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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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Champion

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4.2K Messages

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109.4K Points

8 m ago

Your survey doesn't allow us to submit images, so I'll post them here.

My feedback was as follows:

Using Chrome 86, Windows 10, with 100% view (no zoom).
At the top of the page, half my laptop 15.6" screen is black (I use an Ad Blocker).
There's too much white space around text, and therefore too much scrolling; think MOUSEwheel!
I cannot compensate for that by reducing the View, because that would make the text too small.
This might actually drive me to use Reference view, which I hate.
RaviNathan

879 Messages

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11.5K Points

8 m ago

Absolutely hideous.

The title pages look as bad as the new home page now.

R.I.P. IMDb

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Champion

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9K Messages

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271.9K Points

8 m ago

I submitted these two issues in the form:

1. On a Mac, in Safari, I clicked All Topics, but it doesn't open properly.

2. In Safari on Mac as well as iPhone I had to click to expand to read a regular-length summary under Storyline. I would prefer a bit more space for the plot summary.

Champion

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9K Messages

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271.9K Points

8 m ago

I didn't submit these points in the form because they are not limited to this new version, but while you are working on title pages you could consider these content issues:

1. The top of the page only displays three genres even if the title has more than three genres. This is confusing; some users assume that those three genres are the main genres or the only genres. Please always display all genres. If that is too much for the top of the page, maybe genres don't need to be featured there at all. Genres are also listed further down the page. (Idea post)

2. Display distributor credits in addition to the production company credits in the Details section. A frequent request from users in this forum is for it to be easier to see which network/service carries a show. (Idea post)

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78 Messages

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2.9K Points

8 m ago

Another change no one asked for. :/

So, every title page will soon be BLACK, with NO option in Preferences to choose if you want to use it or not? 

Awful, just awful.

Champion

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4.2K Messages

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109.4K Points

8 m ago

Additional feedback, also sent via survey:

The user review on the front page does not list the author; whoa, just found it, with a graphic.at the bottom. Ugh.
When I click the 3-dots to read the full review, the page scrolls up well beyond where I was reading, so now I have to find my place.
Keywords are not identified as such, they're just random phrases enclosed in a graphic (which seems to take more vertical space).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0776728/

I should have also complained that the link to other reviews is at the top of the main-page review. So once I've finished reading a lengthy review, I have to scroll back to the top of the review or the page (I can't even collapse the review that I expanded.)

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Champion

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9K Messages

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271.9K Points

8 m ago

I'm getting error messages when trying to load the new title pages.

6 Messages

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330 Points

8 m ago

Please no. This looks terrible like all the other pages you guys ruined over the years. I'm using a desktop computer not a smartphone. 

100 Messages

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2K Points

8 m ago

Another feature no one asked for, what about the new genres?

Champion

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4.2K Messages

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109.4K Points

8 m ago

Where is the option to add a comment when I _Share_ the title to Checkins?
Checkins is no longer on the Share list.
And I don't see an option to add a comment while adding to any list.

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82 Points

8 m ago

Where has the "More Like This" feature gone from the "new look" movie information pages? I used it a lot to find other similar movies I might like when looking up films.

The new pages look pretty nice but without that feature I mentioned above it's pretty annoying, I've found countless films through that feature so quite disappointed to see it gone.

Will it be returning?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled New design "More Like This" feature gone?

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666 Points

8 m ago

My personal take on this one: I think the suggestion is an awful bloated design the doesn't add any functionality at all at the cost of just some "expanded" graphical elements. Please, let us at least have the option to keep the original design or a "condensed mode" 

IMHO some suggestions and examples of design errors:

  • Storyline should be on the top, not att the bottom at the page (or there should at least be a link to it)
  • Bring back "More Like This" that is currently gone.
  • Let people decide for them selves what and where the different design elements should placed. Second best, there should be an option for "condensed mode" (something like the current one)
  • Add the option "Go back now" in personal preferences.
  • Make "dark mode" optional.

Any thoughts?

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150 Points

8 m ago

RIP imdb.

Even with a few changes here and there over the years, imdb still had that familiar look everyone got used to. I even think that the new homepage and apps look nice... but this new page title layout is a mess.

Why does the screen even go from black to white? Yes most of the information is still the same, but it looks so unorganized.

Champion

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4.2K Messages

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109.4K Points

8 m ago

I submitted this via the feedback link, but wanted others to be on the lookout for it:

I opened the dropdown to change which lists the title would be on.
I removed it from one, added to another.
I went away and edited something else, leaving the tab open.
When I activated the dropdown again, it still had the removed list checked.
I opened that list, refreshed that page, and the title was gone.
I came back to the title's tab, refreshed, and the list was unchecked.

Today is not the first time I saw something goofy related to this feature. That dropdown actually managed to add a title to a list TWICE. I can't tell you exactly what I did when that happened, but I even refreshed the list to make sure it wasn't a hiccup on the display. I remember that I successfully used the dropdown to remove the title from the list, and both were removed as expected.

22 Messages

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666 Points

8 m ago

I was thinking about if the marketing folks continue like they usually do and completely ignore all the negative responses from their core users thus force the implementation of the current "new look", there might be a way to fix it back to a more condensed mode using a Greasemonkey add-on.

But I really really hope they change their minds or at least add an option to keep the original design.

Any thoughts?