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Tue, May 18, 2021 6:23 PM

INTRODUCING: Updated IMDb.com Title page experience

INTRODUCING: Updated IMDb.com Title page experience

We are excited to announce the launch of IMDb’s newly refreshed movie and TV show pages! The renewed page is meant to make your IMDb experience easy and enjoyable, and its design represents the diverse interests of global entertainment fans. The refresh reflects IMDb customer feedback and research designed to enhance entertainment content discovery and navigation.

Please note, we are gradually launching the new design to a selection of IMDb customers. If you do not yet see the design, we expect to make it broadly available in the weeks ahead. Thank you for using IMDb!

For more information, check out this Help article.

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84 Points

4 m ago

Hello. I want the old layout...If I use Firefox browser I get the old one, but If I use Opera browser I get the new one that honestly I hate, no offense to whoever spent time working into it but it's not good. How come when I enter with firefox ( browser I don't like to use ) I'm getting the old layout and if I use Opera ( the browser I want to use ) I get this new thing? I don't want to open firefox to ONLY use imdb.

Please consider going back on the changes, and let me know if there's something I can do to change it.

Thanks.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Change the new layout for the old one????

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210 Points

@John123321

I only use Firefox and have unfortunately the new design.  You didn't see this:

"Please note, we are gradually launching the new design to a selection of IMDb customers. If you do not yet see the design, we expect to make it broadly available in the weeks ahead" So this means it's only a matter of time until you get the new design regardless which browser you're using.

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66 Points

4 m ago

I really do not like the new format of IMDB. Everything about it is so bad I don't even want to use it at all anymore, and I have always used it quite often for many years. I hope it is returned to the old format, and returned to it soon, as that really was perfect just the way it always has been.

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84 Points

4 m ago

HORRIBLE layout. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go back or at least have the option to use whatever one we want. Sure I'm not a person that likes changes in general, most of the time I hate all changes ( if it's working why change it...) but this one... my god, it's so bad it makes me puke

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130 Points

4 m ago

Please allow me to go back to the old page, like how reddit allows you to view the old layout. It is terrible.

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84 Points

4 m ago

At some point in the past couple of days, the IMDB mobile website has gone from a crisp, clean, efficient design, to big ugly bubble buttons, a black background that tires my eyes, and all manner of junk on the screen, like the "back to top" button that's taking up the exact space my thumb touches to scroll.  Please go back to the clean, white design.  This website is made for my mobile phone, not a massive iPad.  This re-design is just tons of wasted space that's actually making me angry to use.  This nonsense is exactly why I don't use your app.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled The redesign is infuriating.

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80 Points

4 m ago

May 29, 2021

New look is very lame as well as not as user friendly. I have a big family, so hence movies/series/tv are a big part of our day. 99.9% of people I know give the new IMDb new look a bad review. 

Yahoo mail gives their patrons/users an option to use the old look or new look.

IMDb should too!

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What? How does one switch to the old look on Yahoo! Mail?

Champion

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jeorj,

"old look" Yahoo! Mail is probably what you get from

Settings > More Settings > Switch to basic Mail

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O, I see. Thanks very much! However, it is not quite what I had in mind. I do recall a previous version of the AJAX-based (JavaScript-based) Yahoo! Mail experience, and I had gotten very comfortable with that one. Hell, it ran much faster than the contemporary one, and it seemed to support all the fancy HTML5 stuff just fine. I'm clueless as to why the email provider abandoned it for something far less efficient on the client end. I suppose, most of the "big tech" companies assume that everybody is running the latest hardware. I don't. Shoot. The capacity of RAM on the box I use is only four gigabytes, and to my understanding, it is a dual-core. I should maybe look into ironically accessing mobile version of Yahoo! Mail. Haha.

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172 Points

4 m ago

The other day the IMDb unveiled a new format for the main page for each film.  I find the new format extremely cumbersome.  There is far too much "business" on the page now, a cluttered feel, and everything is more gigantic than it needs to be.  Huge windows with audio-visual stuff push the the cast information, director, etc., way down the page.  

Some examples:

1--  To get to the "all cast and crew" you now have to scroll down way farther than you used to, and the "All Cast and Crew" words are so tiny you can easily miss them when you are looking for them.

2 -- The release date of the film is no longer shown on the top line, where you used to be able to click and get all the various openings in different places.  Now that is buried way down.

3 -- For TV shows, where it used to read, "Season 6, Episode 1", we now have the short form "S 6, E 1".  Numbers and symbols are abstract and are not helpful the way words are.  At the very least this should be customizable, so each user can choose to have the full or abbreviated forms.

4 -- The very clear words that used to be there, e.g., "Read All Customer Reviews" are no longer there, and you have to use your intuition and guess that in order to find all those hidden reviews, you have to click on the "Reviews" title itself.  It's not explicit that the title is a link, whereas in the old design, "Read All Customer Reviews" was in clear "link" format, so you knew where the link was.

