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Today we unveil a redesign of the openDemocracy site. We encourage you to wander around and provide us with your thoughts, impressions and suggestions so that we can continue to build openDemocracy as a free and open resource of news and opinion for the world to share.

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26 June 2012

Today we unveil a redesigned openDemocracy

We hope you like it!

The new design gives the main site and our sections – OurKingdom, oDRussia, 50.50,, openSecurity, and openEconomy – new areas to highlight their content. The changes include:

  • A highlights bar, including each section’s ‘Pick of the Web’
  • - A front page for each of the sections, featuring the best of the recent stories
  • - A footer bar, where you can sample our sections, as well as projects like Arab Awakening, the Drug and Criminal Justice Policy Forum, and Spread the Word (a space for other non-profit organisations to publicise their activities and share their ideas)

We’ve also added an inner column on each article page, to highlight related projects and debates. Some things have moved, like the link to the Forums, which is now at the top of the page.

We hope the redesigned site will help you discover articles you wouldn’t have come across before, and take part in sharp and smart debates with authors and fellow readers.

It may take you a while to get used to, and some things you’ll like better than others. Please send us your thoughts and impressions to us via this contact form or email [email protected], so that we can continue to tweak and build openDemocracy as a free and open resource of news and opinion.

Now dive in!

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