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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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1 year ago

I’m a longtime IMDb user. Only now just made an account to make this comment. This new redesign is terribly structured, visually it’s confusing and makes a once simple to navigate website visually incoherent. The first thought to enter my mind was “how and where is the info I’m looking for?” Many apps and websites change over the years and make horrible updates that ruin a fine thing. Please, reconsider your update, there was no need for this. 

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Hi, Woods. Your feedback is appreciated. Did you ever find what you were looking for?

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112 Points

1 year ago

Before your 'upgrade' where actors & actress were not jumbled up. I use imdb to search for actors & actresses by name & put them in my spreadsheet. Simple is better always.

. I don't like the way somebody changed the layout.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled How do I go back to what imdb used to be?

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But notice how the look of IMDb name pages is analogous to the look of IMDb title pages? (That is, sans application of title reference view.)

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1 year ago

 Is anyone from IMDb web design reading these posts?

The consensus is that we DO NOT LIKE the new format and

we want an option out!

Thanks

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@rhgrafix​ 

Is anyone from IMDb web design reading these posts?

Yes, the team is reading, and there are many replies (mostly from me) across the thread. You might find our update from Wednesday 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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66 Points

1 year ago

Thank you for more than 20 years, apparently you only understand the value of something when you lose it :(

Suggestions:

1. Please open the old and the new design as options for a while at the same time and then see from the statistics which one is used more. This would solve the previously commented problem of only a couple of hundred complains and hundreds of millions of users are happy. 

2.  Or open the old IMBD for paying customers. That could make some money for you. 

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92 Points

1 year ago

As others have noted, the redesign is a catastrophic mess. If your goal was to get me to create an IMDB account (and thereby get my email address) in order to complain about this laughably bad redesign, then job well done. Who decided that breaking out credits into past and upcoming was preferable to a simple, easy to read list of all credits? It takes more clicks to get the information than it did before. There are redesigns that are frustrating at first and take time to get used to and then there is this. This is bad. Someone needs to take a step back, acknowledge the valid criticism the redesign is getting, swallow their pride and admit this redesign was perhaps change for the sake of change or someone trying to justify their job at IMDB. 

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Well, the underlying JavaScript bloat that is shared in common by name pages, title pages (title default view) and the home page is vastly worse than designs themselves. I get the feeling that the developers aren't going incorporate any performance upgrades before it comes time to retire the last generation platform (as seen in title reference view, "all credits" view, filmosearch and various subpath pages to title/name pages) entirely, so invariably the actual catastrophic mess will be realized at that point. Maybe those of us concerned about this ought to request that there simply exist a "no JS" rendition of IMDb?

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80 Points

1 year ago

I'm sorry to say that I'm not a fan of the newly-designed "Names" pages.  The new design seems far more complicated to use than the previous design--just not as user-friendly.  I hope you will consider going back to the old design--which I have enjoyed, very much, for years..

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60 Points

1 year ago

The new design is a nightmare ! I want the normal view back ! nothing is good on the new version ! I want the 90's look !!!

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1 year ago

Can you please gave us account option to revert to old design of name pages? I´m going here for 22 years and i had old computer with old operation system (don´t have money for new). And in my computer it takes eternity to load actor page. All these sections, videos, photos... it is very confusing for me, my head start aching from it. I simply want to see in which movie/TV show actor appear. Yes i understand this is for young people who like all this multimedia stuff, not for some old movie geek, but this is highly discriminating for some users who don´t have modern computers and who cannot follow all this new stuff. Can you at least make this "All Credits" option for text only as choice in user profile, so it became default for all actors i open? Otherwise i will have to say goodbye to imdb, because my computer and my mind simply cannot take it.

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62 Points

1 year ago

Dear IMDB Team, 

Please revert to the old format. The new one is very cluttered and without any charm whatsoever. 

How can you be like this? It used to be such a nice website and now it's very unwieldy. 

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1 year ago

I tried to approach the new name pages with an open mind on my phone last night, especially now that I've explored them a bit more on a computer. While I feel I'm familiar enough now to be able to use them as I wish on a desktop browser, I don't feel they function well on a phone's browser.

I noticed:

  • it takes a long time to load all that content (not everyone has a high-end phone)
  • could not use back button until entire page loaded
  • found myself on other pages as a result of hitting a link while trying to scroll to the information I wanted

Frustration set in quickly and I ended up putting the phone down when all I wanted to know was which country an actor was born in. So in the future, on my phone, I'll probably just go to Wikipedia or Google first for such information.

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106 Points

1 year ago

This update is freakin' AWFUL.  So much wasted space. I think Wikipedia is going to be my go to from now on. IMDB has consistently ignored what it's users want.

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1 year ago

On mobile phones, if we want to see the name pages like this when we click at "All Credits":

we need to type "filmotype" in the address bar every time

or the pages will look the same as on the desktop (this means unreadable on phones)

Is this permanent or will something change soon?

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@plur62​ Thanks for the feedback …

Is this permanent or will something change soon?

