Deal Or No Deal website at dealornodeal.com

Chandesh Parekh
by Chandesh Parekh
in General
September 18, 2007

Deal Or No Deal is one of those games on TV that just gets viewers hooked. The game itself is simple enough but it’s the human drama that the chosen player goes through that makes for compelling viewing.

Now there’s another way to get hooked – www.dealornodeal.com, the official web site. It hosts the usual stuff; game downloads for the desktop and mobile phone, mobile phone ringtones, news about each show, the ‘Deal or No Deal’ hall of Fame, how to get tickets for the show, information about Noel Edmonds, a little quiz to see if you’ll get the Banker’s respect and a forum for fans to discuss anything and everything ‘Deal Or No Deal’ related.

Unfortunately, the site itself doesn’t seem to capture the poignancy experienced when watching on TV, which I believe is what really pulls viewers in to watch every day. The forum, where most die-hard fans are likely to spend the most time, hasn’t been designed, aesthetically, to match the rest of the site and so loses even more of the atmosphere the site needs to retain. As branding goes, not enough effort has been made on the forum.

Rather oddly, when on the forum page, the sub-menu doesn’t work, and so the only way to get away from the forum is to go to the Home page, via the ‘Home’ link, from where everything is once again available.

All in all, a bit of a rush job on this site.

Go to www.dealornodeal.com to check it out.

3 Responses to “Deal Or No Deal website at dealornodeal.com”

  1. CATHY FITZPATRICK said:

    October 7th, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    I WAS WONDERING IF OR WHEN ARE YOUR CONTESTANT LINES OPENING BACK UP. ME , MY HUSBAND AND MY 3 YEAR OLD BOY LOVE THIS GAME AND WATCH IT ALL THE TIME…MY SON EVEN HAS BEEN SAYING SINCE 14 MONTHS OLD “LADY’S PLEASE…”HI HOWIE” WE ALL LOVE THIS SHOW SOOOOO……MUCH . PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKS :o)
    CATHY IN QUAKERTOWN,PENNSYLVANIA

  2. Mik Parekh said:

    October 17th, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Cathy, thanks for your comment however this article is just to highlight the site design of the Deal Or No Deal UK web site – we have no affiliation with Deal Or No Deal – please follow this link to the US site if you’d like to post your comment there – http://www.nbc.com/Deal_or_No_Deal/

  3. LaSeca Pankey said:

    January 2nd, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    HI Howie & Banker HAPPY NEW YEAR! How are you doing this year so far? BLESSED I hope and PRAY. I have been trying very hard to find out how I can become a contestant on your show. And It seems to me, that you only have people on your show that already have a nice looking bank account. It would be SuperFantastic if you were to give struggling, & hard working woman with 2 children that are 8years and 4months old, a chance to win enough money to put in a college fund for my children, buy a house, car and to be able to put money in my bank account. I hope I am not asking for to much. But I really need to feel that my children and I will be fine with out having to struggle anymore. My oldest son and I are very BIG fans of your show. We often bump heads about the contestants that have been on your show. Like when they need to Deal or not. A lot of the times he’s RIGHT. I PRAY that when you all read this, that you would or will give me chance to be able to live life with out a struggle

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