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Thursday, January 12th, 2023 5:36 PM

IMDb Web Title Subpages Redesign

IMDb Web Title Subpages Redesign

We are excited to announce IMDb’s redesign of Title subpages! In the coming days, IMDb will incrementally roll out its 12 redesigned Title subpages, which include a title’s subpage for news, plot summaries, release information, Metacritic, and more. The refreshed pages are meant to make your IMDb experience easier and more enjoyable by providing improved access to TV and movie content on any device and when on the go. The redesign follows ongoing site improvements and reflects changes suggested by IMDb customers, as well as our own in-depth research designed to enhance entertainment content, discovery, and navigation.

 

In the coming months, we will continue to update IMDb pages throughout the site. We hope you enjoy these latest and upcoming 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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15 days ago

Will this redesign be available on the iOS app?

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@cinemacriterion​ -- good question. The current redesign is for mobile Web and Desktop. Thanks.

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14 days ago

I'm seeing the new version of the Release Info page.

I like the links at top and bottom, top echoing the main page.

But specific to the Release info itself: I'm disappointed that an Expand All link is not near the top of each category (Release Date, AKA), as we have on the primary Name pages for Credits. Instead we have to scroll down and click the "nn more" link. I know my country will be alphabetized low on the list, so I'd like the ability to expand the list up top.

Speaking of alphabetizing, this page doesn't actually follow that rule: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7456722/releaseinfo

I'm seeing United Arab Emirates at the top of the release dates (with the same release date as all but the last item), Spain between Egypt and France, United Kingdom between France and Hong Kong, South Korea between Japan and Mexico, and South Africa after United States. Huh?

Release Date
United Arab Emirates February 21, 2020(internet)
Argentina February 21, 2020(internet)
Australia February 21, 2020(internet)
Brazil February 21, 2020(internet)
Canada February 21, 2020(internet)
Germany February 21, 2020(internet)
Ecuador February 21, 2020(internet)
Egypt February 21, 2020(internet)
Spain February 21, 2020(internet)
France February 21, 2020(internet)
United Kingdom February 21, 2020(internet)
Hong Kong February 21, 2020(internet)
Indonesia February 21, 2020(internet)
Israel February 21, 2020(internet)
India February 21, 2020(internet)
Italy February 21, 2020(internet)
Japan February 21, 2020(internet)
South Korea February 21, 2020(internet)
Mexico February 21, 2020(internet)
Netherlands February 21, 2020(internet)
Norway February 21, 2020(internet)
Philippines February 21, 2020(internet)
Poland February 21, 2020(internet)
Sweden February 21, 2020(internet)
Singapore February 21, 2020(internet)
Thailand February 21, 2020(internet)
Turkey February 21, 2020(internet)
United States February 21, 2020(internet)
South Africa February 21, 2020(internet)
Taiwan December 7, 2022(internet)

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Hi, @bderoes​:

Items with the same release date are sorted by country code.

Cheers!

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@ljdoncel​ 

Aha. Always dislike sorts that use un-displayed information for ordering.

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@bderoes​ Also, that's only when there's a tie for the same release date.  The primary sort order is chronological, for example, see https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7405458/releaseinfo

BTW these are exactly the same primary and secondary sort orders as the previous version of the /title/releaseinfo page. 

Hope this helps. 

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@Col_Needham​ 

I wish you had replied to this instead:

But specific to the Release info itself: I'm disappointed that an Expand All link is not near the top of each category (Release Date, AKA), as we have on the primary Name pages for Credits. Instead we have to scroll down and click the "nn more" link. I know my country will be alphabetized low on the list, so I'd like the ability to expand the list up top.

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@bderoes​ The product and design teams will largely be handling this thread directly and they will see your comment, thanks. I was just clarifying the point on the sort order.  

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@bderoes - thank you for your feedback about the Expand All design. The Web team considered various options, including your suggestion. In addition to incorporating customer feedback, the team went with the new Expand All design to make it simple to review different subpage sections at a glance, with an abbreviated list for each, and expand while browsing (vs. returning to the section title).

I shared your recommendation with the team. We will review it and other valuable feedback as we continue to redesign the site and experiment with new features and more. Please feel free to reach out again at any time - thanks. 

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14 days ago

Oh good grief, what is this? I don't frequent this forum a lot. Barely ever. But I do use IMDB a lot and contribute a lot of its data, being within the Top 50 yearly contributors year after year after year after year and being at this stage among the Top 60 contributors of All Time to this website.

What is this? Just what is this? Can anyone, actually anyone, be it Col Needham, someone else working at IMDB or just anyone else actually explain how the new Release Date/Alternate Title page is better? I mean actually explain how it's better, not just "we beta-tested it and it was received fine"? How is it better?

Compare the now old page for Jurassic World Dominion with the new one through the attached screenshots below. Over the same amount of screen space, the old page gives you a ton more information clearly at a single glance than the new one. The old page also offers the handy side menu on the right to quickly access all the other sections for the title, which is completely absent from the new version.

