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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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62 Points

2 years ago

This redesign is a trainwreck of style over substance. Internet Movie Database — remember that last part. The whole point of this site is the presentation of information, like a list of cast and crew, not a two-column presentation dominated by huge photos. This is every bit as bad as the candy-shop presentation of the mobile app and mobile site. Quit trying to tart up a website that is already burdened by invasive media. Think about what people actually want from IMDb, and present that information. Make the information easy to find and easy to use before you do anything else. (Having said that, I'm sure it's too late to put this painted horse back in the barn.)

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70 Points

2 years ago

A nice new design, bringing mobile / browser versions closer together. 

Some remarks :  

This needs a fully dark theme, now just upper half is dark, bottom half is white background. 
Also, page needs to be more compact, need to scroll too much to get through the content (make the list of stars more compact, for example, reduce spacing where possible).

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70 Points

2 years ago

A nice new design, bringing mobile / browser versions closer together. 

Some remarks :  

This needs a fully dark theme, now just upper half is dark, bottom half is white background. 
Also, page needs to be more compact, need to scroll too much to get through the content (make the list of stars more compact, for example, reduce spacing where possible).

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72 Points

2 years ago

Hello, I have a few observations I'd like to share:

  • The new half black/half white color scheme is very distracting, and annyoing in a darker room. The entire site should have a proper, unified (and optional) dark theme for those who'd like to browse at night.
  • The new Title page layout requires too much scrolling to get to the more important information blocks, such as cast, movie details, detailed storyline, and reviews. Blocks such as "Photos" and "Awards" take up much more screen real estate than they should.
  • The cast list is unnecessarily large. The old, simple list view was much more compact.

It's nice to see that IMDB is getting a refreshed skin, but so far it's mostly going in the wrong direction, and as it stands now, I prefer the old design.

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228 Points

2 years ago

I tried out the new interface for IMDb today. I understand the desire to update the look of the site and I support the implementation of a bolder, cleaner interface. However, links to some of the pre-existing related content seem to have been sacrificed, creating orphan content. Case in point, the "See Also - Other Works" section for Colin Blakely. A number of entries have been made in this section, but as near as I can tell, they are inaccessible in the new format. Is this an oversight or is that content going away? I hope it's not the latter.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0086780/otherworks?ref_=nmbio_sa_1

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled New Formatting Orphans Content

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There is a new design for title pages, not name pages. The problem may be that you are being redirected to the mobile site, which has less data.

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228 Points

That's exactly it. Thank you!

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60 Points

2 years ago

release date not on top of page next to title anymore, have to scroll down all the way to details

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60 Points

2 years ago

agree with bderoes- too much white space and too much scrolling. (Win10, firefox and no zoom). Thanks!

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I was kind of baffled by what commenders of the layout preview meant be "clean", but it make sense that the word would be a way of describing all the empty space in places other than the margins.

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130 Points

2 years ago

Please, no!

  • On the desktop, it looks just awful. Everything is too big and scatterd all over the page. Generally, you must be blind if you think this is a good design.
  • The top of the page is much less informative than in was in the old version. I have to scroll down to read any useful information about the film.
    — Also, there’s no reason to make the trailer preview so giant. I would click it regardless of its size if I wanted to watch the trailer. So, this huge picture just wastes space for no reason.
  • The cast overview is impossible to read, because it’s split in two columns.

Sorry for my English, I’m not a native speaker. I started to use IMDb after Russian site Kinopoisk has been completely messed up by Yandex, and I’m afraid Amazon is going to do the same to IMDb.

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70 Points

2 years ago

In the old version the year of release would be listed after the title.
In the new version the year is no longer listed after the title.
The year is important as many movies have the same title and need the year to differentiate them.

So I would really like it if you showed the title with year in the new version as well.

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70 Points

2 years ago

In the old way the title would be shown like this Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

and the exact release date for you country would be shown below that

In the new way the title is shown without the year like this Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

and below that the year 1988 and no exact release date.

Year is very important to list together with the title, as my movies have the same title.

The exact release date for your country is also very important as that is what people usually want to know about.

So both these changes are bad ones in my opinion. Please change them back.

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70 Points

2 years ago

Hi I wanted to leave comment on Report issue but failed as you cannot enter comment there. 

So I think you should hide number of episodes actor acted in TV show, as that is kind of spoiler. It should be hidden and shown when "Show episodes" or similar button is pressed. 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled New design - Hide number of episodes until button pressed

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62 Points

2 years ago

Looks nice but.. I must now click on lists to check if I already have this title in one of my lists but in the old site was enough just to move the mouse over the the titles (+) symbol. Please continue with this feature.

I hope that you add more features to the lists section as colors that one can directly recognize without clicking the titles again  

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70 Points

2 years ago

Like the old setup better. Just leave it alone. The new one takes way more space and scrolling to view stuff.  Why is it that everybody is always trying to "Improve" something that has nothing wrong with it. Most web pages now include huge banners/menus at the top of the page. Not bad when viewed on a portrait screen, but on a landscape laptop, the banners take up 25-30% of the screen.  At least make them so they can be closed and opened like the rest of the totally messed up menu systems Microsoft came up with a few years ago. "The Ribbon"

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84 Points

2 years ago

Thank you for sharing the preview. In my opinion this re-design is just following bad practice of blow up style happening all across the web.  I wonder what the target screen size is? My monitor is 24" 1920x1200, not big but above average, as I recall.  Anyhow, the layout is bad, there is too much empty space, too big type, too big photos, you have to literally walk across the screen to find things. They are all over the screen. The page is endlessly long and I use hyper scroll mouse (!). Absolutely NOT user friendly. 

And the worst - it just looks like any other website out there, no soul!

What is wrong with your current website design? You could polish it a bit, work on its design, make it a litter bit wider, emphasize most common items ... I could do it for you, seriously! But no, you take a "template" and voila! Shit happens ;-)

I am actually using default 80% zoom in my browser to shrink current ridiculous web design down.

However, I am happy to see that I am not the only one with negative opinion :-)) I am going to post a question about current web design to Quora, that's what I'm gonna do ;-)

Cheers!

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78 Points

2 years ago

"More Like This" section of the new design only displays posters, ratings, and titles. Old design also lets me see (after mouse-over) brief plot summary, director, and 1 or 2 top actors. Thus the old design for that section is more informative and useful.