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This article was published on December 24, 2013

    Harry Potter fan creates a believable site for the Ministry of Magic in the style of GOV.UK

    Harry Potter fan creates a believable site for the Ministry of Magic in the style of GOV.UK Image by: CARL COURT
    Nick Summers
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    Nick Summers

    Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

    In the Harry Potter universe, the Ministry of Magic was the equivalent of the British government, with some jaw-dropping offices that everyone commuted to using the Floo Network. It’s now been brought to life with a sensational fan-created site styled after GOV.UK, the portal and design used for all British government departmental websites.

    The site was created by Andy Brown, a cohort member of the Entrepreneur First program who worked with the Government Digital Service earlier this year. There isn’t much to dive into, admittedly – almost all of the links direct to this Confundus post – but it’s the polish and execution on the front page that make this such an impressive piece of web design.

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    Whether it’s the GOV.UK banner, the typeface used for the Ministry of Magic logo or the wording under the all-too familiar sub-header ‘What we do’, it’s the details that make this fan-developed site shine.

    Also, Andy has named Nymphadora Tonks the Head of Department of Magical Law Enforcement, alongside Arthur Weasley as Head of Department of International Magical Coopeartion. In my opinion, that’s definitely how the books should have ended.

    ➤ ministryofmagic.co (Via Twitter)

    Image Credit: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images