This is a permanent change as covered earlier in the thread.  We have now moved the “All credits” view to its own URL ending with /fullcredits to ensure the full view is always available on mobile devices. Previously a redirect was bouncing customers over to the m.imdb.com site, which in turn was causing confusion because the m.imdb.com version does not actually include all of the credits (episode details are not covered and it therefore does not meet the customer use case for the page, sorry). 

It sounds like you might be better using the appropriate IMDb app on your phone instead of the web view? 

Hope this helps.

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@Col_Needham

"It sounds like you might be better using the appropriate IMDb app on your phone instead of the web view?"

No. I don't like app, I will type "filmotype" in adresss bar every time when I want to see "All Credits" like it was before on mobile devices.

"Hope this helps."

No, sorry.

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And there is probably also an option in the web browser to view all or particular web pages as though being on a desktop computer. I've found that I have to use this on certain websites because they indiscriminately prompt visitors on mobile devices to boot up the app corresponding to he website, while providing no option to explore with a browser that is in mobile mode.

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70 Points

1 year ago

I hate the "new version" page layout. Is there any way to switch back to the old version. The new layout is too confusing, and difficult to find what I'm looking for.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Site layout

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What are you looking for, STclassic3​?

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@STclassic3You might find our update from last week 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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1 year ago

You might have watched a production from a specific person and you are checking their IMDB page to find out more stuff, but when you click a random film you had already watched it. This could be easily avoided if IMDB added a simple feature that would place your rating next to the productions you already watched. For instance:

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Have your rating show when checking people's pages

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@eunbi0530​ Thanks for the feedback ...

You might have watched a production from a specific person and you are checking their IMDB page to find out more stuff, but when you click a random film you had already watched it. This could be easily avoided if IMDB added a simple feature that would place your rating next to the productions you already watched

Yes, this was one of my favourite new features in the version which we beta tested over the summer.  Unfortunately, the customer feedback at the time showed that overall there were too many changes for people to handle at once.  The version you see now is a compromise and we will keep monitoring the feedback as the new design settles in and hopefully it can return.

In the meantime, you can access this indirectly via the "How much have you seen?" widget which is in the right hand column of the pages. For example, from https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428065/

where the link leads to https://www.imdb.com/seen/nm0428065/ and then you can refine by role and title type, for example, acting in movies -> https://www.imdb.com/seen/nm0428065-actress-movie/ 

Hope this helps. 

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@Col_Needham​ 

Regarding having ratings next to each title: perhaps we need an Idea post where people can upvote @eunbi0530​'s idea. Although several people have posted about it in this thread, many more (myself previously included) may not have chimed in, not wanting to clutter this discussion further. 

Also, it might be nice to add the What Have You Seen link to the All Topics menu, so finding it is easier, as is remembering it's available 

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@bderoes​ Thanks -- in this case re-including the ratings again does not need an idea thread as it is already high on the consideration list. 

We really need to port /seen/ onto the new platform before elevating it to "All topics" though (and ideally it ought to be possible tag something simply as seen from the ratings widget). 

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@Col_Needham​ We really need to port /seen/ onto the new platform before elevating it to "All topics" though (and ideally it ought to be possible tag something simply as seen from the ratings widget). 

I've always liked the "/seen/" easter egg. May I request a slight improvement to that page? It currently has a check box to hide watched movies, however I usually use the page to find the opposite: the movies I HAVE watched. Could you please implement a filter to also hide unwatched movies?

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@cartman_1337​ Thanks for the suggestion.  I guess you mean adding another filter which is the opposite of the “Hide titles I’ve seen” checkbox?

Unfortunately, it’s not really practical to make any changes to /seen/ while it is still on the old technology, but things will be more flexible on the new technology.  In the meantime, I assume you know that you can achieve the same effect via Advanced Title Search, for example -> https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?role=nm0428065&my_ratings=restrict&sort=my_ratings,desc&count=250

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@Col_Needham​ I guess you mean adding another filter which is the opposite of the “Hide titles I’ve seen” checkbox?

Exactly.

In the meantime, I assume you know that you can achieve the same effect viaAdvanced Title Search, for example ->https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?role=nm0428065&my_ratings=restrict&sort=my_ratings,desc&count=250

Yes, I'm aware of the advanced search, and use it quite frequently. But for a random person I stumble upon in a movie it's so much faster and easier to just edit the URL to /seen/ than to go to the advanced search. Hope to see said filter in a later itteration of the feature.

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@Col_Needham​ 

Most of the All Topics links go to "old version" pages, so your not wanting to "elevate" the Seen page to All Topics until it's re-tooled doesn't really make sense.

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@bderoes​ Ah, almost everything else in “All topics” is already scheduled to move over to the new technology, so at that point /seen/ would be more of an outlier than it otherwise appears today :-)

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1 year ago

None of these responses tell how to get back to the original good view.  Please help!

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Well, the good view is gone now. It may pop up a few more times before it is never ever seen again, but the "all credits" view and "full credits" view will have to suffice hereafter.

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@judy_harris_735zygdk69yteYou might find our update from last week helpful, particularly the point around the “All credits” view -> https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/imdb-name-page-redesign/6351563ae7100d725d54c0bb?commentId=63878b2b038ef261b8f4b7fb