For five years, Broadsheet has covered the astonishing rise of our city’s food, nightlife, art and cafe culture. As Melbourne has grown, so has Broadsheet.

Today, you’ll notice a few changes. Cleaner design. Better opportunities to make the most of our photographers’ incredible work. An improved Directory to help you find the best cafes, bars and restaurants. A new section to house our growing art, design and architecture stories. New homepages for Melbourne’s food, entertainment and nightlife cultures.

After considering feedback from thousands of readers we have redesigned around a framework that recognises the depth and breadth of the site and its editorial.

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If you’re interested in web design, you’ll hear a lot of talk about “responsive” websites, which change a page to fit the screen you’re using. Instead of opting for that approach, which we feel compromises the design to fit different devices, we looked at the devices you’re using most, and created a site specifically for those experiences. In short: Broadsheet has been optimised to the way you use it. Whether you’re dipping in from the newsletter on your phone or browsing the directory on a laptop, we’ve designed to help you discover the best this city has to offer. Our site search has been improved, and when coupled with our Editor’s Picks and the new Broadsheet Guides – collections of the editorial team’s top picks in Melbourne and Sydney – we’re encouraging new discoveries.

Since 2009, Broadsheet has engaged and inspired the culturally curious across Australia’s two biggest cities. By continuing to focus on best-practice digital publishing, the redesigned will keep growing as the city does. Have a look around the new site, and if you’ve got any thoughts, we’d love to hear from you.