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Zoopy has just changed their focus from online video to mobile video, a seemingly clever move if you consider the South African digital landscape. Here's the reason for the refocus According to them in a blog post published this morning: "Until now, we’ve been an online platform first and a mobile service second. We’re turning this on its head and positioning Zoopy as a mobile video platform, with a mobi site, apps for the major platforms, and a website... we’ve focused on offering our users two core, and quite diverse, services: user-generated content sharing; and Zoopy TV (with made-for-web video stories ranging from news and movie reviews to fashion and games). We’ve made the decision to focus our business on one of these areas only; an area that is unique, poised for growth and more monetisable: creating quick, light, informative and entertaining mobile video. Video that can be watched on the bus home, over lunch at work or while out with your friends. The new Zoopy will be a first of its kind – a mobile video tabloid that will feature the best of international and local infotainment. Or as our slogan promises: the world in 90 seconds (or less). We’re creating a fresh look at the news and events of the day, in an entertaining format that makes it fun to catch up with what’s going on in the world around you." The new Zoopy also means that users won't be able to upload content anymore: "Video views have proved the value that you, our users, place in quality content, as we’ve seen Zoopy visitors gravitate more and more towards Zoopy TV videos over user-generated content. Rather than trying to grow Zoopy in the user-generated content and mobile video infotainment spaces simultaneously, with one leg in and one leg out, it makes much more sense for us to focus our energies, resources and future on an offering that we can do so much more with, by producing and growing our own content." With its refocus the site has experienced quite a facelift. Have a look here. You can check out the full post here and follow Zoopy on Twitter to keep up with the latest. So, what do you think - a clever move from Zoopy? Will it work? And more importantly will you use it? UPDATE Click through to see the full infographic by Cow and ILoveDust.
Springleap.com has undergone a complete transformation with the commitment and amazing skills of their design team, the company launched its new edgy and sleek website look in August 2010. Springleap.com is heading towards a more mature direction that will take the brand to the next level. Business Development Director of Springleap.com, Eran Eyal, says, “We spent a lot of time gathering input from our community and consulting with experts and our extraordinary new design team – headed by Dylan Jones – to come up with a multi-phased approach to the redesign of Springleap.com”

Heavy Chefs has long been one of the top digital learning hubs in South Africa. They have recently redesigned their site and it's looking top class. Here are their reasonings behind the redesign: We wanted to focus more on the Heavy Chef Session...

news24homeIt's not often that big media houses go under the knife for a redesign, so when it happens it's normally quite big news. Geoff Cohen, the publisher of News24, sent us a couple of grabs from the redesign. We'd love to know what you think of this redesign - all the UX/UI guys out there, let's hear your 2c. Click through for a couple of words from Geoff, and also some more shots of the redesign. The principle designer behind the redesign was Philip Langley, check him out on Twitter or Behance where there are some more shots.

We've just learned that the new Computicket website went live sometime between last night and this morning. The new site was developed by Prezence South Africa. Full review of the site to follow shortly. Prezence is not known for their HTML/Ajax works but initial views on...

fly-web1 We first spotted Fly School Design because of the awesome characters and illustrations that they have. We've since come to love the rest of their design as well. They recently went on a redesign of their site, saying the following about it:
Our redesign focuses more on the user experience. Our home page, in the recent news section, has direct links to the jobs mentioned. The home page also has a featured illustration, changed regularly. We've also added some more illustrations to our portfolio section. The overall look and feel of the original site remains, but these added features enhance the experience and creates a more 'creative' and less corporate vibe.
Check out some more pics after the link, or go to their site directly.

[image title="cambrient_screengrab1" size="full" id="655" align="center" linkto="viewer" ] Jarred Cinman of Cambrient sent us some screenshots of the recent redesign they did for their own site. The main goals of this design was to layer Flash and HTML in such a way that search engines can still...

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