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Wed, Dec 2, 2020 7:28 PM

Title pages — new version available for sneak peek

IMDb is working on updates to the Title page. The new version of the page is mobile-responsive, meaning all features are available on devices of all sizes, and has a modern look and feel — otherwise it maintains all the functionality of the current page, though some features have moved on the page.

The new version of the page is available to a limited group of fans during a beta period. During the beta, some features are still under construction, and you may encounter bugs.

UPDATE: now available!

  • Recently viewed
  • Related News
  • Awards & Top 250
  • More like this
  • Character” links are now included in the Cast section.
  • The Episodes section now includes a link to all top-rated episodes for TV series.

For more information, check out this Help article.

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666 Points

9 m ago

Functional problem: you have to scroll down a page to be able to read the storyline summary.


To fix: make the top graphical elements smaller to make the summary appear on the first page.

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120 Points

9 m ago

The new layout I hard to read in general, but the white (and other colors) text on a black background is hard to read. Where can I submit feedback? Will different skins be available?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled White text on black is hard to read

Champion

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You just did, except by classifying this as "I need to know", IMDb staff will not see it.

Seems to me that you're trying to report a Problem or a Question.

You can Edit your post using the 3-dot menu on the upper left corner of your post.

Employee

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Hi @ciwilder 

Can you confirm if this is regarding a specific page of the site, or if you're able to help provide a screenshot/example of what you're referencing, that would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. 

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It started after I clicked to see a preview of the new layout. It now shows that way for each episode of Frasier as I move through the episodes. The top several inches have a black background with mostly white and some blue text. Thank you! 

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120 Points

Thank you for the advice! :)

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666 Points

9 m ago

I occasionally use the imdb-app but most of the time the web browser since it's hard to get a overview with just the app, ie the web browser is the main tool.

To the imdb folks: 

You have to ask your self what the main purpose for a visit to imdb for the regular user?

It's definitely not for looking at fancy pictures but foremost to find info about a movie or a tv series such as ratings, story line summary and user reviews. That information should be the main focus and shall also appear on top the title page. Everything else is secondary and could be placed whatever is desired.

Since you're only looking for mobile responsive solution, please don't wreck IMDB to something worse.

But if there are plans to make a major change of the Title Page please make sure people can adjust, enable/disable and place elements where it make most sense for their own user experience. 

Bottom line: the user experience is up to the user, not to the taste of a single UX designer.

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100 Points

9 m ago

Today imdb started showing a message on all movie-info pages, near the top of the page. It says, "Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page". How do I make it so this message is not displayed? Dug through account settings and links in the message itself - nothing.

If it can't be turned off, then how long is it gonna stay on the pages?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled banner on movie info pages

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IMDb is updating their title pages.

Check out: Title pages — new version available for sneak peek

Once they fully update it, the banner will be gone and you won't be able to see the previous (or for some users, the current) version.

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@idiffer 

You can block this element with uBlock Origin, for example. But once they fully update title pages, IMDb is gone the way of dodo!

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666 Points

9 m ago

With all the different attempts to analyze "platform statistics", I do have some understanding of "mobile first". But does a good mobile support really mean "desktop" degradation?

Visitor numbers based on the platform may not be the only thing you should consider when it comes to a "priority platform". I, and probably many others use IMDB in principle only because of reviews and ratings. I have no idea what the distribution of "useful" posts looks like from different platforms but would not be surprised if the desktop share is significantly higher if we talk about "creating good reviews" and not just about the visitor. Maybe it's the regular "visits" that generate revenue but reduce the number of "good reviews" then will the number of visits guaranteed to decrease.

We are all different but I think a mobile device (ie tablet or smartphone) is a useless tool for creating high quality posts. As little as I try to cut down a tree with a pad saw when a chainsaw is available, just as little I write a post from a mobile device when I have a computer. I may be old-fashioned but I think the right tool should be used for the right task. An opinion that should fit on this forum. :)

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9 m ago

Suggestion: keep the current design as "classic.imdb.com" and then you can go bananas with the new design.

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@Flyingrat
12 hours ago
... "classic.imdb.com" ...
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New Users may not see the way to switch to the "classic.imdb.com"

Where is the "Change View" on the new version ? ?

