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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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66 Points

1 y ago

This new design is just awful. You say it’s meant to make the page easy and enjoyable. The old design was easier to navigate and more enjoyable than this rubbish. Change it back. Nobody wants this. Read the comments and listen to your audience, please.

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60 Points

1 y ago

Why does every website of note feel the need to redesign their layout as if everyone is on a tablet?  For PC users it just looks horrible, even like a beginner level website design probably done using notepad and html!  At least give different layout options rather than so much unused white space.

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116 Points

1 y ago

Horrible. Worst update yet. Less information in the space and not intuitive to navigate. 

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60 Points

1 y ago

The new page layout is way to similar to the app. Not liking it as I find the app is to spread out. I much prefer the old layout where everything is compacted and requires way less scrolling to find features, actors and information. 

At least have the option to return to the old page layout. 

The old adage,”If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. 

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186K Points

1 y ago

I hadn't commented much before, but a realization came to me at some point. Some of the stylistic choices adopted for the title page template redesign heavily resemble elements of an obscure website known as Rare Film Finder, which is actually a pretty awesome information resource, if only for the fact that it often has profile photographs for screen performers in many cases whereby IMDb does not. I didn't think to mention this sooner, because I haven't visited that other movie information site in a while, so I kind of forgot.

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460 Points

1 y ago

Terrible new look. Too much detail too large and what I want to see has to be found on another page. Previous appearance let me choose what I came to find and not have to go to additional pages. You're taking up far too much spaces on cast photos, which I never look at each one and mostly look at one or two. So why waste my time with this? Bigger is not better, more condensed and easily link to what you want is better. Seems to be the majority opinion here. Too bad you didn't ask your users what they want/need before the waste. Can't see website being too useful this way. You may have just forced us all to find a more useful way to find what we need and ignore your website entirely. Is that what you wanted?

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84 Points

1 y ago

Hate the new design.

Give us an option to use the old one and see statistics of what people prefer.

Note: I went to the trouble of registration only to post this, what does that say?

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116 Points

OMG. Me too! 

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134 Points

me as well, they make you create a separate account to comment in their "community"...funny, I kinda thought being an active user for over a decade was that already..lol Had to make this just express how disgusted I was at them turning this site into a ridiculous ugly mobile app.

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116 Points

Exactly! How annoying to go through the hassle of having to create a separate account just to comment, but I wasn't going to not do it. The new site is ridiculous. 

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Col_Needham, Employee
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 12:11 PM
IMDb message boards
... we have decided to disable IMDb’s message boards on February 20, 2017.
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/imdb-message-boards/5f4a79a38815453dba84300d

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This is a special board for IMDb announcements
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132 Points

@igorcarrasco I don't do social media and all that c**p, but I too was sufficiently motivated to sign up to comment.

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70 Points

1 y ago

Is there a way to have the old IMDB back ?  Its like you just took away my favorite chair and gave me some designer piece of crap to sit on.  

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

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60 Points

I prefer the old format too.  If you find a way to change back, please post details here.  Thanks

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230 Points

1 y ago

I HATE the new design? This was a huge step backwards for IMDB. I was shocked; it looks like a very amateurish old outdated website, and it's very hard to find things. I understand updating but it's supposed to make things look better and this is the worst update I've seen a company every do. I hate it so much that unless they change it back very soon I will cancel my membership and will not use any IMDB links to direct people to my projects listed on IMDB. It so unprofessional looking and hard to find the important details that there is no way I can send someone to IMDB any longer. What a huge mistake IMDB made!

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled I Hate the New IMDB Page Layout

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102 Points

It IS a bit geocities isn't it? Just a wave of information presented in a way that makes it quite difficult to process. I know websites are doing this to prolong the amount of time a user spends scrolling a page and the number of ads they see, but it's a massive step back for accessibility.

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186K Points

I'm finding the occasional reference to Tripod or Geocities amusing.

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230 Points

1 y ago

I hate the new IMDB layout that I just saw today on May 23rd, 2021. I was shocked; it looks like a very amateurish old outdated website, and it's very hard to find things. I hate it so much I'm canceling my membership and will not use any IMDB links to direct people to my projects listed there. It so unprofessional looking and hard to find the important details that there is no way I can send someone to IMDB any longer. What a huge mistake!

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

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1 y ago

Just an oddity I've noticed recently that was seemingly okay before the launch, when new title layout was in a sneak peek version. If a trademark type of trivia happens to have a link in it and randmoized algorithm will select a trivia item of such type, this happens: 

Problem lessens significantly when you're actually on the Trivia, page, but one of the square brackets still appears to be detached from the code:

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@nikolay_yeriomin Thanks, yes, that is a little too intricate to work 100%.  We would recommend rephrasing it to take the link out of the trademark [] and instead link the name in the explation (we are kind of surprised it works at all on either page). 

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60 Points

1 y ago

The new page is horrible! It is made for morons and tweeners... no difference. I hope that whoever green-lighted this change is cleaning toilets by the end of the month!

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3.8K Points

1 y ago

Just one like for the topic, and that from the IMDb CEO, in this desolate community, says a lot. Almost everyone who has been using IMDb for at least a year hates the new look of the site, not to mention those who have been using it for years and don’t have a profile here. I read comments on other forums, on Reddit, on forums in my country... and everyone is very disappointed with the new look. Are the latest users who won't mind the new look the only ones that matter?

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66 Points

1 y ago

Long time anonymous user of the site. I dislike the new design a lot.

Previously, the design was more condensed and had more 'personality'.

Now we have another bland modern design with too much white space everywhere.

I don't think it reflects customer feedback at all - just check out this comment thread and feedbacks.

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100 Points

1 y ago

The redesign is horrific. I have been an IMDB Top 100 contributor multiple years and I don't think I have ever come onto the community boards but I made a community account because the layout is so... unbelievably amateur and cheap looking, and more importantly renders updating completely moot. Everything is so large and with two columns of actors it just looks like an amorphous list of names with no billing order. I largely contribute episode TV credits and essentially in the new format those updates will have little impact on cleaning up a page and the idea of putting in the work to do that so it can look just as messy is... pointless. After nearly 15 years of contributing I don't know if I should continue.

And I'm not being overdramatic - I remember for example back when guest appearances on TV had a separate section, when series regular TV credits were listed on the main page, and I remember when those switched over and the adjustment that was made - but the pages still made SENSE and didn't look UGLY to the eye. This is the first change over that has actually made me consider stopping contributing altogether.

Happy to see that across the board the people who actually use IMDB agree that the redesign is appalling. And across all social platforms - reddit, twitter, it's insane to see a clean and easy to use site look like a colossal mess. But apparently, those people are not being considered at all. @Col_Needham ... what on Earth. 

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