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Fri, Nov 22, 2019 7:20 PM

INTRODUCING: New navigation on the IMDb website!

We're excited to announce that on November 22, 2019, IMDb launched a new navigation experience across the mobile and desktop website. These changes provide an improved navigation experience to help you find something new to watch every day.

Select "Menu" to find the parts of the site you know and love, like top-rated movies, celebrity news, and IMDb Originals. There is also easy access to IMDb TV (where available), your Watchlist, your Activity page and account settings.


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8 Messages

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350 Points

2 y ago

Hi Sarah,
I don't like the changes, there may be more, but right off the bat:
I like keyboard shortcuts, when I search and the possible selections come up I like to arrow down with my pinky, to the one I want and then press Enter; but, sadly this opens a new page, do I need to say a, "Worthless" new page, 'cause it is.  I have to left click on the selection to just go to that selection in the same page.  Then when I click on the preview it opens a new page, why?  Then I have to go back.  I like the old way where the preview opens in the same page and when done viewing, I just click the, "X" to close the preview and I'm ready for whatever I want next... lotta work for no reason.

Surprisingly IMDB, an Amazon company does a poor job of covering Prime (or other Amazon) video.  I'll look forward to when you bring that up to speed with the Netflix style.

You might be thinking everybody will get used to all these changes, cause there's a lot of negative responsee, and hey, IMDB is IMDB after all, but...
Mike

8 Messages

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350 Points

Correction: I go back and forth looking on IMDB for referred movies from elsewhere that I got confused when I said IMDB doesn't cover Prime Videos well.  I will retract that; BUT, I want to clarify that on some occasions where I was saying, "New page", I meant to say, "New tab", like when I arrow down from search to the movie and press Enter.   I would also like to add that the preview window doesn't fit my 16 x 9 screen (doesn't scale automatically) and thus I have to scroll down to unmute the sound... now why is the sound muted, after all I clicked to look at the preview?!

4 Messages

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356 Points

2 y ago

Never understand how making desktop sites more like mobile is supposed to be a good thing. Hiding things behind a menu button that then opens up full screen is pretty terrible design for desktop.

2 Messages

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80 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how i can access the upcoming drama series list ?.

In past easily access to upcoming drama series list from few months unable to access upcoming drama series list, how i can access the upcoming drama series list ?

11 Messages

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946 Points

2 y ago

This "update" is horrendous. On a computer it looks like it was made in 1995 on Tripod or Angelfire by a 10 year old. If the look they were going for was "Completely unprofessional," well... NAILED IT!

12 Messages

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442 Points

2 y ago

I suggest to everyone who still cares about IMDB (it's creators obviously don't), to bookmark a random page from the site that still looks normal (such as the news page for example) and navigate from there, and that way you bypass the monstrosity which is the new home page. Or you can stick with it if you want epilepsy-inducing, flashing huge thumbnails to be your everyday experience. IMDB is apparently trying to be Netflix, but is there no mission statement for IMDB? It is a DATABASE for movies, not another streaming service or celebrity gossip website.  

Among the things that disappeared from the new home page are the box office numbers and the news segment. Now if you want these segments and you start on the home page you need to navigate to them specifically to view them. These informational segments have been replaced by the likes of FAN FAVORITES because we all know that FAN FAVORITES  is an essential part of any movie database.





 

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210 Points

2 y ago

wow imdb.com should be now funeral.com. never thought i would hate black that much. great job independent magnificent ultra modern artistic web designers. you clearly reflected your minds.

3 Messages

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202 Points

2 y ago

Dear imdb-Team,

please consider the following feedback:

1) On mobile devices (e.g. iPad) you have to go to the bottom to hit the search icon and then you have to go to the top of the screen to actually type something into the search field. Regarding UX this is quite annoying....

2) On the new desktop design I'm missing the News segment with an overview of movie & celeb news. Is it just me that I don't see it? If it's gone, is there any way to bring it back?

Thank you!

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4.2K Messages

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109.7K Points

Cornetto MSc,
Regarding 2) movie/celeb news: 
Aren't these items from the Menu button (top of page) what you seek?

8 Messages

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302 Points

@CornettoMSc.