ACT_1
16 days ago
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/title-pages-new-version-available-for-sneak-peek/5fc7eae5ce4ce1357af24f6d?page=1


Change View
https://www.imdb.com/preferences/general


[x]  Show reference view with full cast and crew (advanced view)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6473300/reference

That's a lot of Title Pages for "Classic.imdb.com" | "Reference view"| "New version"
https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/

IMDb Statistics
As of December 2020
Titles: 7,548,383

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9 m ago

No one likes the new changes and no one asked for them. Still they get implemented. Nothing but totalitarianism on this site.

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Agree! I really don't understand what the purpose of these changes is. I mean, if the objective is to replace the native app with a web app, there is no need to wreck the entire desktop experience!

Btw, who is in charge for these changes and why? Someone needs to explain themselves!

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SMH at the hyperbole but agreeing with realization of the unmitigated disappointing circumstances.

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78 Points

9 m ago

This is the second time you try to "improve" the title page and except making it more smartphone like nothing else is improved to be honest. No one asked for this. Page is bloated on PC, it will be a mistake to force this look on your users.

- Leave an option for people to use classic design. And have a way of tracking how many people are using which design. This way you will see what people like.

- make it more compact, people are here for details aka text.. not for fancy UI elements.

Movie information is well placed on the classic view, why would you bloat it and make it less user friendly?

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142 Points

9 m ago

Hello, one of the main concerns for me is an amount of scrolling which is at least 2 x times more than before e.g. to reach Cast section. I've attached current and new UI examples, current one is more compact and thus practical to use. Thanks

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250 Points

9 m ago

I like the new look, and I'm grateful to you for your continued work here.

The page is clear and very readable.

You've mentioned that "more like this" is being worked on, and I'm looking forward to that because it's something I use a lot.  In fact, if that could be enhanced it'd be great.

I just wanted to put some positivity here because any changes always attract strongly negative comments.

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@dan_beale_cocks

This is new design on a regular Macbook and Laptop. Do you think it's readable ie where is the text?

This is the current one:

 

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666 Points

9 m ago

I have visited a number of forums and websites where the element sizes are adapted to the screen size.

My suggestion: do the same on IMDB ie please make sure one can see the story line summary and ratings on the top start page. And please add a link from summary to the complete story line.

RaviNathan

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9 m ago

It's fine.

I've been registered for about 5 years, and used the site as a resource for over twice as long.

All good things come to an end.

In fact, I look forward to an IMDb alternative, and will support any Anti-Trust suits against IMDb by such providers of such alternatives since IMDb has set itself up as a monopoly, AND done so almost entirely on the basis of the contributions of unpaid contributors.

Amazon/IMDb, Fakebook, Tweeter, Google etc. need to be broken up into little pieces in keeping with U.S. and global competition and antititrust norms and legislation.

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9 m ago

It seems the feedback form is broken.

It looks different than before, and did NOT allow me to describe what was missing/broken.

Namely:

I don't see an Edit Page button at the bottom of the page.

That's a lot of Help pages that'll need revision if that goes.

(I do see Edit icons next to some clusters of data. But not the big button.)

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@bderoes This is sounds like an issue with an ad blocker or other plug-in which may interfere with the page layout. Please try an incognito / private browser window with plug-ins disabled and then re-enable the beta via the link at the top of this thread. 

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No, Col, it's not an ad-blocker problem.

Today I _do_ see a blue bar for Edit Page on Title pages. I think some Help pages have an image of the logo-style Edit Page button.

However, the Report an Issue page is still not allowing the input of details for any choice other than "Was broken...". I have the ad blocker disabled for that page.

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I'm getting "Sorry, this survey is not currently active" from the survey link.

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@bderoes - upon selecting "Was Broken", you should see a text box to describe the issue and a section to upload screenshots. 

@Peter_pbn - can you confirm if you're still experiencing an issue with this? 

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Taylor, I actually _said_ what you're telling me.

However, the Report an Issue page is still not allowing the input of details for any choice other than "Was broken...". I have the ad blocker disabled for that page.

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Taylor, didn't see this before, but I just used the survey siuccessfully.

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62 Points

9 m ago

I really like this new design, but please add back "More like this" section.

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90 Points

9 m ago

I miss the info about movie connections, i.e. predecessor, successor etc. of the movies. Would be nice to see that next to trivia or so.

The storyline now has been moved so that scrolling is necessary. I personally think, it is more important than the cast and should be close to the top.

All the icons, video links etc. seem to be over-sized. For information that in the old version was easily visible at a glnce you now need to scroll. On a desktop I am tempted to resize the page (make it smaller). But it does not help much, I just get borders at the left and right.

I wonder why page that worked well need to be reworked to make it worse - or at least not better. If you rework them, try to improve things.