I like to read the bio details about the person first. That's the main reason I use IMDb. Otherwise I would just look everyone up on wikipedia. The other things I research the most are the music composer, soundtracks, and filming locations.

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Yeah, I've pointed out how the text-only view is missing a number of things that the last generation standard view had, but naturally that is why it is known as "(text only)". Thus, I've suggested that there be a name reference view, so that people can see a sample of the biography, a sample of the image gallery and a comprehensive filmography without having to flip any toggle switches. That would basically be analogous to title reference view.

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@bderoes​ It took me a while, but  finally found the "All Topics" menu, but I don't see anything that says "all credits". Perhaps that is only available on the Pro version?This is part of the problem for me, the pages are now so busy with to many things popping up and videos playing and other distractions that I can't find the things I really want and all the clutter makes it very confusing to get to the core content I'm looking for.

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@Stardust​ 

It's also on the bottom of the All Topics menu, left column.

All topics

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For folks navigating the mobile version of the site, the desired hyperlink is in a menu within a menu:

All Topics > Credits > All Credits

Similar is the case with the desktop, except there would be fewer clicks, since the contents of all the submenus are visible in one coherent HTML "div" overlay panel upon the "all topics" menu loading.

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@bderoes​ If I do a search for a movie such as the new Slumberland Netflix movie, then select "All Topics" - there is no option that says "All Credits". If I search for a person, then the option is there. That's why I couldn't find it earlier because I was looking up information on a particular film.

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@Stardust​ 

Right.

This thread is about the Name pages, not the Title pages.

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The "all topics" feature isn't yet present in title reference view, thankfully, so for those of us who have that as our default view, we're not as prone to forget whether we're viewing an IMDb title page or an IMDb name page. Now, that I think about it, I find it odd that people who don't have title reference view are neglecting to take note that the name page redesign is just as problematic as the title page redesign, seeing as how the belong to the same platform and experience the same inefficiencies.

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1 year ago

For me the new layout is kinda unusable and confusing. I'll propably just use Wikipedia instead of this degraded version of IMDB...

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@Trololo​ You might find our update from yesterday helpful, particularly the point around the “All credits” view -> https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/imdb-name-page-redesign/6351563ae7100d725d54c0bb?commentId=63878b2b038ef261b8f4b7fb

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Thanks, that's what I was looking for. However I noticed that TV episodes are displayed on the text version, while "Number of TV episodes from the same series to display" in my account is set on "none". Is it something that can be fixed ?

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@Trololo​ No sorry,  the “All credits” view is not connected to the old preference.