The new version is less eye-pleasing, requires more clicks to get to the information you want, transforms every release date into a useless clickable, removes the side menu, does not display the film's title in my preferred language (why is it in French???),.... How is it better? What does it actually improve over the old version?

The new version of the Name pages was already not great, but this is egregious. Stop degrading your product! How is it any better?

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The re-designers are doing everything in their power to obscure anything that even remotely constitutes a comprehensive view of information. I'm getting bored, pointing this out every at single stage of the overall rollout of the new/current generation software platform of the website, but I will probably keep doing it. An interesting thing to note also, is that these people working at IMDb pretend not to understand the value of something like the Internet Archive Wayback Machine: "Why would you want to use that silly thing, when you can view the information live?" Haha.

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@jean_morel​ -- thank you for using IMDb and your extensive contributions to make it the most authoritative source for entertainment content. I have shared your design and feature feedback with our team to review.

Specific to your language experience (French), you might want to confirm your content preferences and browser preferred language (country might be set to France, without a preferred language, etc.). You can also set your IMDb language to English (see the navigation bar feature next to your name or "Sign In") or desired listed language.

Please let us know if you continue to see language or other issues. Thanks, and please reach out again at any time.

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@jean_morel​ It is NOT better.  It just isn't. I really don't understand what is going on with this site.  Redesigning page after page and making them sooooo much worse, makes no sense.  Who is coming up with this.  And with the announcements, I feel as if I am being gaslighted:

The refreshed pages are meant to make your IMDb experience easier and more enjoyable by providing improved access to TV and movie content on any device and when on the go. 

My experience has not been easier or more enjoyable in any way.  Furthermore, improved access to content is the exact opposite of what has occurred.

The redesign follows ongoing site improvements and reflects changes suggested by IMDb customers, as well as our own in-depth research 

If The IMDb Team were actually interested in customer suggestions, then maybe a quick scan over any one of the posts after posts after posts of not just negative feedback but also suggestions for improvement would be a good place to start.  I would love to know what kind of "in-depth research" resulted in this.

In the coming months, we will continue to update IMDb pages throughout the site. 

Please DON'T

We hope you enjoy these latest and upcoming improvements,

We DON'T

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@BeeAKiddo​ -- Thank you for providing feedback about the new Title Subpages. I understand your general frustration with site updates, and we welcome specific feedback about improvements that you believe would be useful. Feel free to share them with me here, and I will pass them to relevant teams to consider as we continue to enhance the site, whether on existing updates or those still to come.

Thank you for using IMDb. Please feel free to reach out again at any time.

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An absolute PITA to see if a release date is already there or not when attempting to contribute to IMDb due to having to drop down and now it causes more work. I use the "reference" page for a reason, because everything is condensed.

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8 days ago

Since the recent change of the design, when I see soundtrack entry, the title part of the song becomes unselectable by mouse

I see the entry from PC not mobile.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Soundtrack title becomes unselectable.

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As I often select the title and search google with it, so it is very unconvenient.


Are there any way to capture the title of the song and store to clipboard?  (It is possible to use Edit and select correct/delete, however it takes much time than ever.)

I hope this design will be changed to be better one in near future.

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@tozaki​ 

To select the text of the title of the song, start your cursor on the beginning of the line under the title.

Actually, on this page, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045152/soundtrack

the year appears right under, and selecting that too helps with the google search. 

Once selected, I'm able to right-click and choose the Search Google option.

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@bderoes​ Thank you for your reply. It dose not work for me as I use Firefox.
Now I found it works on Google Chrome and Safari on Mac.

If someone who are respoisible for the design read this message, please confirm it.
And do not use <button> tag for important data, because the text cannot be selectable with Firefox.

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@tozaki - I write to confirm whether you were able to mirror the soundtrack copy (title/year) on Firefox that you were doing on Chrome.

The feature works as @bderoes explained for me on Firefox like it does on Chrome (for you). If you are experiencing issues, please feel free to share an screenshots, specific steps, etc. to help resolve any problem you are facing (or identify an unknown bug). Thanks again for your feedback and using IMDb.

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@Kevin_Powell  To make it clear, I repeat.

I cannot select the title of soundtrack in Firefox, whereas it is selectable in Chrome and Safari.

With Firefox, even I type Command+A (on Mac) to select all, the title part is not included to the text on the clipboard.

Here is a screenshot when I typed Command+A

You see the song title ("Fit as a Fiddle" and "Temptation") is not selected.


That's because the title is surrounded between <button> and </button> in html.  Firefox won't  select the text at button.

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8 days ago

Why the movie title of the subpage is in English despite my content setting is

Title display country/region: Original

I think it should respect that setting.

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@tozaki​ - Thank you for reaching out about the inconsistent experience! I informed the team this morning about your issue, and we moved up work to prioritize a fix. I appreciate your willingness to share this error - please reach out again with any other issues or feedback. Thanks for using IMDb.

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This may not related the design change of this time, I know there is other places title is not shown in original.

In reference view, if these is a movie connections, it shows the first 1 title of the related movie. That title is shown in English.  (In connections view, it is shown in original.)

