Harry Potter Website Reviews

 

 

 


How the websites are reviewed

 

 

 

 

Outstanding   

One of the best Harry Potter websites around.  Great & unique content, well designed site, achieves purpose of creation (i.e. website does what it was created to do).  What separates these sites from all others is that they have the polish that gives a site an almost professional look.

 

Exceeds Expectations

                        A very good Harry Potter website.  Well designed site with good to great content.  Little room for improvement.

 

Acceptable

                        An average Harry Potter website.  Average design with good to satisfactory content.  Room for improvement.

 

Poor

                        A poor Harry Potter website.  Average to lackluster design with satisfactory to boring/outdated content.  Plenty of room for improvement

 

Dreadful

                        A dreadful Harry Potter website.  Horrible design with old or pointless content.

 

 

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Index of Reviewed Sites

 

Alivan’s: Makers of Fine Handcrafted Magic Wands – http://www.alivans.com

The Amazon.com Harry Potter Store – http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/1084186

ArtDungeon.net – http://www.artdungeon.net

The Boy Who Lived – http://www.harrypotterguide.co.uk

CandleShoe – http://www.candleshoe.org/harrypotter

Chambers & Secrets – http://www.anycities.com/harrypotter/MAIN.html

The Emerald Spellbook – http://emeraldspellbook.planetmyhill.com

Fronskie Feint – http://www.fronskiefeint.com

Godric’s Hollow – http://www.godrics-hollow.net

The Harry Potter Automatic New Aggregator – http://www.hpana.com

Harry Potter Facts – http://www.harrypotterfacts.com

Harry Potter Fanfiction – http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com

Harry Potter Grimoire: Elixir of Night, Potion of Odd –http://gothlupin.tripod.com/index.html

Harry Potter Illustrations by Sebastian Theilig – http://de.oocities.com/setheilig/illustrations.html

Harry Potter in Neverwinter Nights – http://www.hpnwn.com

The Harry Potter Lexicon – http://www.hp-lexicon.org

Harry Potter Trivia – http://www.funtrivia.com/dir/3674.html

The Harry Potter Word Wizard – http://www.theblanchards.com/hp/index.html

The International Harry Potter Website – http://www.iharrypotter.net

Journey to Hogwarts – http://journeytohogwarts.moonfruit.com

The Leaky Cauldron – http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org

MuggleNet – http://www.mugglenet.com

The Official Harry Potter Website – http://www.harrypotter.com

Patronus: The Harry Potter Fanlisting – http://www.harsh-light.com/~patronus/

Potter and All – http://www.potter-and-all.com

Quick Quotes – http://www.quick-quote-quill.org

S.P.E.W. – Sexy People Every Where – http://www.oocities.com/hpotterspew/

Scholastic’s Harry Potter Website – http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/home.asp

The Sugar Quill – http://www.sugarquill.net

The Unofficial Harry Potter Website – http://www.theunofficialharrypotterfansite.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The International Harry Potter Website

www.iharrypotter.net

 

With such a daunting name, the International Harry Potter Website has a lot to live up to.  Fortunately, the website matches these expectations with many sections for fans to peruse.  Overall, the website offers a good assortment of all things Harry Potter, ranging from book, movie, and video game information to daily news postings about everything Harry Potter.  The best feature of this site, however, is the Opinari, section.  Opinari is this website’s fan contribution section, featuring everything from symbolic and intrinsic meaning discussions to a raging rumor mill page.  In addition, Opinari includes various thought-provoking editorials and stories.  Overall, the International Harry Potter website stands as an excellent fan information site, whether you have just started on first book or just finished the last one.

 

Pros

+        Up to date news on all HP related material

+        Character bios

+        Movie information

+        HP video game info

+        Extensive fan forum and discussion page

+        Well designed site

Cons

-        Some unfinished/outdated pages

-        Some broken links

 

OVERALL:  Exceeds Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

The Unofficial Harry Potter Fansite

www.theunofficialharrypotterfansite.co.uk

 

This British site offers various interesting information pages about the wizarding world.  The sidebar on the mainpage is full of links to subpages chock-full of info about wands, witches, and whatnot.  While this page may not offer the up-to-date news that other sites offer, it can offer unique and creative content the other sites don’t have.  When you visit be sure to view the apparently muggle-proof Butterbeer Brewery page, Flourish and Blotts page, and Quality Quidditch Supplies page.  Also take a look at the analysis of J.K. Rowling’s writing style page for some stimulating ideas about J.K.’s prose stylings.  One of the most interesting parts of the site is the Serpensortia page.  This page is exclusively devoted to Dark Arts information with sections about parallels between Lord Voldemort and Hitler, occult references in the novels, and other devilishly intriguing bits.  Overall, the Unofficial Harry Potter Fansite keeps its reader interested and entertained with its unique content and informative material.

