Pottermore has announced an entirely new design for the home page that you’ll see after you log in.
For example, a new map shows you “all the locations and activities from Hogwarts and beyond that you currently enjoy as part of your own journey. To access them you’ll simply need to click on your desired location on the Map,” writes Pottermore. A preview can be seen in the image below:
There’s also a new menu bar at the top and a side bar. The side bar will include “updates and information so you don’t miss out on anything new. When you’re exploring a Moment from Harry’s story the Side Bar will house the ‘Read About’ content as well as a new ‘Related Moments’ feature, which will showcase thumbnails of Moments that include similar characters, locations or themes to the Moment you are currently exploring,” writes Pottermore. “Combined with the new commenting features, this will provide you with even more opportunity to locate and discuss your favourite things about the Harry Potter series.”
An example of the new sidebar is below:
It’s hard for us to fully understand how helpful (or not helpful) these new features are until we play with them ourselves. They’ll be arriving with the final Prisoner of Azkaban chapters sometime in the next few weeks.
In addition to these features, Pottermore announced a new story navigator earlier this month. All of these changes are being made in an effort to overhaul the site to appeal to a wider group of users.
We’re glad to see that the previous home page will be disappearing. The long line of dots that lets you select a chapter quickly grew outdated looking.
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