Coming Soon: Pottermore Revamp

16 Sep

In a press release last Friday, Pottermore announced that a “newly imagined and redesigned website will launch in the coming weeks”.

 

Pottermore_Logo_Black 

What does this mean? Among other things:

  • More original content [Yay!]

  • Features, articles, and news from the Wizarding World from the Pottermore Correspondent (a professional journalist hired by Pottermore) [Why didn’t I get into journalism?]

  • Integration among the literary canon, the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (opening in London in 2016) [Now I really need to fly across the pond …]

  • Core new writing by J.K. Rowling (as is currently the case) [Love this.]

  • A new logo featuring Rowling’s handwriting [Love this, too.  See the gorgeous version below.  Any guesses what that background is?]

  • New imagery and a new palette [Think: new interpretations of how aspects of the Wizarding World look and new colour schemes.]

  • Socially shareable content [Hello, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.]

  • Better designs for viewing Pottermore on devices other than computers [Yesss … Pottermore on the go!]

  • No more mandatory registration [NOT a fan of this.]

 

Pottermore - New Logo - Colour

 

Everything seems great EXCEPT the last one. In keeping with the whole getting-a-letter-only-if-you-are-magical concept, I like that not just anyone can get onto Pottermore. It’s not that time-consuming to create an account and get sorted into a house. And really, the best part of the journey was seeing where in the Wizarding World I fit in. I really hope that getting rid of the mandatory registration doesn’t mean getting rid of wands choosing their wizards and magical folk being sorted into houses.  Being a student at Hogwarts is great, but there’s something special about belonging to a house.

So before the changes are afoot, go visit the website and explore Pottermore as it is now. Don’t forget to get sorted to see which house you belong to.

As for me? Proud Hufflepuff here.

 

 All images taken from pottermore.com.

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2 Responses to “Coming Soon: Pottermore Revamp”

  1. Michelle 2015.09.17 at 5:03 pm #

    I’m a Hufflepuff too!

    Like

  2. Andy 2015.09.22 at 1:57 pm #

    Slytherin!!!

    Like

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