Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Wonder How To

    Website of the day: Wonder How To

    By 13 hours ago

    Hackers. They're the dark forces that the media loves to portray as lurking behind the bedroom curtains of suburban houses, subverting corporate greed and plotting the downfall of civilisation as we know it. Or, if you prefer, they’re people who just...

  • Website of the day: NomadLIst

    Website of the day: NomadLIst

    By 21 August 2014

    The cost of living. That’s a phrase that the mainstream media has become almost obsessed with, as they trot out the horror stories about the housing market, unemployment figures, and the price of milk. It’s a scientific formula; a group of set measures...

  • Website of the day: Groupon

    Website of the day: Groupon

    By 20 August 2014

    Some brands are always going to be synonymous with certain activities. You’re not writing with a ballpoint pen, you’re using a Biro. You’re not tidying your apartment using a vacuum cleaner you’re Hoovering. Likewise, if you’re searching online...

  • Website of the day: Motors

    Website of the day: Motors

    By 19 August 2014

    August has always been a good time to buy a used car. The new registrations come out in September, so it’s when people start to offload their older models ready to take delivery of their shiny new wheels. More and more people are eschewing the meagre...

  • Website of the day: Yelp Trends

    Website of the day: Yelp Trends

    By 18 August 2014

    Trends. It’s been a buzzword in online circles for so long that probably many people have forgotten what keeping an eye on them is even for. For Twitter, trends seem to be some ind of weird competition. If you’re “trending” you’re somehow seen...

  • Website of the day: The Gentleman's Journal

    Website of the day: The Gentleman's Journal

    By 15 August 2014

    If you walk through any 21st-century city centre and take a look at the people you pass on the street, these days it’s quite difficult to classify people. Don’t get us wrong, that’s a good thing. A very good thing in fact. The modern world is one...

  • Website of the day: Vessyl

    Website of the day: Vessyl

    By 14 August 2014

    They used to say that you are what you eat, but at myvessyl.com they reckon it’s got more to do with what you drink. They say that beverages are the number one source of calories. When you think about what goes into a caramel mocha latte with whipped...

  • Website of the day: Coffee Cups and Crayons

    Website of the day: Coffee Cups and Crayons

    By 13 August 2014

    So, how are the summer holidays going? Kids driving you mad yet? Whether you’re a parent or not, the summer can seem like a long old stretch what with all the little people running around seemingly out of control. When we did a week’s worth of kid-friendly...

  • Website of the day: How To Be A Dad

    Website of the day: How To Be A Dad

    By 12 August 2014

    There was a little thing flying about on social media last week about an amazing new invention. People all over the world got very excited about it, particularly those with children. It was called the Swiss Parenting Tool and it seemed to be the answer...

  • Website of the day: Every Man Remembered

    Website of the day: Every Man Remembered

    By 11 August 2014

    With the anniversary of its dramatic beginnings last week, we’ve already covered a couple of sites to do with remembering the First World War. We offer no apologies for covering another one today, because this is an extraordinary undertaking. At everymanremembered.org,...

  • Website of the day: Curio Design Studio

    Website of the day: Curio Design Studio

    By 8 August 2014

    If you’ve ever thought about employing an interior designer, you may have realised early on that it’s not necessarily going to be a straightforward process. You have to find the time to meet them and let them have a good look around the space you...

  • Website of the day: Topsy

    Website of the day: Topsy

    By 7 August 2014

    Yesterday, we talked about a site that offers a quick snapshot of popular services and how they’re running, But what if you want to get into a bit more detail about what people are saying about your favourite brands, topics or people? At topsy.com,...

  • Website of the day: Down Detector

    Website of the day: Down Detector

    By 6 August 2014

    So, Netflix went down on Sunday night, right when many people might’ve been watching the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony and, as one, thought, “why are they waving tents in the air? Stuff this - I’m watching Orange is the New Black…” 
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  • Website of the day: Sassoon Journals online

    Website of the day: Sassoon Journals online

    By 5 August 2014

    There is understandably much talk of the First World war this week, and it’s entirely likely that you will have seen at least a snippet or two of one particular participant's literary output. Siegfried Sassoon joined the British Army when it became...

  • Website of the day: Woodland Trust - Dedicate a Tree

    Website of the day: Woodland Trust - Dedicate a Tree

    By 4 August 2014

    One hundred years ago today, the world was plunged into a conflict the likes of which had never been seen. Thankfully, we've not seen anything like it since either. Millions of people lost their lives in the First World War. Families and communities were...

  • Website of the day: Things Fitting Perfectly Into Things

    Website of the day: Things Fitting Perfectly Into Things

    By 1 August 2014

    Without getting all existential (nobody needs that on a Friday) have you ever wondered how the universe all fits together? Regardless of whether you believe in evolution or some other greater power, you have to admit that life is full of bizarre coincidences....

  • Website of the day: Wear Sun Cream

    Website of the day: Wear Sun Cream

    By 31 July 2014

    Heatwave. That’s the word that’s being used here in the UK at the moment. Those of you who live in hotter climates may scoff, but a few weeks with temperatures exceeding 20 degrees really does constitute a heatwave as far as we Brits are concerned....

  • Website of the day: The Best Bed Linen in the World

    Website of the day: The Best Bed Linen in the World

    By 30 July 2014

    Anybody who stays in hotels a lot, especially for work, will tell you that after a while, the novelty wears off. So many hotels are soulless, bland labyrinths, stuffed to the rafters with travelling sales reps, corporate low-fliers and tourists wondering...

  • Website of the day: Instant Watcher

    Website of the day: Instant Watcher

    By 29 July 2014

    Oh, what to watch? What to watch? Three words that probably aren’t bandied around too often these days are “there’s nothing on” because, let’s face it, there’s too much on. You can watch live TV, catch-up TV, streamed TV, mobile TV and the...

  • Website of the day: Movies in Color

    Website of the day: Movies in Color

    By 28 July 2014

    When you watch a movie, what feeling does it give you? Yes, it obviously depends on the theme, the subject matter, the artistic direction. The music will perhaps, if you’ll pardon the pun, strike a chord. You will fall in love with some of the characters,...

  • Website of the day: Great Country Pubs

    Website of the day: Great Country Pubs

    By 25 July 2014

    Friday. Usually a day to celebrate unreservedly. But for some, this could be the beginning of a very long summer. The school holidays stretch out before us and so far this week, we've done our bit for parents with holiday ideas and things to do both...

  • Website of the day: Netflix for Kids

    Website of the day: Netflix for Kids

    By 24 July 2014

    In our summer holiday special we’ve given you a few options for you and your family if you’re feeling like getting out and about. But what about those days when you’re all just a bit done in and want to flop on a sofa and watch movies? It’s likely...

  • Website of the day: Wacky Warehouse

    Website of the day: Wacky Warehouse

    By 23 July 2014

    OK. So you’ve not decided to go away, or maybe your two weeks in the sun is a little way off. Or maybe you fly through the 50 Things To Do in record time and you suddenly run out of ideas for what to do with the kids. And with the British summer being...

  • Website of the day: 50 Things To Do ...

    Website of the day: 50 Things To Do ...

    By 22 July 2014

    We continue our summer holiday special with a suggestion for what to do if you didn’t follow our advice yesterday. That's not a grumble either. It wouldn’t be all that surprising if you didn’t. Overseas holidays don’t come cheap, and that’s...

  • Website of the day: Ice Lolly

    Website of the day: Ice Lolly

    By 21 July 2014

    This is the week when it all begins for parents. Most schools will be breaking up, if they haven’t already, so every day this week, we’re going to dedicate this slot to site that will help families get through the summer. First things first. You need...