Sneak preview of the new 'Azkaban' site

  February 28, 2004 at 11:17 AM ET
  Geri     The Leaky Cauldron

Yesterday, Melissa from The Leaky Cauldronopens in new window was given a sneak preview of the new design for the official Harry Potter Web siteopens in new window and she has a few interesting things to say about it.

The new official site will be up in about a month but for now here is a brief description of what the site may look like:

On the main page is a very striking shot of the Trio (looking much older than they should be allowed to have grown by now, in this editor's opinion!) Behind them is a backdrop of swirling, menacing dementors.

The Marauder's Map, which on the site is detailed and patterned as if it came out of a Tolkien anthology, serves, naturally, as the navigational tool for the entire site. It folds out like an accordion, pops up like a pop-up book, leading around a very detailed map of Hogwarts (and the different elements of the site). This may not be exactly how the map looks in the movie, as different elements are needed for a web site, but it's based on it.

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