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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

There are several things wrong that people have touched on. One of course is the button you need to click to "expand" credits which as other have said should be an option. If you look any character actor this is just ill advised but by far the worst is the videos section being up top because it's typically displaying giant videos of people whose profile you aren't looking at which looks beyond stupid. If you look at Iron Eyes Cody, you now get this small picture of Iron Eyes Cody and a giant video/picture of Jim Varney because Cody did his movie. The same goes if you look up Andrew Duggan and now you see his picture and a giant video of a girl getting the blood drained. At the very least these giant video previews aren't needed and if somebody was interested they could go to the video section. 

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@phillip​ 

That is a good point about the IMDb name page for Iron Eyes Cody. I subconsciously noticed something similar yesterday when perusing various musicians' pages. Below is a screenshot of Jennifer Lopez's name page as shown with the new design. When I first clicked on that page and saw the face on the right, at first I thought perhaps the person shown in the screenshot was Jennifer Lopez dressed as a man for a movie part. It turns out the photo is of Boy George, and Jennifer Lopez is not even in this featured video!

Surely there are better videos that could be featured on many name pages. Lopez herself has 206 videos linked from her page. Better yet, the videos should not be so prominently featured on each person's page. 

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@phillip​ & @keyword_expert  Thanks for the feedback on the Iron Eyes Cody, Andrew Duggan and Jennifer Lopez cases, however, these have nothing to do with the redesign, sorry.  The same videos were present on the old versions of the page.  The issues here are a mixture of bad tagging and a poor video selection algorithm which are independent of the design.  This does need further future examination (when it will be easier to fix in one place thanks to the new technology) but all three examples here are fixed now.  In the meantime, bad video tags can always be reported via the method described in the last question of https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/discover-watch/videos-faq/GJRQPZZ8AG6RSM63 

There is a name or title link missing from a video, how do I add it?

If you have found a video that is missing a link to a relevant title or name page, please report this to our staff. To do so, visit the Contact Us page while logged into your IMDb/IMDbPro account and select IMDb Contributor > I need help and haven't submitted an update > Images & video > Other Image/video issues then select "Email" and let us know how we can help.

Hope this helps.

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@Col_Needham Thank you. I did wonder if that was the case (if the problems with videos were unrelated to the redesign). Thanks for the clarification. 

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1 year ago

If an actor appears in multiples episodes of a TV show, you can't scroll down to see all of the episodes. You click on the tv show, a black box (containing links to all of the episodes) appears, but you can't scroll down to see all of the episodes

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@PR_Man​  Thanks for the problem report, but we are not sure what you mean by the above. Please can you provide a link to an example name and an indication of which episodes are missing from the list? 

Here's a name which does work here -> Kiefer Sutherland in 24 (2001) where all 195 episodes across 8 seasons are shown in the episode pop-up:

Is the scroll bar on the right (red highlighting above) missing on your browser? Or is the season navigation missing? If so, you may need to see the advice in https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/general-information/why-is-imdb-displaying-differently-on-my-browser/GF2ZAR69V859XLHF 

Hope this helps. 

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1 year ago

It's messy and ugly. Can't we be allowed to use the old version if we want?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Don't like the name page version

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1 year ago

Hi,

Is there a way to fix the settings when you change the default credit display? Currently if I ask it to show, say, the 'Self' credit list, then go to the list and need to look up the films, it reverts to default after two navigations away. I'd like to ask it to expand the credits and keep them expanded, at least for teh duration of the session.

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1 year ago

Sorry for my bad english, try to understand what i have to say. I had to register on the forum just to let you know that I'm not happy with the new style either. The only good thing about the new design is how well it works on mobile. In the old version you could easily see everything essential at a glance. Now you have to tap different menus to even see the episodes where someone has appeared. As already said, the impression is messy and confused.

Simplify these new pages for god's sake!

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80 Points

1 year ago

Re: PR_Man's email, please see attached:

To illustrate the problem, consider the following IMDB link:

 

 

 

Note the link at the margin: 0;">To the far right it says: “2 Episodes”

If you click on the link “2 Episodes,” you get taken to the page below:

The screen shows the link to one episode “S4.E17 Passage on the Lady Anne” – But you can’t scroll down to see the link to the second episode

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@PR_Man​  Thanks for the example and the screen-grab. The episodes are split by season so you are viewing his first episode in his first season, which is season 4 (as highlighted in yellow in the pop-up); in this case to see the other episode, you would click the “5” in the season menu.  

We have a suggestion elsewhere in this Sprinklr thread which we are reviewing and that is to add an “All” season view for cases where the person only worked on a small number of episodes across two or more seasons (as is the case with your example).

Hope this helps. 

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@Col_Needham​ 

You are right!

Thanks for the explanation.

Pat

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1 year ago

A useful feature for determining the noteworthy films of a given actor, director, writer, etc. was to go to that list and then to sort by, say, the film's average review score, or, in my preferred method, to sort by the number of ratings the film had overall. When I browse someone's Credits section now, I can only filter by job type and their credits get sorted by date from latest to earliest.

Please consider bringing back more sorting in these and other lists on the site.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Please bring back sorting features for lists of films

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@ds0​ Thanks for the feedback, but all of the sorting features are still available on the new name pages.  We have actually added additional options on the new pages.  Please see the "All topics" menu in the upper right of the name page (screen-shots included in an earlier post at https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/imdb-name-page-redesign/6351563ae7100d725d54c0bb?commentId=6358cfc5ef90664918a5bd64&replyId=6358e79b232e4267b00341c6)

Hope this helps. 

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@Col_Needham​ Exactly what I wanted. Thanks your time.

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148 Points

1 year ago

Can anyone recommend a similar site to this one that has a better layout/structure/ease of use/user friendly/less complicated interface than this new design.

