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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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60 Points

5 m ago

It needs to have similar movies window as it used to so we can check sequels, prequels and similar content with easy

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70 Points

4 m ago

My suggestions about the new design:

1) Please put the movie year on the right side, next to the movie name, with the same font size. It will be nice to be in brackets.

I really don't like year under the title with such small fonts. You can barely see it. Movie year is important!

Also I consider the movie title fonts to be to big in the new design.

P.S. I like the new design, the responsive scaling and the fact the width of the page is bigger

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@eliz82
Joined Sun, Dec 27, 2020
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Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0392728/reference

Reference View | Change View

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See more about "reference view'
https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/title-pages-new-version-available-for-sneak-peek/5fc7eae5ce4ce1357af24f6d?commentId=5fc8156fafb7982602864999

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Hi, ACT_1. To be honest, I have my doubts about the continued availability of Title Reference View. One of the cosmetic glitches in it was pointed about but never fixed.

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@jeorj_euler

Well,  Looking at a Name Page ...
Clean white background - all is easy to read
Title pages were and should now be looking the same ? ?
Does the staff actually look at their work or just make changes to keep busy ? ?

Fred Astaire (1899–1987)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000001/

Flying Down to Rio
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024025/

Fred Astaire ... Fred Ayres


Cast and crew list is _____
Cast: First billed only
Crew ? ?
Have togoto 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024025/fullcredits/

WOW!!  That kind of looks like ...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024025/reference

Where is "Change View" on new pages ? ?

  

All the 127,650,000 Registered Users
and the gazillion of non registered viewers

may not know where or how to comment on Title pages (here!!)
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur127650000

So, IMDb may think that the Title pages are OK (They are not!!)

Staff needs something todo? ?

One of the cosmetic glitches in it was pointed about but never fixed.

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102 Points

@eliz82

Yes! Very good point and important!
The year should NEVER be so small to be under the title rather than in parentheses next to it.

AND, to have the title font be SO DOGGONE BIG..
No. Unnecessary.

It's like iMDb is getting paid by the scroll of a page. 

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112 Points

4 m ago

In the new version, I hope you will include for sure, the chapter MORE LIKE THIS, which I consider VERY helpful, because it offers sugestions to similar movies or TV shows. It helps a lot in various searches.

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524 Points

4 m ago

When I Share to Twitter it used to say "Title (year)" now it says "Check out this link...

Something is wrong with the new layout. 

Please change it.

 
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled share to twitter

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178.1K Points

I don't understand what the problem is, apart from the ellipsis.

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102 Points

@jeorj_euler , the Twitter share says, "Check out this link on IMDb!" rather than show the Title and year. 

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178.1K Points

O, okay. But now I wonder why the post was moved to this thread about the looming interface upgrade.

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436 Points

Must be because the twitter comment included the phrase 'wrong with the new layout'.  That suggests two possible reasons -- they're using a type of A/I to organize our feedback (so maybe no one from staff is reading them at all), or someone deliberately combined them (in which case they're being read by idiots) -- I wonder which is worse?

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2.2K Points

@rcmoore76137  thanks for reporting this bug, which was introduced with the new version of the page (in beta). We'll look into it!

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100 Points

4 m ago

     It was always great to see the 'Release Date' of the movie up beside the 'Title of the Movie'. You kept have the year the movie was released so why drop the day and month?? Now it is really disconcerting and not handy to have it so far down the web page! Really not pleased, hope this is 'not set in stone' and you may reconsider moving it back up near the title of the movie.

Milt

mkl

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698 Points

I agree, I don't have too much of a objection for this new design but this release date thing is really annoying.

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70 Points

'Release Date' of the movie up beside the 'Title of the Movie'

+1 for this

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Add Date page created &  Date page modified; changed; altered ...
to top of Titles and Name pages
  
Recently added pages:
  
Survivor Beach House : Release Date  29 Jan 2002

  Know what this is about? Be the first one to add a plot.
  It looks like we don't have any Cast and Crew for this title yet.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731540/reference

  
Happy Birthday Ludwig : 16 Dec 2020
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731560/reference

  
Europe's Unemployment : 28 Feb 2012 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731590/reference

  
TPB: On Set (TV Series) : 26 Jun 2015 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731600/reference

  
Marilyn Chambers: Desires : 24 June 2003
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731800/reference

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Dalton Robert Weber
Baby Weber : 21 Sep 2007 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12186900/