 

Pros

+        Unique content

+        Well designed site

+        Expansive Harry Potter series information

+        Unique writing insights.

+        Immensely interesting Dark Arts/Lord Voldemort section

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

The Harry Potter Automatic News Aggregator

www.hpana.com

 

 

For the uninformed, to aggregate is to come together or collect in a mass or whole.  From this definition comes the next generation of news collection, the aggregator: a web program for collecting and harvesting news stories from various web sources and compiling them into one simple, streamlined webpage.  So basically, the purpose of HPANA is to get as much up-to-the-second Harry Potter info from a multitude of sites and present it to us, the rabid Harry Potter fans.  Sounds like a wonderful idea!  The site overall is very well designed and features other sections besides the news mainpage. 

HPANA offers a fan forum and a media page to all the recent Harry Potter videos and images posted on the web.  But the best feature of this website is the most apparent one: the continuously updated news section.  Overall the Harry Potter Automatic News Aggregator performs the task it was designed to do, and in effect has become one of the best sources for up-to-the-second Harry Potter news.

 

Pros

+        Outstanding news page

+        Well designed site

+        Media page with links to recent videos and pictures

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

The Amazon.com Harry Potter Store

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/1084186

 

 

Being one of the largest online retailers around, you would expect the Harry Potter store at Amazon.com to be large and in charge.  The Harry Potter store fortunately meets and beats these prospects, making it the online place to grab Harry Potter books, games, and memorabilia.  They have just about everything with the Harry Potter license on it, from complete boxed book collections to a Harry Potter dress up set.  One of the best things about the site are some of the deals you can get on Harry Potter merchandise; If you check at regular intervals, you’re bound to find what your looking for at a reduced price.  Overall, Amazon.com continues its tradition of excellent product offerings with the Harry Potter Store. 

 

Pros

+        Massive amount of Harry Potter merchandise

+        Great prices on many items

+        Well designed page

+        Easy ordering and quick shipping

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

ArtDungeon.net – Harry Potter Artwork

www.artdungeon.net

 

 

One of my favorite pastimes on the internet is to find a great webpage out in the midst of the many mediocre pages: a diamond in the rough.  ArtDungeon.net is one of these glistening diamonds to be found.  The artists/webmistress provides beautifully unique and interesting drawings of various scenes from the Harry Potter Universe.  In addition, for all you Hermione & Ron fans, the artist has many drawings depicting blossoming love between the two.  One of the best Harry Potter fan art sites out there.

 

Pros

+        Original artwork

+        Well designed site

+        Incredible artistic talent

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CandleShoe

www.candleshoe.org/harrypotter

 

 

CandleShoe is a relatively small website with various sections to the author’s favorite TV series, movies, and books.  The Harry Potter page is the most expansive of all the sections.  It feature a few short pages with some tidbits of information about the various books in the series and lots of other pages devoted to fun little aspects of the wizarding world.  The webmaster’s blog, Blogwarts, is interesting, but unfortunately it is like the rest of the site: outdated.  Most of the information predates the Book 5 release.  It would be a better site if the pages were updated.

Pros

+        Fun games

+        Introductory info for the series

Cons

-        Lack of recent updates

-        Seems a bit content-lacking in some areas

 

OVERALL: Poor

 

 

 

 

 

Fronskie Feint

www.fronskiefeint.com

 

 

Fronskie Feint, alluding to the famous Wronski Defensive Feint employed by Viktor Krum in the Quidditch World Cup, stands as a good example of a complete and comprehensive Harry Potter website.  This site has a good information page for each of the Harry Potter books and movies.  In addition, Fronskie Feint offers some unique content, including pages that differentiate between fake and real Bernie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, international books covers, and recipes for Butterbeer and Cockroach Clusters.  Finally, the website even offers free email accounts for those willing to sign up for one!  Overall, this site is a great Harry Potter site, and it would have been perfect if not for a few broken links and web errors encountered.