I use the main pages for research, to get quickly at the facts about a film.  The old format made it very easy to get to whatever facts I wanted, quickly.  I could move around like lightning.  I don't use web sites for aesthetic experiences -- I'm not interested in clever uses of color or of windows, and I'm not interested in fancy, artistic layout for its own sake.   I want the information in the most compact and simplest form.

Was the old page considered too dull?  Well, what's wrong with dull?  The important thing is that things should be well-organized and easy to find, with links marked as links by standard link colors, etc.  The IMDb is a research tool for me, not a celebration of web designers' artistic notions.  Simplicity and efficiency are far more important to me than dazzling style.

Please bring back the old design, as soon as possible!

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled New Format of IMDb Main Pages -- A Visual Disaster -- Return to the Old Format!

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@old_film_lover Thanks for the feedback.  If you do not want to scroll, all of the subpages are available via the “All Topics” menu near the top right of each title page. Please see the grab included on https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/introducing-updated-imdbcom-title-page-experience/60a40631c1307254c6cc1b0d?commentId=60a4a383b7af171b5e8a2a30&replyId=60a4c96088ecc028d5deea50

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300 Points

4 m ago

The old interface style (better than current, imho) showed the year of production of the movies in the "more like this" section. Can we have back this info? Please, please...

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled "more like this" info missing

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70 Points

4 m ago

hi,

  how do i revert back to the old imdb website. the new website lacks sorting and a bit confusing to navigate through. if there is an option to switch to the original view, please advise.

best regards

Naveen Gopi

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled old website view

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90 Points

4 m ago

@Taylor 

Where is alternate title?   Compare this to the original UI. 

Here is a screenshot.

If the "professionals" that made this redesign are getting paid for this, IMDB is wasting their money.

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@wnyguy2212  Thanks for the feedback. When a movie or show is known by another name in your country (and it is correctly tagged in the AKA titles section) then the local title becomes the main title displayed at the top of the page and the original title is displayed underneath. Are you located in the US or have you set US display preferences on IMDb? If so, earlier this movie was missing a local US title which explains the above display.  It should now look like this:

Hope this helps. 

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350 Points

@wnyguy2212 it's there on mine.

what browser you using?

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60 Points

4 m ago

wonder why some pages are with yellow color light theme, while some with blue dark? Is there an option to switch the theme?

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70 Points

4 m ago

STOP MESSING WITH CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DISLIKE!DISLIKE!DISLIKE!DISLIKE!DISLIKE!DISLIKE!DISLIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahem, Greetings ladies and gentlemen,

Please allow the opportunity for me to express my displeasure at your latest innovation. IMDB has become the go-to site for people to look up movie and TV information, not only because of the breadth and depth of the information in the database, but also because of how that information is presented. This latest user interface defiles the memory of what made IMDB great. It is not a clean interface, it is not an easy interface to deal with, it does not make the page comfortable to read. It is painful. Blowing up every element of the page so that it looks like we changed our browsers to 200% zoom?!?! What the heck was the thought process here? Severely disappointed almost every time IMDB chooses to "improve" the design. Most of the time at least it makes sense in the fact that the change turns the page into more of an advertisement than an informative page, with the top page and a half being interactive content from the movie studio. While I hate it, at least that makes sense. This simply doesn't. Please don't jump the shark.

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350 Points

IDK I find it pretty useful to be able to see everything loud and clearly haha.

I found myself zooming in before to see things.

Especially if your using touch screens and theres actually some separation between text for our stubby fingers.

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60 Points

4 m ago

Just had it forced on me moments ago. STOP.  Give me back the 'old' setup. This new design is awful.

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schitlipz

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508 Points

4 m ago

Okay, "reference view" is the right size for desktops, but there's still no way of making the cast and crew lists more discrete or hidden.  It reminds me of the ending to any Marvel movie.  Names, names, names.

Please do something about that.  I guarantee you that people will stop bit*hing if you incorporated some ideas that are being presented here.

Surely everybody knows that most people come to IMDb to get the basics first; title and date; genre; user rating and review (few trust "pro" critics anymore), and so on.

I understand that people in the industry love watching the names.  They love it, I know.  I've been forced to sit through the ending crawl, all the way to the end by some of them.  Most people from earth, though, are on the other side of the screen.

Most people like simple stuff.

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60 Points

4 m ago

Wow, is the redesign ugly. Way too much white space and it's difficult to differentiate between the sections like you used to be able to with the old design. Everything is so giant too that it reduces the amount of content you can see without scrolling. A poor user experience is definitely enough to drive users away when there are alternative options available. 

Seems like it's trying to rip-off the design of TMDB, but they've executed the concept so much better. 

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210 Points

@bowserusc

Yeah it looks more like TMDb now. Some users commented that TMDb would be an alternative to IMDb now but I find TMDb's design terrible overall. TheTVdb (great for TV episodes content) is much more to my liking but of course both sites offer nowhere near the depth of info that IMDb has. They have sort of a monopoly.

I do also frequent sites in other languages. OFDb (German site) has a nice design and a decent community but unfortunately it lost a lot of steam in recent years.