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Posted on Wednesday, September 15th 2010

Better IMDb ver. 1.3 Download

Better IMDb is an extension designed to remove the clutter from the default IMDb interface. If you're like me, you'd rather not see all the ads, background clutter, and extras that are plastered all over the IMDb website. The Better IMDb extension simply makes a more clean, simple IMDb experience.

Change History

Ver. 1.3Added support for imdb.de (October 18th, 2010)
Ver. 1.2Reworked extension so that it now works much better with the new IMDb.com redesign.
FAQs and other special pages now work as expected. (October 14th, 2010)
Ver. 1.1Updated user account page to match the styling of the rest of the pages. (October 8th, 2010)

31 User CommentsPost a Comment »

  1. 1

    September 16th, 2010
    23:13 pm

    i really want to see BetterYouTube from you :D

  2. 2

    September 17th, 2010
    01:50 am

    please add this for google chrome too

  3. 3

    September 17th, 2010
    09:56 am

    doesn't work any more? IMDb seems to change their layout.

  4. 4

    Cornell Campbell
    September 17th, 2010
    11:36 am

    @alex Yeah, it still works. But the layout of the movie pages is different because of IMDb's (bad) decision to try to fancy up the site. I'll look into it.

  5. 5

    September 19th, 2010
    23:39 pm

    The effort is appreciated, but please don't indicate that this extension "simply makes a more clean, simple IMDb experience.", if it also: - Heavily tweaks the stylesheet in use (making links difficult to differentiate) - Kills access to several links, including the "Update" functionality Ideally, the ability to change these _secondary_ behaviors of the extension can/should be added as "Settings" within the extension. See: http://developer.apple.com/library/safari/#documentation/Tools/Conceptual/SafariExtensionGuide/ExtensionSettings/ExtensionSettings.html%23//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40009977-CH11-SW1

  6. 6

    Cornell Campbell
    September 20th, 2010
    07:27 am

    @MovieLover - Duly noted. You do know you can just uninstall the extension, though, right?

  7. 7

    September 21st, 2010
    19:34 pm

    I love the look of the movie pages with this extension. However, for some reason something in the stylesheet prevents the Glue extension (getglue.com) from loading at the bottom of movie pages. If you don't want to install the Glue extension to test this out, email me and I can send you the source code of one of the pages in question.

  8. 8

    Jamie Marciano
    September 27th, 2010
    16:39 pm

    Great! But IMDb changed it's layout today so it doesn't really work anymore! Hope you'll continue developing it!

  9. 9

    October 2nd, 2010
    17:45 pm

    F.A.Q and other special pages do not work anymore

  10. 10

    October 6th, 2010
    16:07 pm

    Great, no Awesome, wait OSSOM but maybe you should improve the user page : ) Thanks anyway.

  11. 11

    October 8th, 2010
    16:10 pm

    Great job, love it! I could never stand IMDb's orig layout. Would love you to do the same to IMDb's forum layout... it's hideous :P

  12. 12

    Matthew Rex
    October 13th, 2010
    10:54 am

    Do you plan on continuing updates? IMDB's site has had a bit of changes recently and some elements look a bit odd. Gorgeous work overall!

  13. 13

    Cornell Campbell
    October 13th, 2010
    11:54 am

    @Matthew - Yeah, I know that the IMDb site is a bit different. I'm hoping to work on that this weekend. Of course they would finally change their site just days after I created this extension. On a side note, I liked the movie page layout much better before they "fixed" it.

  14. 14

    October 18th, 2010
    00:56 am

    Great! But is there any chance, that it will also work on german version (http://imdb.de)?

  15. 15

    Cornell Campbell
    October 18th, 2010
    12:46 pm

    @Tobsen - Updated!

  16. 16

    October 19th, 2010
    00:21 am

    It's okay, I like the use of type and white space, but overall it looks pretty bland. While cleaning up the ugliness of the pages, it alas removes a lot of the quirky charm from the original site. Maybe a little more color and font variation could be placed back into it? My point is that Web sites need visual distinction from each other, so that even with the logos and headlines hidden, we still know what site we are at. Even Google has it on each of their pages, to some extent. IMDb is currently celebrating 20 years (a Web site that predates the Web! How about that!), it seems unfair to just strip away all the personality that they've rightfully earned. My 2ยข.

  17. 17

    October 19th, 2010
    05:59 am


  18. 18

    November 17th, 2010
    12:19 pm

    Nice! i love it

  19. 19

    November 18th, 2010
    12:55 pm

    Oh dear: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1782286080/tt0409847 bit out of shape here

  20. 20

    November 22nd, 2010
    01:01 am

    Yeah, actor's pages look messed up, maybe IMDb changed something to their site...

  21. 21

    November 23rd, 2010
    12:38 pm

    All the pages are looking wacky today. Although they look weird with the extension off, too.

  22. 22

    December 15th, 2010
    12:17 pm

    Looking here (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082377/board/nest/14697686) it feels like these comments headers are not in tune with the whole style of the extension, look at the colours, and those yellow arrows :(( http://cl.ly/0f373K0S1x0F2R1k3I2l

  23. 23

    December 15th, 2010
    13:48 pm

    I like it a whole bunch. The only thing that keeps me from keeping it is that the font looks kind of weak and jaggy to me.

  24. 24

    December 18th, 2010
    06:12 am

    Love it! Is it possible we will ever see a BetterGoogle?

  25. 25

    zero credibility
    February 1st, 2011
    10:05 am

    love it , agree with some of the comments below ( authors name different colour ) but the unclutteredness is refreshing... thanks !

  26. 26

    February 22nd, 2011
    01:38 am

    I couldn't find Better IMDB on the official safari extensions page... I'm not so comfortable downloading extensions from elsewhere

  27. 27

    March 11th, 2011
    13:49 pm

    Could you work in the 'add to My Movies' functionality?

  28. 28

    August 3rd, 2011
    06:51 am

    Hi Cornell, this is a really great extension, but today I noticed that IMDB changed their style a little, so can you please fix the extension. http://minus.com/mcHv5TF (screenshot)

  29. 29

    August 6th, 2011
    17:39 pm

    You see the subject header to this forum posting (nestled within the film, not a part of the main forums) well the text is murky green on a blue background and really tough to make out. It actually says "I hated this movie", you can see the effect I am describing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1193138/board/nest/159533819 and I was wondering if you were going to update your extension to change this. The rest of the site looks great, but not this bit, I've mentioned it before but I'll not be holding my breath as it's been since last September (nearly a year) since you updated it. Thanks!

  30. 30

    August 23rd, 2011
    13:12 pm

    I would love to know if you would make this for chrome? Thanks Charlie

  31. 31

    January 7th, 2012
    10:24 am

    Now that IMDB's formatting has changed, could we get an update please?

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