  
Chad Istvan
Mulatschag (TV Series) : 12 Jul 2013 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12187000/

  
Kyle Albert
Valley of the Gods : 11 Aug 2020 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12187100/

  
Raissa Haß
Comeback oder weg? (TV Series) : 13 Oct 2019 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12187300/

  
Mark Corona
Slay Belles :  04 Dec 2018
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12187400/

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Odd Number titles 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731801/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731803/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731805/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731807/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13731809/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

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Sun Jan 01 2017
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4055001/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4055003/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4055005/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4055007/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4055009/reference  :  404 ERROR The requested URL was not found on our server.

https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/

IMDb Statistics
As of December 2020

Titles:      7,548,383
Names: 11,214,704

  

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?release_date=1874-01-01,&sort=release_date,asc

6,625,175 titles
https://www.imdb.com/search/name/?adult=include

10,717,045 names.

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Oh, and add the actual Registration Date to Users Profile pages ? ?
  
Mark
IMDb member since February 2000
IMDb Member 20 years
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000001/

  
jreeves
IMDb member since October 2000
Former staff member of IMDb.
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000002/

  
ABernie
IMDb member since November 1999
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000004/

  
muzzle
IMDb member since January 1994
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000005/

      

jason-2
IMDb member since February 2001
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000007/

  
ryan_lupin1
IMDb member since ? ?
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000008/

  
94965
IMDb member since ? ?
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0000009/

  
Col Needham
IMDb member since October 1990
Founder and CEO of IMDb.
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur1000000/

  
humbleluv
IMDb member since December 2020
IMDb Member New user!  (Wed Dec 30 2020)
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur127750000

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4.6K Points

ACT_1, what are you trying to say and what's its relation to the post you replied?

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@forthehorde
  
Taylor, Employee
Wed, Dec 2, 2020 2:28 PM
Title pages — new version available ...
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ACT_1
Tue Dec 29 2020 
Add Date page created &  Date page modified; changed; altered ...
to top of Titles and Name pages

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I still don't get it, post you replied to is about the release dates.

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Sometimes ideas are piggybacked onto unrelated ideas in so non sequitur of a fashion. In this case, perhaps there could be a merit in being able to see the difference of dates for when a movie was released and when the IMDb title page for it was created.

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100 Points

    If only that was a possible thesis. I have seen IMDb makes a title page for a movie up to a year in advance promoting its arrival, so sorry there is not merit on that thought. IMDb has always noted the year when the movie was released (or was tentatively released except maybe in 2020 with COVID-19 plaguing the world movie industry and release dates).

Regards, Milt.

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Where is the lack of merit? I don't understand.

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90 Points

4 m ago

Please do not reveal episodes summary upfront! 

I am currently viewing "In the name of the rose" - a murder mystery - at episode 6 and wanted to look up an actors name. And even before the cast list I saw the synopsis for episode 8! Spoiling the series!

If anything change order to show episode 1 - NO MORE! -, or rather hide episode resumes all together upfront...

I often try to limit viewing IMDB just because the cast list shows number of episodes upfront (again revealing/indicating stuff like who might be killed off, is a short part etc) and now you gone so far to make TV series a one episoder thing?!?! "Just see the ending - IMDB reveals the rest for you" could be this designs' new slogan

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Episodes are spoilers

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4 m ago

The add-to-list function continues to behave poorly.

When you make changes to what list(s) the title belongs to, close the dialog and reopen it, the changes are _not_ reflected until you browser-reload the page. (I've also tried this with extensions turned off.)

(I include the image only to make clear the feature involved.)

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I also have the same problem, I did not think it got registered so I kept trying to add the muppet movie to my X-mas list  and it ended up  with 3 duplicates in my Christmas watch list :-(

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@bderoes hi — noted. I agree this is a bug. We're working on making lists update instantly when you add/remove a title from the new version of the page.

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@sarah It was already partially fixed a while ago: it shows the proper list ticks now, but does not push them to the top of the list, as they would appear if you refreshed the page.

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@bderoes yes! We had a few separate bugs in this feature. The last one to fix (that we're aware of) is reordering immediately when a title is added/removed from a list. Right now there's a lag.

