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Old 09-17-10, 05:57 AM
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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.


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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

Nothing's changed on my end. Can you do a screenshot?
Old 09-17-10, 06:13 AM
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

i'm seeing it..here's an example: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796117/

looks retarded.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

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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
Old 09-17-10, 06:19 AM
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

Looks the same to me as well.
Old 09-17-10, 06:34 AM
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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:

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

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

It looks the same to me on my office mac.
Old 09-17-10, 10:20 AM
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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.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

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

Not a fan
Old 09-17-10, 10:29 AM
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

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

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

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I can't stand it either, it's like the new Google layout. Forget it.
Don't even get me started...
Old 09-17-10, 12:52 PM
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Re: IMDB title/actor pages re-layout

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

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

looks retarded.
That's not funny.

M. Night is retarded.

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