Behind the scenes of the making of: check out the new face of, the European magazine

Article published on May 2, 2008
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Article published on May 2, 2008, the European magazine published in no less than six languages, launches a brand new version of its website on Europe Day, marked on 9 May 2008. Spankier, extra interactive and resolutely multilingual, check out the new face of and dive into an authentic web 2.0 European experience.

Multilingualism on demand at the ‘café babel’: discover the ‘babelmix’ feature

Why stick to a translation when you can read an article in its original language version? As well as the six language versions available, the new website has also enabled its audience to read in ‘babelmix’ - a technical innovation allowing all registered users (registration is free), to compose their own language cocktail and read in the language they speak.

Personalise your profile

The ‘babelmix’ is the gateway to the web 2.0. universe of Become a ‘babelian’ by subscribing to the e-community, with its 4000 contributor profiles already online. Thanks to a state-of-the-art web 2.0 website, you can personalise your magazine, update your profile, comment on all articles and blogs, debate on the ‘babelforums’ with other Europeans and even open your own ‘babelblog’ to express yourself. In a few simple steps you can go from being a simple reader to becoming a translator - and why not even a writer?

Open discussion provided to all articles

React immediately to our articles and leave your comments! Resolutely multilingual, provided to subscribed users (and all free!), babelians can leave comments on all articles published on and get the debate rolling

New homepage design values professional citizen journalism

Thanks to a new ‘tag’ (keyword) system, the ergonomy of the new website has dramatically increased. You can now access all contents of – be it magazine, the blogs, the forums or its comments - in one click!

Screenshot new website Discover the new home page of read the magazine in the left column, participate live in the e-community (blogs and forums) on the right column: