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Old 09-20-10, 06:35 PM
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

They need to make money, I don't begrudge them for monetizing the site with ads. But they could still keep it organized and put relevant content up front so users aren't forced to go digging for it. Putting some of the links at the very bottom of the page is pretty boneheaded and doesn't seem user-friendly at all.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

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IMDb has spent the last 10 years getting worse and worse one little baby step at a time. What started as an excellent resource for real research has devolved into a television commercial for new releases. Now they have these ads where the whole border of every screen is an ad. And the ads aren't even for movies. Last week it was fucking Olive Garden all day.
That Gold's Gym Dance Workout Wii advertisement, which takes up tons of resources, made me want to pull the hair clean from my roots on several occasions.

Note: STILL back to the old layout for me.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

For what it's worth you can add /combined after any title to get back to a slightly expanded edition the old version
Old 09-20-10, 10:01 PM
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

A follow up from my OP. At work, it continues to be the (hopefully soon-to-be defunct) "new" layout, while at home I still see the "classic" view.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

Right at the same height at the title, but on the right, is a feedback form. Use it. If 20 of us send negative feedback, that's a decent response level.

They need to fire whoever made this change, and get someone from Amazon (who actually knows how to design UIs) to fix this shit, quick.

I'm using Wikipedia for now.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post
Note: STILL back to the old layout for me.
yup I notice I see
Old 09-21-10, 10:06 AM
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?redesignfaq
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

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Can I change my user preferences to keep the old design?

Yes, we're creating a user preference for people who prefer to keep the current version of Title and Name pages. We're releasing that preference by Friday, September 24th.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

Thank God. I guess a lot of people complained.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

Horrible. Glad there is a fix.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

I've still yet to see the "new" way. It remains the way it's always looked for me. Strange.
Old 09-21-10, 03:11 PM
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

New design or not, the site still is a good source of info.

After looking at their pages for a while, I think all they need to do is add the option to hide 1) top billed cast 2) photos and 3) videos.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

Originally Posted by collector_cliff View Post
Thanks for posting that...I had been going nuts with the new inferior layout. Back to normal now.
Old 09-22-10, 09:48 AM
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

After reading that redesign FAQ I have to wonder who are all the idiots that gave them the positive feedback and were so confused by the previous layout and don't understand the concept of a lefthand navigation menu despite it being common on web pages for a decade. I sometimes think a large portion of the populace is just too stupid to have access to the Internet; it's like handing a Rubik's cube to a raccoon.

That's great that they're offering an option to keep the old layout.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

No Sir, I don´t like it.

I want information, and picture when i click only them.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

One day I see the new design, the next day it's all gone...to the old style I got accustomed to over the years and again the appalling new...trash.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

I've never really understood this trend for websites - particularly databases where people go to look up specific bits of trivia - to clutter themselves up with a bunch of useless crap like videoplayers, media centers, pictures, twitter/RSS/facebook/myspace feeds, etc.

I remember when TVTome did this, and I haven't used that site in years. I can now get most of the same information from wikipedia, with considerably less hassle.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that hates it. Nice to have a solution in preferences.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I've never really understood this trend for websites - particularly databases where people go to look up specific bits of trivia - to clutter themselves up with a bunch of useless crap like videoplayers, media centers, pictures, twitter/RSS/facebook/myspace feeds, etc.

I remember when TVTome did this, and I haven't used that site in years. I can now get most of the same information from wikipedia, with considerably less hassle.
And, with the pictures of the actors in a cast on IMDB, they're way too small to be useful. All they really do is let you know how many actors are "important" as they tend to have portraits.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

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I'm using Wikipedia for now.
For basic movie info, I've been going to wiki for a while now. IMDb is way too cluttered with movie players and the like, and that was before the redesign, which I don't like.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

The preference to go back to the old version is now there.

I noticed they also have a "Feedback" link on the new version. But it doesn't work.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

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I noticed they also have a "Feedback" link on the new version. But it doesn't work.
It works for me. I used it a week ago, so it's been there for awhile.
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imdb redesign - I am displeased

I did a search, and didn't see a thread about this.

Why did they redesign the site?

I am so use to the old layout, and I don't think the new design adds anything.

I would love to hear if someone likes the new design, and why.
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