 

Pros

+        Large amounts of information about the books and movies

+        Various unique pages

+        Excellent rumor page

Cons

-        A few broken links and web code errors

 

OVERALL: Exceeds Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

Scholastic’s Harry Potter Website

www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/home.asp

 

 

J.K. Rowling’s American publisher provides a great site for Harry Potter fans to see.  The site has a spiffy flash intro and a great summary and discussion page for the novels.  Also a glossary and a pronunciation guide are offered.  The best feature of the site, however, is the Wizard Challenge, which is an online trivia game where you can compete for the high score and title of daily trivia champion!  Finally, the scholastic website also offers a few interesting screensavers for download, so you can see Harry anytime you want!

 

Pros

+        Comprehensive book summaries & discussion guides

+        Well Designed site

+        Screensaver downloads

+        Wizarding Challenge

+        Flash intro

Cons

-        Since it is the publisher’s site, a little more content would have been nice

 

OVERALL: Exceeds Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter Facts

www.harrypotterfacts.com

 

 

Harry Potter Facts claims to have over 1000 pages of Harry Potter Book info, making it “the biggest chapter summary and chapter reference site on the web!”  From the looks of it, it seems to be a pretty accurate claim.  Every Harry Potter novel written so far in has a full summary for each chapter.  Also, there are databases of Character Names, Objects, Terms, Creatures, Spells, Potions, Books, Plants, Classes, Shape-Shifters, and Death Eaters.  Wow!  Also, there is a large speculation page where you can read various rumors and ideas concerning the later books.  Harry Potter Facts even features a column page where contributors post editorials and ideas about the novels.   This site is amazingly complete, and even gives the Harry Potter Lexicon a run for its money in terms of complete classification and categorizing of everything in the Harry Potter Universe.  It is one of the best sites for info concerning the Harry Potter novels.

 

Pros

+        Summaries for every chapter in every novel

+        Databases of information for everything (literally)

+        Persistent rumor mill page

+        Editorial Page

+        Efficiently designed and aesthetically pleasing site

Cons

-        None

 

Overall:  Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter Grimoire: Elixir of Night, Potion of Odd

gothlupin.tripod.com/index.html

 

 

 

Have you ever wondered about the real background of magic, not just the magic Rowling’s describes in her novels?  The Harry Potter Grimoire attempts to satisfy that interest by offering a compendium of terms, spells, ideas, and creatures with their real world definitions and roots.  This highly unique site offers all of these things in an easy to navigate format as well. For the Severus Snape fans, the website also offers new lyrics to the song “Love Potion Number Nine” featuring everyone’s favorite Potions Master!  Overall, the Harry Potter Grimoire offers unique ideas and content for Harry Potter fans to contemplate.

 

Pros

+        Interesting database of Harry Potter terms and real world counterparts/definitions

+        “Snape Potion Number Nine” a hit in the making!

+        Well Designed site

 

 

Cons

-        None

 

Overall: Exceeds Expectations

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter in Neverwinter Nights

www.hpnwn.com

 

 

Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts?  Maybe play in a Quidditch match or participate in a Wizard Duel?  Well, now you can.  Fans of the Harry Potter series have created a server using the popular role playing game Neverwinter Nights where you can create a character who goes to Hogwarts as a student.  The website itself has pages with school announcements and answers to frequently asked questions.  Also, the website provides a forum for discussion and assistance.  Overall, the site is an experiment in Harry Potter gaming that seems to be a success!

 

Pros

+        Become a Hogwarts student

+        Interact with other Harry Potter fans

+        Website provides resources for gameplay

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Exceeds Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter Illustrations by Sebastian Theilig

de.oocities.com/setheilig/illustrations.html

 

 

Sebastian Theilig is another talented artist lending his skills to portray characters from the wizarding world.  He provides website visitors with creative and unique drawings of Harry, Dumbledore, and the Weasley Twins to name a few.  Mr. Theilig provides a very interesting site to visit if you are interested in Harry Potter artwork.

