Waking up to a new face

If you’re a regular reader of The Leipzig Glocal, the new face you’ll see tomorrow when you wake up and go for your morning (or afternoon?) dose of glocalness may look very nice but very different from what you’re used to. We hope we have injected it in all the right places to enhance your viewing and browsing experience, but are still in the process of tweaking the new design and organization, and making it fully responsive to and ideal for different types of devices – computer, tablet, mobile. So we’d appreciate your feedback!

Some of the individual articles that have already been posted will also look a bit different, i.e. in terms of photos, to conform to the new layout. We’re in the process of redesigning the articles in the archives when needed – there are more than 500 of them, so it will take some time. We’ve kept all our columns and features, and you can still find all the articles you might want to search for, as they’re just organized differently on the new homepage. We’ll now have umbrella menu headings, or themes, encompassing different columns, or categories (which we used to denote with the # symbol or put across the top as fixed pages). Take a look:

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LeipGlo’s new layout: Implementation led by Marina Renault, assisted by maeshelle west-davies.

Under “My Leipzig” up top, you’ll find, as the title suggests, many of our local pages: Jobs for International People, English-Speaking Doctors (under “Community), info and insights regarding different aspects of the Leipzig scene and city life.

“What’s On” will give you Leipzig Events, plus Openings and Premieres and FUNkyFRIdayz mixes.

You will be able to find our weekly showtimes for movies in the original (“OmU”), plus the Free Museum Days listing, under the next tab, “Culture / Entertainment;” it will also house all the other arts- and entertainment-related columns, including literature, music and performance and movie reviews.

Travel, Dating, Food, etc. will be under “Lifestyle,” while “Opinion” will be the domain of Politics and related topics. There will be some overlap, meaning you’ll see some articles under more than one category.

It’s similar on mobile, of course; just click on “Menu” and go from there.


I’ll leave the rest for you to click around and explore – in fact, the LeipGlo team is doing the same, learning as we go along, and knowing there’s always room to make it better.

A Global Studies doctoral degree holder and former newspaper reporter, avid eater, pseudo-philosopher and poet, occasion-propelled singer, semi-professional socializer, movie addict, Brazilian-American nomad. In this space, she will share some of her experiences and (mis)adventures regarding various topics, with special attention to social issues.

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