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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!

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  • 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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80 Points

3 m ago

if it aint broken dont break it , The old IMDB pages  are simple  to use with small graphics that take up less space ,  less is more and , and adding bigger graphic and other items that hinder our already busy lives is not a good idea IMHO. 

I like the old   format  its simple.  I use it to quickly look up a move ,   read the comments, check the actors, look  up trailers, and others users lists, and go about my day  .

Why would you want to complicate   something that is working so well and drive us to look up other movie review sites. After dealing with Facebook, CNN , telegraph, yahoo etc the last thing we need is to deal with yet another complicated website in our already busy lives, 

  My advice is  keep it simple , Be like the Vitamix . its been the same  design for 50 years and is simple and still as popular as ever.          

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True, which is why I use the old IMDb pages. Simple and quick to use, and without everything having to be too big.

In my opinion, when I use databases like the IMDb and AllMovie, I don't need everything to be just as pretty and fancy as "looking at Daphne Blake who can be difficult to deal with". XD. Yes, with that said, I've been watching Scooby-Doo recently.

See what I mean? Just because a site is prettier, it doesn't always mean that the site is gonna be more user friendly, like many users on this page and me have already told. Let us just have the old and simple pages like we've been having for decades, and let others choose to use the new version.

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110 Points

Users use IMDB for data collecting and inspiration, not to be pandered to by perceived fancy graphics. Web sites, on the other hand, have an inherent urge to follow - or create - trends, in an attempt to gain clicks.

Dear IMDB: Neither stationary nor mobile(app) versions are perfect but highly usable. This beta is simply not worth saving - scrap it...

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80 Points

3 m ago

Ive used IMDB for many years and this the first time Im creating  an account to post a comment .

"if it aint broken dont break it " Why?   :  Because the old IMDB pages  are simple  to use with small graphics that take up less space ,  less is more and , and adding bigger graphics and other items that slow down our already busy  schedules and lives is not a good idea IMHO. 

I like the old   format  because of its  simplicity .  I use it to quickly look up a movie ,  read the comments, check the actors, look  up trailers, and others users lists, and go about my day  . This new look is too much space for me ,  I find it stressful having to move my mouse over so much web page acreage.

Why the need to over  complicate   something that is already  working so well . The end result will be to  drive users  to look  up  reviews on alternative simpler  sites.

or just scan the  search result landing page and quickly move on.

After dealing with Facebook, CNN , telegraph, and yahoo etc the last thing I need is to deal with yet another complicated website in my already busy life, 

  My advice is  keep it simple , be like the Vitamix . its been the same  design for 50 years and is simple and still as popular as ever. 

  Because in this over complicated works most of us appreciate simplicity.  Keep it simple and it its not broken dont break it . The old format works very well .

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled if it aint broken - Dont break it - The old format works very well .

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122 Points

Competely agree - keep it simple!  There is a reason we've been using IMDB all these years - it works, it's simple.  

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60 Points

3 m ago

I'm utilizing AdBlock on Chrome, suggested by somebody (BonaFideBOSS

here explicitly to make the photograph exhibition work while hindering advertisements somewhere else. 

I see the _same_ huge clear square on Firefox with Adblock Plus. 

I track down the enormous separating (second screen capture) undeniably a greater amount of a hindrance than the best one. It's a LOT of looking to get to the Details area, for example, which is anything but a decision among the All Topics menu. AdBlock isn't making the triple-dividing in that shot. 

Goodness, I just killed AdBlock, and there are 3 flag promotions between segments, also the stuff in the correct segment. No such garbage when I get back to the current view.

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NijazBaBs

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510 Points

3 m ago

When I user review a title then if I click on background in page outside user review popup, then popup (frame actually) disappears and can't reappear. Can you make user review frame to not disappear when we click left of it (on title page)? I mean before we submitted user review, when we are writing it. Also rating I made is sometimes not appearing or have to refresh page for it to appear, as if I did not rate a movie, although on my profile it says I did and in my ratings page.

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312 Points

3 m ago

So, I was trying to give feedback through the qualtrics page but the following keeps happening: I select a category (such as "Was different or missing"), hit "Next" and it immediately takes me to "Thank you for your feedback! Your input is being reviewed in order to make improvements!" without a chance to give any details. That seems rather pointless so I'm assuming it's some sort of bug.