 

Pros

+        Original art

+        Unique style

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Exceeds Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Godric’s Hollow

www.godrics-hollow.net

 

 

This well designed site is comparable in size and content to most of the real big Harry Potter website.  Godric’s Hollow has up to date news, expansive book and movie information and reviews, databases such as pronunciation guides and glossaries, and fanfiction section, and a fun & games section.  All of the featured sections are up to date and well presented, and the site can be view by PocketPC and Palm devices.  Godric’s Hollow illustrates what a Harry Potter super-site should be.

 

Pros

+        Up to date news

+        Book and movie information & reviews

+        Guides and glossaries to the wizarding world

+        Handheld device access

+        Well designed website

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL:  Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

The Boy Who Lived

www.harrypotterguide.co.uk

 

 

The Boy Who Lived features a great assortment of Harry Potter info.  Most of the pages concentrate of book information, such as spells, creature, characters, and such.  The site includes an interesting games section.  The regularly updated new section also provides info pertaining to the novels.  While the actual site’s design is a little lacking in creativity when matched up against comparable sites, the amount of pertinent information more than makes up for this.  The Boy Who Lived is overall a great site, with lots of interesting content to peruse

 

Pros

+        Various Informative pages

+        Good Games Section

+        Up to date news

Cons

-        Lack-luster web design

 

OVERALL: Acceptable

 

 

 

 

 

Potter and All

www.potter-and-all.com

 

 

First things first, turn down your sound before you go to this webpage.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  Anyways, once you get to the main page, don’t let the poor web design fool you.  This website is full of original poems about Harry Potter and Daniel Radcliffe.  Also, the website features a small news page and a picture page with many pictures from the three movies and even a few of Daniel Radcliffe as well.  Finally, a little humor in the form of filk songs (if you don’t know what those are, check out the site) is available as well.  Even though the website design is quite poor, the actual content more than makes up for the design.

 

Pros

+        Pages upon pages of original Harry Potter poetry

+        Expansive picture pages

+        Humor pages

Cons

-        Annoying intro page music

-        Poor web design

 

OVERALL: Acceptable

 

 

 

 

 

MuggleNet

www.mugglenet.com

 

 

As shown in the title image, MuggleNet is simply the best.  This website is the Harry Potter supersite other sites aspire to be. The news section provides up-the-second-news on all Harry Potter articles.  This site has sections for the books, movies, and video games, and all of them are comprehensive.  The fan section of the site, including the forum and editorial page, provide some of the best insights into the series of any fan section on the internet.  The final section include a bunch of miscellaneous tidbits, such as rejected books titles, recipes, and parallels between the Harry Potter series and other books series, such as Lord of the Rings and the Legend of King Arthur.  MuggleNet is what I consider to be the best fully encompassing Harry Potter website.

Pros

+        Fantastic web design

+        Well-written and researched book and movie news and information

+        Fantastic Fan forum and editorial sections

+        Unique content including Harry Potter parallels

+        Best comprehensive Harry Potter website

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Outstanding

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                           

Patronus: The Harry Potter Fanlisting

www.harsh-light.com/~patronus/

 

 

Since one of the purposes of the internet is to connect people to each other, the idea of a Fanlisting makes sense once you think about it.  A Fanlisting is a web clique that lists fans of a particular subject.  Hence, Patronus is a Harry Potter Fanlisting, with over 7000 people who have joined to show their love of Harry Potter.  Patronus lists the fans sorted by country, so you can see the breakdown of fans across the world.  If you’re interested in meeting more Harry Potter fans from across the globe, then stop by Patronus and sign up!

 

Pros

+        Worldwide Harry Potter Fanlisting

+        Small summaries of each book and movie

+        Well designed site

Cons

-        A better way to communicate with HP fans could be implemented (i.e. more contact info)

 

OVERALL: Acceptable

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter Fanfiction

www.harrypotterfanfiction.com

 

 

While many Harry Potter fans pass their time waiting for the next Harry Potter novel by speculating about what J.K. will write, some fans decide to create their own stories using Rowling’s preconceived world (hence the name fanfiction).  Harry Potter Fanfiction is one of the largest Harry Potter fanfiction archives on the net, with over 4500 stories available.  In addition, the website offers a review system for each author so readers can provide feedback on the stories.  Overall, Harry Potter Fanfiction is one of the best places to post and read Harry Potter stories on the internet.

