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I'm of mixed opinions on this website. I think it obvious that the site is meant as a satire. A weird mélange of over-the-top neocon rantings, videos, and brightly colored text, this site does its very best to offend everyone. But does that excuse it's horrible design? Does the insanely bad layout and aesthetics serve the satire? Well, yes, but how long can your eyes and brain handle viewing this site in one sitting? It repulses the viewer like a six-day old road-kill. It scrolls on and on like that relative who never, ever shuts up. And worst of all, if the traffic counter at the bottom of the page is to believed, this site has had 1,486,959 visitors (+1 counting my most recent viewing).
Richard Hoagland is best known as a conspiracy theorist and fringe thinker. He has several published books to his credit and is a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. He single-handedly created the "Face on Mars" controversy with his book, "The Monuments of Mars". As a successful author he should be capable of having a decent website constructed. As someone concerned with public image and technology, you'd think he'd want his website to be easy to navigate and well-designed. But no. Welcome to the rambling, scrolling, self-indulgent train-wreck known as the Enterprise Mission. Upon second thought, maybe the website isn't a failure after all. It does seem to perfectly reflect his personality.
Yes, THAT J. K. Rowling. Is it a website about the author, or books, or an interactive game? Why, it's all three! Explore the magical world as you try to guess which object links to what! Fall under the spell of the fluttering butterfly as you search for the navigation links. Hear the dog barking in the distance. Attempt to read the links that appear cut off and half-hidden by the top of the screen. I rank the Game Play as a zero on a scale of one to five magic wands. The web design itself gets a zero score for navigation and pretentious clutter. Maybe one day she'll make enough money to hire someone who knows the basics about web design.