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Wed, Dec 2, 2020 7:28 PM

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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.

To check it out, click here.

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.

Known issues:

  • We are working on fixing a few bugs, notably: (1) When a country-specific title is not available, we are displaying the Worldwide version when we should display the Original title; (2) We only show up to 250 of your lists, instead of all; (3) We do not yet display "left/right" arrows on features like Photos when viewing the page at a narrow width on a non-touch device.
  • Showtimes, if available in your region, are not yet present within "Watch options".

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. To report bugs or issues, contact us.

Responses

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60 Points

2 m ago

I took a sneak peek into the new website look and this is my feedback:
1/ It focuses more on accommodating the advertisement for products on amazon vs focusing the UI to make the content engaging and insightful - the core of IMDB. Sad to see this.
2/ If the product ads have to placed - the ad display should be improved. It should complimentary to the content, not vice-versa.
I am a fan - hope someone gives some thought to this feedback. Thank you! 

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70 Points

2 m ago

What was crap about the previous format. Why change? If it's not broken, lets introduce a new format. It'll keep people in jobs. Yet another case of companies trying with needless ideas to try to improve something thats ok to read and navigate to start with.

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

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216 Points

2 m ago

I am fine with new style specially the photo browser. But I have few comments (on minor issues):

  • The new title pages are slower to load compared the legacy ones. (seems too many resource pulled)
  • It is kind an anti-intuitive at least for my workflow as a user all I do is searching and selecting what to watch next, reading what best recommendations.

Personally, I check in order: vote, photos, rating, awards, genres, language, origin, story-line keywords (not story-line), parent guide, user reviews, similar items.

I avoid video (watch only on ADSL, because heavy HD), also episodes listing (because some just spoil the story line), Don't care much of casting.

I would really like if order is little customizable: either to drop or collapse permanently some sections, or change the order.

  • Dark theme is still broken, most section are on white background. Could we ask for customized background.
  • I am using desktop web, but when I open parent guide, get mobile style. I usually replace "m." by "www." in browser URL to force desktop style and be able to add my input.

They are minor if legacy view will stay always available. Thanks for considering.

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142 Points

2 m ago

I've been using IMDB since I was a kid, and this new layout is just terrible. It wastes so much space for no reason. How can I get the old layout back?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled How can I revert to the old layout without 50 point fonts?

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177.1K Points

On both renditions of a page, the controls are round in the same spot below the navigation bar at the top.

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70 Points

2 m ago

Desktop version:

I liked that on the old version when you hovered the cursor over the "add to watchlist" button/ribbon, it would automatically display all your lists and show which ones the movie was added to. 

Also, I liked that when you were rating a movie, it would show the corresponding rating as you moved the cursor over the stars - in the new version, it just shows a big star with a "?" in it, and you have to count the stars to make sure you're giving it the intended rating.

I also agree with others who have stated that the new design takes up too much space - you have to scroll much more to get to the relevant information, and there's no need for everything to be so big.

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436 Points

Good observations.  Just another example of IMDB deciding to dumb-down the website because mobile devices can't respond to mouse-over events.  Feels like this generation of programmers are either too stupid or too lazy, to support multiple environments.  Frustrating -- like being told that highways can only be occupied by mopeds.

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108.2K Points

Maria893, 

Have you found the dropdown for adding to lists?

Instead of hovering over the + for add to watchlist on the poster, a small section of the page is dedicated to Watch Options (if any), a bar/button for adding to watchlist, with a down-arrow that opens the full spectrum of lists to be added/removed. That feature is, for me, the best thing about the new version, because the box stays open while I add/delete several lists.

(I agree that the vertical spacing is too much. I also prefer the cast list in the old version. I tend to rate films while editing a list, so I haven't even tried that on the title page.)

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70 Points

bderoes,
Yes, thanks, I have noticed that bar/button, but I have to scroll down to get to it, and it also takes a while to load the view of the list, so I personally much prefer the old version, where I could quickly add the title to a list with just one click right at the top of the page. But I also rarely add titles to more than one list, and even if I had to add it to two separate lists, it's still quicker for me with the old set-up, but I can see how it could be useful if you needed to add a title to more than two lists. :) 

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60 Points

2 m ago

Old site is not broken so don't fix it!

Please learn most customers do not like change, we do not like to need to spend valuable time learning to navigate a new layout. Life is to short, either leave it as it is or make both versions always available.

The update only really pleases you and the people you are paying way to much for the update and the advice to update.

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60 Points

2 m ago

Pages look nice, but opening the new design from the search results is significantly slower. Haven't measured but feels like seconds compared to instant on old design.

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70 Points

2 m ago

How can I keep the OLD IMDb-layout?

I mean no disrespect but the new one is -imho- just horrid really unnecessary.

Please, please, pleeeeeeease tell me there is a way to keep the old version.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled new IMDb-Layout

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4K Points

See "How do I switch back to the old version?" in the FAQ at https://help.imdb.com/article/issues/GMWASETVPLJYXEZE

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80 Points

2 m ago

I can not find the watch options button? It is in the update notes, so there should be one, but I can't find  it anywhere? What is happening?  I even tried searching the web page but these is no " watch options".

Every time I need to access watch options I need to go back to the old version... very annoying.

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108.2K Points

Niko,

Can you provide an example of a title where you found Watch Options on the "old" version, but not on the new?

On this title,

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045152/

I see watch options using the new version:

and I can find these with the Find in page browser feature.
I'm using the desktop version on Windows 10, Chrome 88.

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436 Points

I decided to check the new layout for the Watchlist, which is something I use occasionally -- which means I'm not looking for it until I want.  On the new layout, I couldn't find it.  So now I'm carefully flopping around my screen looking for your example.  I finally found it at the bottom of the screen, almost needing me to scroll the page down.

Now it is down below the glaring stupid yellow ad ... so my brain says, "don't look there".

The designers for this project just don't get it.  They're destroying a perfectly good layout with these insane choices.  The WatchList "+" symbol should be directly beside the title, and I can see them together.  This is especially important for any productions which had difficult to remember titles.   With the "+" at the top, I can remind myself immediately that I was interested in watching this.

Stop the nonsense -- fire whoever thinks these changes are a good idea -- quit trying to force this crap on us.  If anyone has to "search the screen" to locate a basic feature, then that is a bad layout.

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80 Points

Clearly something is up. I use safari on my laptop. And Yes, I had my ad blocker disabled and I restarted the browser. Although I haven't seen any ads... so maybe they just don't show this for specific browsers??

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80 Points

So, I turned off my proxy and there it is. BUT!  with the old version, I can always see watch options, whether I have proxy on or not. So, maybe the new version has an issue with proxy?

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177.1K Points

Ah, so many mysteries and so little time to solve all of them.

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110 Points

2 m ago

On the main movie display screen I used to be able to add and remove movies from lists I had created,  but the movie main display screen has changed?   I now can only click  +  to add to watch list.  

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled I cannot now add films directly to a list I created

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177.1K Points

Well, a solution for a time would be to switch back to the previous layout.

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108.2K Points

Look to the right, below any video, and find:

The down arrow on the right gives you access to your other lists.