 

Pros

+        Searchable database of over 4500 fanfictions

+        Feedback system for each author

+        Well designed site

Cons

-        None

 

Overall: Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Alivan’s: Makers of Fine Handcrafted Magic Wands

www.alivans.com

 

 

Now muggles have the chance to buy their very own wand, thanks to Alivan’s!  Each of their wands is hand crafted and contains the essence of a magical creature.  Alivan’s also sells various other Harry Potter items, such as racing brooms, school robes, house scarves, and genuine Harry Potter candy.  Alivan’s website also feature the ability to test fly your racing broom as well as even win your own magic wand.  Unfortunately, the prices for the various items at Alivan’s do seem expensive.  Alivan’s provides premium Harry Potter products at premium prices for die-hard Harry Potter fans.

 

Pros

+        Well designed website

+        Offers unique items, such as wands and brooms,

+        Chance to win a free wand each month

Cons

-        Wands and other items are quite expensive

 

OVERALL: Exceeds Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

Journey to Hogwarts

journeytohogwarts.moonfruit.com

 

 

Are you intent on going to Hogwarts one day?  Well, that day has come.  Journey to Hogwarts offers a fully functional interactive flash visit to the school.  You can register, join a house, participate in classes & exams, and win points for your House.  You can also visit Diagon Alley and use your Gringrott’s account to buy school books and supplies.  Keep in mind that all of this is presented in a high quality flash medium.  This website is the best example of an interactive web-only version of the wizarding world.

 

Pros

+        Fully Interactive journey to Hogwarts

+        Beautiful Flash presentation

+        Continually updated with new classes and content for virtual Hogwarts students

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Quotes

www.quick-quote-quill.org

 

Quick Quotes has one simple purpose: to collect and archive all quotes said by the famous J.K. Rowling, or as the site says, “If Jo Rowling said it and a reporter heard it, we've got it right here at Quick Quotes.”  The archive dates back all the way back to 1997, with an article about a young single mother selling her children’s story to a U.S. publisher for £100,000.  The website itself is in the process of slowly transferring and updating all its files, so some dead links may be expected (even though none were found).  Overall, this unique site performs its one service extremely well, making it an excellent archive for all things related to J.K. Rowling.

 

Pros

+        Huge archive of J.K Rowling quotes

+        Well-Designed site

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

The Emerald Spellbook

emeraldspellbook.planetmyhill.com

 

The Emerald Spellbook is a small fansite with a few different sections.  The most notable one is the fan art section, which sorts submitted fan art by character.  Most of the art has the artist’s name and a link to the artist’s website (if available).  In addition the website features several fanfiction written by the website’s author.  If you are a fan of a Harry and Hermione relationship, then this website will definitely interest your; The website’s author is a fan of Harry and Hermione getting together, and it shows through the content that is provided.  Overall, the Emerald Spellbook is a great fansite with more fan art to offer than most of the larger Harry Potter sites.

 

Pros

+        Large fan art section

+        Several fanfictions available

+        Well designed site

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Exceeds Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

The Harry Potter Lexicon

www.hp-lexicon.org

 

 

Lexicon - a vocabulary or book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language or of a considerable number of them, with the definition of each.

 

The definition above perfectly describes the Harry Potter Lexicon: a complete listing and explanation of every single Harry Potter related item available.  The HP Lexicon has a complete and continually updated page about each book character, all magical spells, all magical creatures, all magical potions, Quidditch, and wizard/muggle world relations and ideas.  The most impressive part of the Lexicon, however, is the Harry Potter timeline.  The timeline was constructed by fans completely independent of any other timeline available (like the one on the Chamber of Secrets DVD).  Discussion pages about the accuracy of the timeline are available as well.  All of this information is presented in an intuitive and simple format, making site navigation simple and effective.  Definitely one of the best information sites around.

 

Pros

+        Complete listing and explanation of all Harry Potter characters, spells, etc.

+        Comprehensive timeline

+        Well designed site.

+        Continuously updated with new information

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

The Harry Potter Word Wizard

www.theblanchards.com/hp/index.html

 

 

Ever wondered how a certain word or name in the Harry Potter books was pronounced?  Now you can know for sure by visiting the Harry Potter Word Wizard.  Most of the creatures, spells, and characters have a pronunciation guide, and most of those have a small audio file so you can hear how the word or phrase sounds.  This well designed site offers only this pronunciation guide, but it is the most complete pronunciation guide found on the web.