For example, in https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047243/reference/ , I see the following:

Movie Connections Featured in The Son of Gascogne (1995). See more »


When I click the title or show more link, the title is shown in original "La fils de Gascogne".

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@tozaki - thanks for the feedback about your experience on the "/reference/" experience vs redesigned subpages. On our end, the redesigned title page (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047243/) does provide a consistent experience for Connections (e.g., Le fils de Gascogne (1995) is displayed, and a click surfaces a title page with the same name)).

If you do see inconsistencies like you mentioned above on the "/reference/" page, please reach out with information. Thanks for providing clear feedback and using IMDb.

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@Kevin_Powell  I think you understand what I meant.
If the reference in the connection at the new redesigned page is as expected, the behavior in /reference is a bug.

The same bug is also at /mediaviewer.
Despite of the setting, you see the English title at the are shown at lower position. 

See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047243/mediaviewer/rm1792544768/

It shows:


with English title instead of original French.

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@tozaki​ - I write to confirm that the team released a fix earlier this week that addressed the localization bug that you spotted. The bug recently surfaced, and I want to thank you again for raising it here. We are happy it was caught and resolved so fast.

Please reach out at any time about any issue. And thank you for using IMDb!

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7 days ago

I'm so happy I'm not alone in the opinions about this most recent so-called "update". I'm certainly not pleased for that update. I'm especially thinking about what happened to the title subpages. Until now, we got all the information we needed in one place. Subpages for release dates, all aka titles, movie connections... everything you'd like to know in just one or just a couple of clicks, and you could just read all the release dates and akas at once, same to all other subpages.

As it's now, you have to click to see more items per subpage. In other words, you have to "click to death" for more information. ☹️ Click to see more release dates and aka titles, click to see more movie connections, click to see more and more items and such... Jeepers, you call that "improvement" and "better"?

So yes, even the screenshots jean_morel took and uploaded to this discussion speak for itself.

This is not the "update" we IMDb users have asked for. I'm sorry, but I am very sore about this. 😤 In times, I have to use the "reference" view to get all the information I want.

☹️

And I'm very sad about it, because I have used IMDb for many years when it was very easy to use, and very easy and comfortable to read and look at. I will still contribute with new titles, as well as details on titles already existing on the database, because that is one of my big hobbies. Because of that, I guess I have no other choice than to accept that "update" and get used to it, regardless if I like it or not. These are my complains for this time, so far...

Sincirely, someone whose main hobbies have consisted of film and music since I was 3-year-old in 1989.

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7 days ago

again, another new version and I only wish having a comprehensive version again, without clicking for additional information. I hope there will be forever movies pages, where I can see the full cast without additional clicks. It still annoys me quite much that I need extra klicks to see the full cast of a series.

It´s also annoying that I need to do so many clicks to see the full credits page of an actor.

I assume I`m not the only one who wishes the posibility to choose between the new and a comprehensive design, which is built to show all the information on a single page that was shown on a single page before permanently.

I know I once read in this forum that such a design would not be representative. But what does it have to do with representativity, if the users can decide for their own which version they prefer.

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@czender​ You're spot on. 👍 When I first discovered the same thing with any celeb I clicked on, I felt not very happy. Clicking for additional information takes unnecessarily more time and energy than we could for many times back.

And what happened to the other subpages made me more like a sorehead. So yes, I do agree that we should have the option to choose between designs as you mentioned.

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There is a fulllcredits page, for example,

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0518178/fullcredits

Currently it needs extra 2 clicks to get this view.  I hope there should be at least a user preference to set this view is default in the Content Setting.

However, there is no such view for releaseinfo to see many AKAs etc. So their should be different view like older ones for those pages.

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czender

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@tozaki​ I know there is, but it`s way too lenghty to get there

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@czender​ Amen to that.

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@czender​ - thank you for sharing your recommendations. I have shared your feedback with the team about, during a page load, about options to experiment with content detail display and preserve our intent to simply section title and category name browse. 

Appreciate your direct message. Please feel free to reach out again at any time. Thanks for using IMDb.

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5 days ago

On the new format, while on an episode page, the name of the series (shown directly above the episode title) does not have an active link. On the old-format pages, it does. Example:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0609119/reviews/

yes

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0609119/technical

no

There needs to be a way to get to the series page directly from any episode page, as there is on the old format. Is there a link that I haven't found (and I looked under All Topics)? The optimum solution is to provide what the old pages do.

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@bderoes​ - Thank you for your feedback about episode pages (and subpages) directing to the series page. I have shared your message with the team to review. We intend to follow up with a feature update that touches on your aforementioned recommendation to conveniently navigate to a series page from an episode subpage.

Thanks again for your feedback on the redesigned page. Please reach out again with any other comments or issues.

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3 days ago

Why do the Technical Credits for a film no longer show the countries associated with the different running times?  For example, the running times for the film "The Young Rebel" (U.S. title) here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060227/technical?ref_=tttr_ql_dt_6

just show four different times, with no countries associated with them  Yet. when I try to edit the page, the countries for the four running times appear on the edit screen. 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Running times by country