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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:

  • 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.

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82 Points

5 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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Yes, it is mentioned in this help page that some sections are under construction.

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And it was mentioned in the Announcement

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/title-pages-new-version-available-for-sneak-peek/5fc7eae5ce4ce1357af24f6d

Known issues:

  • Awards, More Like This, Related News, and Recently Viewed are missing from the page as they're still under construction.

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82 Points

I didn't join until recently when the new design appeared when I browsed the site last week, had an account on main IMDB for probably 10+ years but never knew this part of the site existed. Thanks for letting me know, hope these things are added soon.

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666 Points

5 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?

(edited)

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150 Points

5 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.

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5 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.

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@bderoes

Thank you for the detailed report — we'll investigate this as a bug. 

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666 Points

5 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?

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82 Points

I too very much dislike the new "improved" design. If they decide not to include the option to keep the old layout or a more condensed and less confusing layout, I fear I will sadly have to abandon IMDb out of frustration.

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666 Points

5 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

5 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

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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.

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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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120 Points

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

5 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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70 Points

5 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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124 Points

@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

5 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. :)