 

Pros

+        Alphabetically organized pronunciation guide

+        Pronunciation audio files available for most words

+        Well designed site

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Exceeds Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

The Sugar Quill

www.sugarquill.net

 

 

The Sugar Quill is a symposium of Harry Potter fan authors and fan artists.  The website provides these fans various benefits, for each author/artist can have his or her work read and critiqued by the creators of the site as well as fellow fans.  For the casual browser, the Sugar Quill offers a database of stories and art, as well as a listing of the Sugar’s Quills members: Harry Potter fans who wish to discuss the wizarding world with others.  Overall, the Sugar Quill provides an excellent forum for fan creativity and expression, and the stories and artwork on website are sure to entertain fans of all ages.

 

Pros

+        Database of members looking to discuss Harry Potter

+        Story and art critique by fans and the website’s authors

+        Thousands of fan submissions to browse

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL:  Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

The Leaky Cauldron

www.the-leaky-cauldron.org

 

 

The Leaky Cauldron represents the best of the Harry Potter news sites.  This website is constantly updated by professional writers and journalists who also happen to be Harry Potter fans.  As a result, the Leaky Cauldron offers daily news updates with a commenting system for each news item so Harry Potter fans can discuss the news.  The Leaky Cauldron also archives all of its news in searchable databases, so fans can lookup any previous article they need.  This website stands as an example for other Harry Potter news sites to follow.

 

 

Pros

+        Searchable news archives

+        Harry Potter news constantly updated

+        Commenting system for each news item

+        Well designed website

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL: Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

The Official Harry Potter Website

www.harrypotter.com

 

 

When visiting the Official Harry Potter website, you would expect to see the greatest of all Harry Potter websites.  Unfortunately, you would leave unfulfilled.  Sure, you would find an unmatched visual presentation, but in terms of content you would want more.  By no means is the Official Harry Potter website a bad website, for it has plenty of information about the second and third Harry Potter movies, and lots of fun mini games to play.  But overall, you may expect to find more content about the series in general, and eventually you will leave the site looking for more tangible and pertinent information

 

Pros

+        Visually stunning website

+        Official movie information

+        Fun mini games to play

+        Downloads a plenty

Cons

-        For such a prominent site, little substantial content is offered

 

OVERALL:  Exceeds Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

S.P.E.W. – Sexy People Every Where

www.oocities.com/hpotterspew/

 

 

Sexy People Every Where is a combination book and movie information site, featuring full bios and pictures of each actor in the movies as well as above average book information.  The site also features mini games, such as taking your O.W.L.s and your N.E.W.T.’s.  While the actual site design leaves much to be desired, the content offered by S.P.E.W. is unique and interesting enough to make this site an interesting and memorable website.

 

Pros

+        Movie actor bios with pictures

+        Above average amount of Harry Potter information

+        Take your O.W.L.’s and N.E.W.T.’s!

Cons

-        Lackluster web design

-        A few broken links

 

OVERALL:  Acceptable

 

 

 

 

 

Chambers & Secrets

www.anycities.com/harrypotter/MAIN.html

 

 

Chambers & Secrets offer several interesting pages, including actor biographies, movie info, book info, and various interactive pages.  The main page also features news and often-used links, such as links to the Harry Potter movie trailers.  The author of this website also likes to keep up on who will be playing Cho Chang in the 4th film, so an entire page is devoted to her.  Overall, Chamber & Secrets is a good webpage with above average content.

Pros

+        Average web design

+        Book and movie info pages

+        Interactive pages, with games and quizzes

Cons

-        A few broken links

 

OVERALL:  Acceptable

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter Trivia

www.funtrivia.com/dir/3674.html

 

 

Being the world’s largest trivia site, FunTrivia has thousands of categories of questions, and you would expect them to have a pretty expansive Harry Potter page, right?  The Harry Potter page of FunTrivia features many different Harry Potter quizzes submitted by fans.  Some of the quizzes are quite easy, while others are incredibly hard.  The quizzes are sorted by books and categories, so they are quite easy to navigate. 

 

Pros

+        Trivia quizzes sorted into variouis categories

+        Different challenge levels

+        Average web design

Cons

-        None

 

OVERALL:  Acceptable

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