On Desktop via Firefox, if you scroll down down down you get

Top News
Movie News    TV News    Celebrity News

4 Messages

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202 Points

I would love to see a sticky search bar. Now there is a lot to scroll. An dI must go back to the top to search for a title, a new etc. Would be very useful if the search bar would be sticky at the top, fixed position.

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202 Points

@bderoes
Yup, that's it. However there used to be an overview on the landing page with news from both categories. 

@Matt Stoll
I don't see it. I'm using Chrome.

@Dennis J. Jansen
That's an excellent idea!

249 Messages

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8.5K Points

2 y ago

Another feature no one asked for. How about the new genres?

1 Message

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140 Points

2 y ago

I find this new navigation design to be awful. The old design seems to have been designed for us to find what we needed. This new design seems to be aimed at the masses with very short attention spans. Big and "Flashy". The new design makes it harder to get the news articles. You now have to go through news by category (TV, Movies, Celebrities, etc....), taking much longer. It used to be all together unless you selected a category to filter them. 
There are many other reasons I dislike this new design, but I'll stop here.

46 Messages

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2.2K Points

Hi Joseph, I appreciate the feedback on News being harder to find in the navigation menu. We're working on this.

If you do have any other thoughts you'd like to share, we're listening!

Thanks.

Sarah (at IMDb)

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104 Points

2 y ago

Very unhappy with the new format. I am a longtime daily user and very active with reviews and votes. Big step backwards with new design.

98 Messages

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6.1K Points

The new format is for people with ADD only. I can't understand how IMDb thought this "new look" would be accepted by the masses! They should hire programmers older than eighteen or supply them with Adderall.

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120 Points

2 y ago

The only two features for which I checked the IMDB homepage have been buried and/or removed entirely.

To see what's "In theaters" now I have to scroll past: news I frankly never cared about, "what to watch" suggestions clearly tailored for someone else, "fan favourite" showing the six movies everyone knows about already, video news I also never watch, "What's streaming" (which could be vaguely useful if it wasn't heavily biased towards amazon).

The "coming soon" section is in an even worse spot. While on mobile is just below "in theaters" (so still past all that junk sections), on desktop it's been replaced by trailers. Which don't seem to list all that's actually coming soon.

All in all, the time I'll spend on the homepage will be surely reduced.
And since the size of every section of the homepage has been increased, there'll be almost zero chances that I may accidentally see an interesting news or video while I look for the showtimes, as there can only be one section on the screen at any time.

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102 Points

2 y ago

I really don't like the new look. It's too dark and all the images are too large. It's extremely inefficient!

1 Message

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84 Points

2 y ago

4 Messages

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202 Points

2 y ago

I would like to suggest to get rid of the slider at the top. This because research and statistics show that 89% of visitors click on the first image/topic of a slider. Sliders used to be popular in the past, but not anymore in nowadays website UX design. If you Google on this topic, you will see lots of links to info to underline my statement.

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109.7K Points

Dennis J. Jansen,
Every row, except Top Box Office, is a slider.
Why single out the top row?

4 Messages

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202 Points

Yes, you are right, not only the top one. I focused on the top one, because that is that one I see the first. Like many others will. Where on the majority of websites, the top section/hero unit on the homepage is the most important section. And determines whether or not a visitor stays or leave. Although lots of IMDB visitors are returning visitors and not first time visitors, so they already know where to find what. And don't leave the site immediately.

3 Messages

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234 Points

2 y ago

This new web browser for IMDB is terrible. With the old version everything was all neat and organized and I could easily access anything form the main page, but now it's all a jumbled mess and all i can find is what new trailers there are and whats popular. I can't even find the tab for what movies are coming out each week. IMDB if you're reading this please give us, people who have an account, the choice to choose between using the old web browser and the new web browser like some other websites have done. thank you

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4.2K Messages

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109.7K Points

Have you tried the Menu button (atop every IMDb page, including the home page):

Beware that the X to close that screen is now black, so barely visible. It's near the upper right corner.

8.1K Messages

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184.5K Points

The menu button only even appears if the browser window is wide enough or zoom settings scaled smaller. That is a problem.

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4.2K Messages

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109.7K Points

I still see the 3 horizontal bars when I reduce my window to half-width:

The menu looks quite different, very mobile-y.

8.1K Messages

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184.5K Points

Yes, that is correct, but it is kind of nice to see the whole thing with one stoke of the hand or so.