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30 Minute Redesign: Zoneziwoh Show

Week 18: Zoneziwoh Show

Zoneziwoh Show.

In the space of 5 minutes I can identify some of the key strengths and weaknesses of this design, and sketch out a mockup.


  • The header is attractive and reasonably well designed
  • The website includes relevant imagery, capturing the visitor’s interest immediately
  • The layout follows user expectations (menu top center, content left, ads right etc…), it’s fairly easy to browse because of this


  • The design is very dark, which doesn’t seem to match the mood of the show.
  • The header area looks at first like an advert banner
  • Visitor’s must spend considerable effort browsing the site before they get to the most important content (the episodes)
  • There is quite a lot of unnecessary content, that neither draws the user further into the site, or serves any purpose.

My Redesign

As always, I was limited by the 30 minute time-frame, but I tried to improve upon several of Zoneziwoh’s features, adding a few design flourishes and a clearer layout that promoted content over wasted space:


  • Create a simpler design, with a much lighter/fresher color-scheme. This improves the mood of the website, fitting better wit hthe themes of the show.
  • I removed unnecessary areas of content, promoting the vital content far more.
  • I redesigned the header to make it look more conventional, and less like an ad banner.
  • I made sure to promote the episodes of the show, as these should be very easily found/viewed by the visitors.

Comparing the 2 Designs:

Here is a quick comparison between the original design and my 30 minute redesign. Sure, my design could be more polished, but I believe that a lot of the basic elements have been improved upon, creating a more pleasant browsing experience.

How and Why To Enter Redesign Saturdays

You can have the chance to have your website redesigned in next weeks post. All you need to do is leave a comment to this post with your website address and why you think it needs a redesign.

The Benefits of Getting Your Site Redesigned Include:

  • Most obviously – a FREE redesign job!
  • Your website gets exposure to PSDFAN’s thousands of readers
  • You understand how to improve your website. This isn’t just a redesign, it’s a lesson in design.
  • You will get emailed the .psd of your redesign and can do whatever you want with it!

So please, leave a comment today for a chance to have your website redesigned next week!

About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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  1. Twopo says:

    Thanks Tom , I am overwhelmed by the Redesign. Its so wonderful – a complete overhaul and giving the content a new impetus. Thanks for the comments.

  2. A much more appropriate website, I definitely prefer the design without as much black and a clearer layout, people want to find what they need instantly or they loose interest, this is a much easier way of looking for things than in the previous design.

  3. The redesign is much cleaner and without the black the content is easier to read. The green helps the make the page stand out and visitors to the site will be able to find what they are looking for easily.

  4. Tom says:

    Twopo: I’m so glad you liked the redesign :) . As you’ve probably seen I’ve emailed you the original files. It was a really fun site to work on, and wish you the best with your show!

    Stephanie/Oliver: Thanks for your comments, that’s definitely what I was going for.

  5. dzigner says:

    I like the new design too. Am not a fan of black websites, and the new one is so cool to the eyes too.

  6. Arturo says:

    I liked the new design, it is cool but I do not like the new colors too much, I mean the change is a little bit extreme, maybe you could’ve considered to keep the dark color scheme idea, I do not like to use dark colors in my websites but I have seen beautiful dark websites designs. I would like to see you working more in dark colors designs, most of the redesigns I have seen are always light color schemes. Well it is just my opinion, with this I am not trying to say I did not like it. Hope you know what I meant my English is messed up!

  7. Thompson says:

    Great redesign there and Great stuff you are doing here . I was introduced to this site through the zoneziwoh site and will also want to propose my site for redesign

  8. Filipe says:

    Hi Tom,

    Well done. The lighter color scheme it’s way better than before.

    I would like to enter the next week poll:


  9. Twopo says:

    Thanks Tom . I got the files and will code it to a wordpress theme.

  10. Marko says:

    I spent some decent time to do design for and I would be very curious to see what could you come up with, if you decide to give it a shot.
    Regards from Serbia

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