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Numes 09-17-10 04:57 AM

IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Disclaimer: IMDB IS allowing users to preference the old layout style:
Sign in, click on Your Account in the upper right hand corner, click on Site Preferences, and check the first option.


Why?

Why do major websites decide that complete re-layouts are a good thing? IMDB has changed over the years, but the format of the title/actor pages has been pretty consistent. I know they added the actors thumbnail pictures about a year ago or so, that was a small, but ok change. There is no need to completely destroy the way it was! It was damn near perfect. Change is not always a good thing!

sigh...Now it is a cluttered mess until you scroll down a page or two.

:brickwl2:

DonnachaOne 09-17-10 05:12 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Nothing's changed on my end. Can you do a screenshot?

riotinmyskull 09-17-10 05:13 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
i'm seeing it..here's an example: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796117/

looks retarded.

Rypro 525 09-17-10 05:17 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull (Post 10376073)
i'm seeing it..here's an example: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796117/

looks retarded.

Unless im blind, its the same way as its always been

Cardsfan111 09-17-10 05:19 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Looks the same to me as well.

Numes 09-17-10 05:34 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Hmm.... Glad at least one person saw it. Mine looks completely different than just a day or two ago.

Here's a screenshot:

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m.../untitled1.jpg

Charlie Goose 09-17-10 05:41 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
^^^
Haven't seen it that way yet, still looks regular to me.
However, I do not like that new format. When I go to the IMDB, it's for info, not for pictures and video.

Groucho 09-17-10 08:15 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
I saw this for the first time last night. Fucking thing fucking sucks. It's gone from usable to crap.

bunkaroo 09-17-10 08:33 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Well it's obvious someone must have been promoted there recently. Have to look like you're doing something I guess.

MrSmearkase 09-17-10 08:42 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
As long as they mess with the iPod app, I don't really care too much, although I do agree that it looks pretty ugly, with too much reliance on pictures and clips.

NoirFan 09-17-10 09:05 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
I can't stand it either, it's like the new Google layout. Forget it.

Ash Ketchum 09-17-10 09:16 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
It looks the same to me on my office mac.

BJacks 09-17-10 09:20 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
What also sucks is they removed some links from the side of the page, like Company Credits. So now you have to scroll to the very bottom of the page where they put that link in the footer. Terrible.

It's obvious from the change that they want to move IMDB from a pure database site to a content site.

sauce07 09-17-10 09:24 AM

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It kinda looks like how IMDB is displayed in the iPad App

Not a fan

tylergfoster 09-17-10 09:29 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Yeah, I was there the other day and sighed.

glassdragon 09-17-10 10:11 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Yeah, i see it the new way, why must they fuck up a working formula to make it way more difficult?

islandclaws 09-17-10 10:21 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Yep, it sucks. I hate the new layout, so now I mostly access the app from my iPhone. Mostly.

Kevin M. Dean 09-17-10 11:04 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Looks the same as always for me.

GoldenJCJ 09-17-10 11:37 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 

Originally Posted by NoirFan (Post 10376282)
I can't stand it either, it's like the new Google layout. Forget it.

Don't even get me started...

meshershark 09-17-10 11:52 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
At home, it looks the same as it always has, but at work it recently switched to the much inferior look as in the screenshot above. I assumed the look changed for those not logged in, since that was the main difference that I noticed, but i see that in the screenshot you are logged in, so obviously that hypothesis doesn't work.

gryffinmaster 09-17-10 12:03 PM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Very strange occurrence for me. The new IMDB layout was active in my browser last night and earlier this morning, but it reverted back to the old design a bit later in the morning.

Did IMDB backpedal, or are you guys still seeing the new design?

wildman1037 09-17-10 01:08 PM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
I never saw the new layout (except in this thread), and I pretty much visit IMDB every day. Always looked the same to me.

BJacks 09-17-10 01:28 PM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
I'm still seeing the new layout. They might be doing a limited rollout based on IP addresses.

Geofferson 09-17-10 01:30 PM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Saw it the other day for the first time -- definitely not a fan of it.

Randy Miller III 09-17-10 01:38 PM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull (Post 10376073)
i'm seeing it..here's an example: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796117/

looks retarded.

That's not funny.

M. Night is retarded. :(

skiman 09-17-10 01:55 PM

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not a fan

Ranger 09-17-10 02:00 PM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Yeah, IMDB had some minor changes over the years that were OK, but this is a major change and is just awful now.

Count Dooku 09-17-10 04:59 PM

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When I visit IMDb using Firefox browser, I get the old layout.

When I use Google Chrome, I get the new (suckier) layout.

meritocracy 09-17-10 05:09 PM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
I noticed the switch yesterday. It now resembles some tween girls myspace page.

Yet another site with a simple and usable interface subjected to the whole "progress" thing.

Terrible!

EdTheRipper 09-17-10 06:22 PM

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Hate it.

NoirFan 09-17-10 06:35 PM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 

Originally Posted by Count Dooku (Post 10377190)
When I visit IMDb using Firefox browser, I get the old layout.

New layout with Firefox and Safari here. Wah!

mwbmis 09-17-10 06:37 PM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Saw this on another board. If you have an account click on your account and select the first two under site preferences. That seems to work for the time being.

bboisvert 09-17-10 11:11 PM

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I hate Hate HATE this. I have to scroll down all the way to the bottom to access all the links, which were previously available as a side navigator. What moron thought that was good design?

Undeadcow 09-17-10 11:25 PM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
Seeing the new layout for the first time; ackward... emphasizing superficial celebrities/photos/trailers rather than more indepth reviews or background information? Fail...

JohnnyMovie 09-18-10 12:09 AM

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oh man I saw this "new" IMDb.com yesterday... so AWFUL! :down:

mike45 09-18-10 12:32 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull (Post 10376073)
i'm seeing it..here's an example: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796117/

looks retarded.

You picked the right name for something or someone that has become retarded.

Flicker 09-18-10 04:17 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
-screwy- I hate it. Only changes we need now are in Washington.

Gunde 09-18-10 06:22 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
I really don't get why registered users can't get the option to keep the old layout.

Lucky I still get the old layout in IE. Thank God for IE Tab for Chrome.

kd5 09-18-10 08:06 AM

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I hate it. Takes way longer to find the information I'm looking for, time I really don't want to invest just to find a simple fact. Time to look for an alternative (if one exists). -kd5-

Eric D. 09-18-10 10:23 AM

Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout
 
I don't like it either. It's very cheesy looking and makes the page seem like it was put together by a tween. Especially since you have to drop down the list in order to see people's full resumes.


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