Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Distractify

    Website of the day: Distractify

    By 11 November 2013

    You know that thing, where you get a link that starts with “The 23 Most Incredible Pictures That…” or some such? Its quite a bit thing, and it’s possibly something that you’re becoming immune to. But it was one such link that brought distractify.com...

  • Website of the day: Wet London

    Website of the day: Wet London

    By 8 November 2013

    This is exactly the kind of site we like to come across. It’s well designed, easy to use and brand new. And it’s doing something that makes people’s lives better, even if it is just in one city. But what a city. At wetlondon.co.uk, they take the...

  • Website of the day: Just Eat

    Website of the day: Just Eat

    By 7 November 2013

    This is an oldie, but a goodie, and well worth a mention now that the nights are drawing in and the temptation to not leave the house too much becomes ever more difficult to resist. At just-eat.co.uk, you can pick from over 18,000 takeaway restaurants...

  • Website of the day: Kopi

    Website of the day: Kopi

    By 6 November 2013

    The Pocket-lint love affair with the seeds of the Coffea Arabica plant is well documented. In other words, we love a good coffee. Buying coffee is not a simple business any more either. You walk into a coffee shop and have to figure out which of the myriad...

  • Website of the day: Rent the Runway

    Website of the day: Rent the Runway

    By 5 November 2013

    With Hallowe'en out of the way, we’ve all got through the first round of party season, so now thoughts turn to the big one. Christmas. Regardless of what or when you celebrate, there’s no denying that everybody goes a bit mad at Christmas. The lunchtime...

  • Website of the day: Money Magpie

    Website of the day: Money Magpie

    By 3 November 2013

    It makes the world go round. It is the root of all evil. It is, apparently, too tight to mention. Money. Regardless of how you think the world should run, we’re all wedded to it whether we like it or not, and these days it doesn't seem to go as far...

  • Website of the day: Teamer

    Website of the day: Teamer

    By 1 November 2013

    Once upon a time, organising a game of football just meant rallying round a few of your mates, shoving a couple of rolled-up jumpers down on the village green and kicking the hell out of a battered old Adidas Tango. But as you get older, lives get busier...

  • Website of the day: Letter from Santa

    Website of the day: Letter from Santa

    By 31 October 2013

    For many people, the next couple of weeks mean only one thing: half term. That means that the little ones are back in full force, without the daily exertions of the national curriculum to tire out their little brains. Some distractions are needed. We...

  • Website of the day: Cheeses Online

    Website of the day: Cheeses Online

    By 30 October 2013

    Here's one to add to the old "planning for Christmas" list. Because nothing quite tops off a good Christmas dinner like a decent cheese board. Yes, you can go into your local supermarket and buy one of their mixed boxes. But that's no substitute for the...

  • Website of the day: Student Beans

    Website of the day: Student Beans

    By 29 October 2013

    If you're a student, the reality of term time is probably starting to bite just a little, right about now. You should be all settled in, with Freshers' Weeks a distant and decidedly fuzzy memory. You should be well into your coursework and have a good...

  • Website of the day: Project Wild Thing

    Website of the day: Project Wild Thing

    By 28 October 2013

    Apologies to the grown-ups, but here's another one for half term (parents need all the help they can get for the holidays, ya know...) At projectwildthing.com they're trying to wrench the next generation away from their smartphones, tablets and games...

  • Website of the day: How I Live My Life

    Website of the day: How I Live My Life

    By 25 October 2013

    We briefly mentioned the soaring costs of domestic energy yesterday, and it seems that it really is, if you'll pardon the pun, a burning issue for many households. Gas and electricity costs are absolutely soaring, with huge increases being announced almost...

  • Website of the day: InterNations

    Website of the day: InterNations

    By 24 October 2013

    A quick skim through the national newspapers here in the UK is probably enough to make anybody think about leaving the country sometimes. There has to be more to life than rising energy prices, convoluted tax laws, dodgy politicians and mediocre weather,...

  • Website of the day: Tweet Your Avi

    Website of the day: Tweet Your Avi

    By 23 October 2013

    They are how potentially millions of people see us every day. They are a snapshot of us that we are happy to share. A window into our souls, even. They are what, in some people's eyes anyway, define us. They are our avatars or online profile pictures....

  • Website of the day: Find the Invisible Cow

    Website of the day: Find the Invisible Cow

    By 22 October 2013

    The legend of the invisible cows is quite an obscure one. It involves Hawaiian princesses, rich American ranchers and mysterious bovine creatures trying to keep warm. Or they could be from outer space. There’s a brilliant spoof encyclopedia entry that...

  • Website of the day: Deleted Images

    Website of the day: Deleted Images

    By 21 October 2013

    Oh, how we do like this one. Deletedimages.com is where all those unwanted, unloved, under-appreciated pictures get a whole new lease of life. We all do it. We take a load of pictures and have a quick flick through. Any that don’t immediately measure...

  • Website of the day: Colossal

    Website of the day: Colossal

    By 18 October 2013

    It’s Friday, and we always try to give you something a little different, be it amusing, quirky, or just nice to look at. Let’s face it: nobody wants anything too taxing as the week draws to a close, do they? So here’s thisiscolossal.com, a gorgeous...

  • Website of the day: Yipiii

    Website of the day: Yipiii

    By 17 October 2013

    Everybody loves a winner, right? (Okay, apart from Charlie Sheen...) Everybody likes that feeling of getting something for minimal effort or cost, but how often does that happen? At yipiii.co.uk, it could be a lot more often. This is a unique twist on...

  • Website of the day: Twitter Counter

    Website of the day: Twitter Counter

    By 16 October 2013

    There are many milestones in the life of a Twitter user. There is your very first tweet. This might have be something instant, off the cuff and, in the end, a little disappointing. Or it could be something you agonised over and redrafted a few times before...

  • Website of the day: The Cardboard Man

    Website of the day: The Cardboard Man

    By 15 October 2013

    When it comes to thinking outside the box, you really have to hand it to thecardboardman.co.uk. This is one of those ideas that has you kicking yourself that you didn't think of it: cardboard furniture. That might sound daft, but hear us out. It was the...

  • Website of the day: Ikea or Death

    Website of the day: Ikea or Death

    By 14 October 2013

    It’s probably been a good few days for Ikea. Its name has been bouncing around in social media circles, and they haven’t really had to do anything to get a load of free exposure. First there was the spoof ad for the ‘Penis Beaker’, inspired by...

  • Website of the day: Virgin Media Shorts

    Website of the day: Virgin Media Shorts

    By 11 October 2013

    Short films were once only of any real interest to serious film students. But the internet changed all that. In this post-YouTube world, capturing life on camera and turning it into compelling stories is something that millions of people do every day....

  • Website of the day: Unii

    Website of the day: Unii

    By 10 October 2013

    For many people, their student days are some of the best days of their lives. They’re young, carefree and often away from home for the first time. It’s that first taste of freedom, that first sense of being your own person, that first access to a...

  • Website of the day: Bacon Today

    Website of the day: Bacon Today

    By 9 October 2013

    Mmmm, bacon. No not him. Not the one on the telly selling 4G at the moment. We mean actual bacon. It’s been the undoing of many a vegetarian, apparently. That smell is one of the greatest restorative experiences in existence. Just a whiff of the stuff...

  • Website of the day: Bleep Bleeps

    Website of the day: Bleep Bleeps

    By 8 October 2013

    Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Fact. You will be bombarded with well-meaning advice, regardless of whether or not you asked for it, and expected to follow every single word and report back. You will see more “targeted” advertising...