I know about Rotten Tomatoes, are there any others?

I never thought I'd ever be looking to leave IMDB but here we are.

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@Thunderwing13​ 

Can anyone recommend a similar site to this one

Yes, the site you are seeking is IMDb.com

Have you looked at the options in the "All topics" menu at the top right of every name page (the same as the "All topics" menu in the same place on title pages)? To access this menu, click the link highlighted in red:

Also, have you looked at the sort / filter options in the "filter" menu (highted in red), it sounds like "Text view of credits" would suit your needs (highlighted in yellow):

Instead of spending time learning a new UI on a different website, we recommend you could use the same time to explore the significantly more powerful views and options available on the new IMDb name pages instead. 

Hope this helps. 

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Instead of having to switch it on for every single page, you should have it be a site-wide user preference like reference mode for the works pages. @Thunderwing13 you can use the Wayback Machine to access the old pages. Also a lot of the information is on Wikipedia, it doesn't have as much coverage as imdb, but it goes deeper than you might think. For anime, Anime News Network is the default reference site. It has a bare-bones layout and is far more comprehensive than imdb.

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@Col_Needham​  - yup.  And it has to be done every single time for every single click, just to be able to use the site.  Not really a selling point when you already have 7 pages worth of people complaining about how terrible this redesign is, and how everything single feature they liked is either gone or buried within layers of options that does not persist beyond a single page view.  

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1 year ago

It looks like the option "Display credits separately for Movie and TV" in Content Settings is no longer respected. You can choose "Sort by" -> "Project type" on individual pages, but the preference does not get remembered. Is it just going to be this way? Any way to force the project type sorting?

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@nardog​ Your observation is correct for now, sorry.  The preferences are still largely on the old technology; we have been able to bridge the localisation preference between the two technologies, but not the in-page ones.  We will check with the team on whether this can at least be made sticky instead, such that if you select it on one page, the selection carries forward to other name pages viewed by the same browser.  It is (temporarily) easier to do this vs. a centrally stored preference.  

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1 year ago

Hello,

I can't find where I sort and filter a director's work: by film type (Film, TV, Mini-Series, etc.) and sort it by Rating.

In the old IMDB, sorting buttons were placed in the right side, but now I can't find anywhere in the new user interface.

I used that sorting quite frequently and now it can't be found in the page.

Please assist

Thank you.

Elad.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Sort and Filter Director\Actor work by Rating and Type

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@eladzmrPlease see the "All topics" menu in the upper right of the name page (screen-shots included in an earlier post at https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/imdb-name-page-redesign/6351563ae7100d725d54c0bb?commentId=6358cfc5ef90664918a5bd64&replyId=6358e79b232e4267b00341c6).  The "All topics" menu is standard on the redesigned title pages too. 

You can also filter filmographies by type via the filter menu underneath the "Credits" heading, click the symbol highlighted in red and see the options highlighted in yellow:

Hope this helps. 

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1 year ago

Is there any way you could either save state of the page, or open things in new pages? If I bring up 'Charlie Brill' (nm0109318), click on 'Self', click on the Tattletales '45 episodes' link, go to page 3 of that list, click on an episode, then Alt+Left arrow (or click 'back') to go back to the previous page, that state is lost, and I need to then click on 'Self', click on '45 episodes, and click on page 3 to get back to where I was. If you included that state info in the URL, that would get the user back to where they were. The other option is to automatically open those detail pages in another window or tab so the user could close the tab or window to get back to where they were. Right now, I need to remember to right-click and select 'Open link in new tab' in order to not lose my place. Note: I use Microsoft Edge.

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Hi, James Johnston. You've made a great observation and a spectacular point, but the problem in mind is not going to be fixed any time soon at all, Just about the same problem exists on all "modernized" websites, except for the ones where developers made it a point to code the JavaScript in such a way as to remember every little change of state made to an instance of a web page in the "forward" and "back" of a given browser tab's navigation history. This is partially Google's fault, for popularizing such an asinine approach to website navigation.

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@james_johnston_4d5h8woi6a7ga​ 

My mouse has a wheel, and clicking on that wheel (middle-click) opens the link in a new tab automatically, both in Edge and Chrome. If you don't have a middle button, it might be that a shift- or control-click of some sort would do the same.

I agree with Jeorj that this is a prevalent design choice (beyond IMDb), so I have trained myself to almost always open links that way. 

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60 Points

1 year ago

The actor page is poorly designed.  Not being able to open up the actors full credits in a new page is very inconvenient and frustrating. Please give the option to view the old page design 

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@DetroitShadows​ 

You can open an actor's full credits in a new page. I suggest trying the menu or reading the help page.

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70 Points

1 year ago

I hate this. The new design is clunky and over-simplified. Lifelong professional careers are now reduced to the few most "popular" credits. It's insulting. Credits in departments other than the most popular have been eliminated. Producers use IMDb as a tool to vet our credentials and experience, and I am concerned this new layout makes it harder if not impossible to view a comprehensive list of credits. Producers only look a page for a few seconds before deciding who to hire and what rate to offer, and this new layout cuts away most of the information. They are not going to hunt for removing filters or how to expand categories, etc. I'm sure someone that works for this company is going to recommend IMDb Pro for that, but believe it or not, not all producers or department heads have IMDb Pro. It's expensive and redundant. This new design is probably a move to sell more Pro memberships. Of course Amazon can do whatever they want, but jeez, this new layout is a giant bummer.

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1 year ago

Sorry to be blunt but the new layout sucks. 

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60 Points

1 year ago

The new format is worse than the old. The thumbnails add nothing, but do detract from the information density on the page, requiring more scrolling to see an actor's entire credits list.