24.com blogs relaunching within the next few hours

Bandwidth blog just got wind that the biggest blogging platform in South Africa (likely Africa) is about to get a major face lift. The revamp of 24.com blogs has been under works for the past year and will bring the platform’s functionality on par with global players. Alistair Fairweather, social media manager of the newly formed 20fourlabs (24.com’s innovation unit) had this to say –

We‘re very proud to be launching our long awaited revamp of 24.com blogs. Not only have we given SA‘s biggest blogging platform a much needed facelift, we‘ve also added a lot of features based on what our user have asked for most often. So personalisation is a big focus, and things like friendly URLs and better stats systems. And this isn‘t the end ““ we‘ve got quite a few more crunchy bits in the pipeline for the next few weeks. Under the hood we‘re thrilled to have implemented the first fully MVC product in the 24.com stable, and we‘ve done some much needed optimisation in the data and logic layers. All in all it‘s just a much, much better product now.

Congrats to Alistair and his team!
Some screen shots of the revamped blogging platform and its themes

Disclaimer: Charl Norman works for 24.com