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436 Points

Hi Sarah.  First it's nice to see staff response.  Since the topic here is 'sneak peek', I'd love a nice basic response to the intent of this new format.  If you've read the feedback, there is more than just me that hates the new layout.  And to be clear, the main page is so terrible, I don't even look at anymore before going to search a title ... just massive notice and images and pointless garbage, I'm not no interested in the tid-bits that previously were occasionally fun.

I would really like to understand what the objective is with this change.  Below is an example using an old 19" monitor, starting from 'Cast', which is typically the most frequent reason I search.  Find a cast member, check other projects they have been in.

Now this is the new layout, using a standard 24" monitor.  I have way more screen real estate, and I get less information.  In addition, the layout is confusing.  There's no natural place on the screen to focus, so you're looking all over the place.  How is this better?  How is this easier?  Who is this intended to benefit?

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60 Points

4 m ago

apparently no one else cares but if you guys are gonna waste your time on a redesign, can you throw in a dark mode please? i am extremely sick of websites trying to blind me.

also the two-dimentional cast layout is annoying. if i make the page narrower, it goes back to one-dimentional but horizontal and therefore even more stupid because it requires more input to scan.

your lists used to be one-dimentional and vertical. and they were good. keep them that way. 

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70 Points

4 m ago

Hi there!

I am very disappointed with the new look!

Well, if you want to drastically reduce the amount of information on the movie page, then you succeed!

All information are there but now we need an extra click minimum for almost everything.

You can't have same page for desktop and mobile, simply because desktop is 10 times larger and what is most important, desktop is horizontal and phone is not!!!

Also, old desktop version on wide screen monitors has 50% unused space if  pages are not zoomed, but if it is, then there is 30% less information on screen! Use this 50% of wide screen and you'll get best web page on the planet Internet!

Stay cool,

best regards,

Damir

RaviNathan

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@forthehorde 

Hi, good to meet you.

You will get used to ACT_1

He always posts irrelevant info dumps.

Sometimes the info is relevant, but he does not write any sentences in natural language to provide context.

I just ignore him. 😀

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The piggybacking and shoehorning can be annoying at times, especially when the reader is left to connect the unnumbered dots.

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182 Points

4 m ago

I find the IMDb mobile app on iOS a much more pleasurable experience than I do the web view on a desktop computer. One of the main reasons: the cast member thumbnails are optically much larger on mobile, making it easier to spot faces I'm searching for when digging into a cast. But in addition to the small photos on the desktop view, there is also a dearth of readable text presentation on the desktop view. It's anachronistic to the design sensibilities and pragmatic realities of decades past. The font size is too small for today's larger, higher-density screens (as it is for my aging eyes). The general information density is a bit tight too! It has been debunked many times over, the old wives' tale that everything must be "above the fold". People do not mind scrolling. Make the info more hierarchal, give it more air, and more pleasurable to read (much like the mobile app is). You can still have the same amount of info and functionality within the desktop app, but it just doesn't need to feel like reading a 19th-century newspaper on microfiche anymore. 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled It's been quite some time: IMDb.com desktop view is in real need of a presentational design upgrade.

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@bderoes I had not, thank you! Looks like they're taking on a lot of the very gripes I was talking about and appears to be a big improvement.

Naturally, opening it up to public comment means the angry people are the loudest. Lots of "where's the thing?" comments where IMDb already said, "we're still working on the thing and it's coming." That's how early previews work, people.

I'm literally going through this experience right now with a major feature redesign on a very large private enterprise platform. Public comments are always taken with a grain of salt. The real objective information science is gathered in observed user testing sessions. Designs are tweaked and improved where things were missed and solidified where they succeed. I doubt that IMDb would be handling a redesign this large without an actual user testing plan. 

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182 Points

Bummer that it looks like the redesign only applies to the title page; but that's a pretty big, meaty page to update as a start and should inform all other page templates when they go to redesign those. 

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In the case of IMDb, given its track record, the reaction would the same regardless of an early preview being provided, so how early previews work doesn't matter in this context. Several IMDb visitors absolutely detest the recent redesign of the IMDb home page. They genuinely prefer the newspaper style, and I'm with them.

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182 Points

Yeah, the home page is pretty awful, but it’s probably IMDb’s biggest moneymaker (prime real estate to sell movie ad promotion). I don’t fault them for doing that when they’re still providing this all for free (generally speaking). When I go to IMDb, it’s 100% of the time to put something in the search field (or look up old searches or other aspects of my account). I just look right past whatever movie ad that needs to try and coerce me into watching (latest being WW84).