After trying 3 times with different categories, Adblock (Scriptblock) on and off, and no change of outcome I won't try again in case this is clogging up the feedback team with useless tickets. Any help? This was on Chrome.

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122 Points

3 m ago

Dislike. 
1. Too much white space

2. Too much BRIGHT WHITE

3. Too much scrolling : up, down, left, right.  I spend more time scrolling in the new style.  

3.  The 2-column table list in desktop browser is an F (Episodes, cast). . It's much easier to read items continously in one direction , i.e. continously down or continuously left to right.  

Having to read left to right then go down a row, back to the left, and then repeat over and over is way too much eye travel.   EYE TRAVEL - consider that when designing pages.   

4. The compact format of the old/current is far superior than this new format.  

So far the new format is not an improvement by any means.  Is this really meant to be an  'improvement' or just new 'cool' stuff for the developers that are coding the pages?  (I work in IT. hehe)

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360 Points

3 m ago

i just don't get it... users are trying to bring so many existing issues to their attention & they choose to  work on new looks ?- again coming on to me with fixing bugs and minor stuff? adblockers or no adblockers... the space-waste in new interface designs is mind boggling. endless scrolling and layouts that are simply alienating... only to me? 
please can somebody educated me.. what are the upsides for imdb? more ads and more $? is it simple as that?

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110 Points

2 m ago

Missing (Critically): Metascore From metacritic.com - am I supposed to judge a movie entirely from IMDB users now? Expert reviews now immaterial/too low scores means bad marketing/not enough interest generated?

Visuals: Lots of wasted real estate, huuuge thumbnails, 10 mouse clics in scroll-bar to get to page bottom - clearly meant for mobile devises(= youngsters). SO once again 'modern' equals 'young' demographics!? My take: (1) IMDB exec's/marketing are getting younger themselves watching movies 'on the fly'(via phone or tablet) thus imagining everybody else makes searches on imdb.com while in a hurry, or (2) IMDB marketing going for younger demographics for increased revenue..? Result: Home Theatre users of IMDB, typically using a stationary computers, have to move the monitor back and the mouse frantically around the mouse pad! Evolution beaten by marketing. "Thanks" IMDB...

Suggestion: Keep 'old' version(alternative) for non-visually impaired users over 40...

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122 Points

2 m ago

To the site administrators / developers

When explaining / publishing information about the new site - don't use terms like "mobile response " or any other technical term. 

People USING a website don't care how it's coded by developers :  what language it's written, what design patterns used, what"cool" stuff developers get to use, etc.

ONLY share the changes and benefits to the person using the site.  That  should also be the most important thing that needs to be considered when designing a website. 

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82 Points

2 m ago

There is a problem where the Forward arrow on the browser is greyed out and doesn't work once you go back to a page and want to go forward again. This happens both in Firefox and in Chrome, and does not happen if I switch back to the old IMDB design.

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@ericobnn  Sorry to hear about the problems.  We are unable to reproduce the behaviour you describe and this has not reported by anyone else in the beta test either.  Please can you provide a specific example of a title page you visited and which link(s) you clicked on to move forwards so we can try and reproduce.  Thanks. 

Another thing to try is to opening your browser(s) in an incognito tab as it is possible that an ad blocker or other plug-in is impacting the behaviour of the button (see https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/general-information/why-is-imdb-displaying-differently-on-my-browser/GF2ZAR69V859XLHF). 

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82 Points

@Col_Needham turns out it's Adblock Plus that causes the behavior, which I use on both browsers. But considering it's an extremely popular add-on, it really would be in the best interest of IMDB to fix this compatibility issue, especially since the old design does not have it. I'd notify ABP to fix the issue instead, but new IMDB is the only site where this issue has happened in 10 years of using the extension, so the problem is probably on you guy's end and not ABP's.

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RaviNathan

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11K Points

I don't appear to have this problem with the new title pages. (on Chrome under Windows 10 Pro x64) with AdBlock Plus enabled.

Then again, I never seem to have these sorts of problems.