Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Tiger Time

    Website of the day: Tiger Time

    By 30 July 2013

    Here’s a number for you: 3,200. That’s how many tigers there are left in the wild. In total... That’s astonishing, isn’t it? One of the most mythical and beautiful creatures is literally on the edge of existence. And it’s all our fault. We’ve...

  • Website of the day: Family Traveller

    Website of the day: Family Traveller

    By 29 July 2013

    It just got real. The first week of the school holidays probably passed in a blur of last-minute end of term farewells, a shedload of washing and the sheer unadulterated novelty of the whole family being in the house at the same time. All of the time....

  • Website of the day: Full Steam Ahead

    Website of the day: Full Steam Ahead

    By 26 July 2013

    How are you with putting things together?  Maybe you grew up with Lego and Meccano. Perhaps you’re a dab hand with the flat-pack offerings of Ikea.  It’s possible you’re even more accomplished and service your own car and computers, and if you...

  • Website of the day: Great British Budget Menu

    Website of the day: Great British Budget Menu

    By 25 July 2013

    We’ve featured BBC sites a fair few times, and we offer no apology for doing so again today. This is because the Great British Budget Menu is well worth talking about. It’s the online presence for a show that was broadcast on BBC1 last week (annoyingly,...

  • Website of the day: Bleeding Cool

    Website of the day: Bleeding Cool

    By 24 July 2013

    If you’re the kind of person who actually stops to look at those movie posters on subway walls and bus shelters, you might have noticed a new name cropping up on the bits where they plaster the words “terrific” or “spectacular” and then give...

  • Website of the day: Design Taxi

    Website of the day: Design Taxi

    By 23 July 2013

    Last week’s tip on Visual News prompted somebody to let us know about designtaxi.com, as they thought there was a similar vein of taste, authenticity and humour running through it. And we heartily agree. This is a beautifully simple way to surface the...

  • Website of the day: Sported

    Website of the day: Sported

    By 22 July 2013

    Two words that will probably even now still provoke a certain amount of sniggering among the chattering classes: Olympic legacy. London 2012 was supposed to reignite this green and pleasant land with the fire of unrivalled sporting glory, and if you look...

  • Website of the day: Visual News

    Website of the day: Visual News

    By 19 July 2013

    There are literally millions of ways for you to entertain your eyeballs online, aren’t there? There are the big name institutions, full of countless uploads-per-minute stats and the toxic trolling of mindless idiots.  Then there are those that cater...

  • Website of the day: The Atlantic

    Website of the day: The Atlantic

    By 18 July 2013

    It’s rare that an organisation founded in the 1850s can still be seen as a pioneer, but in theatlantic.com it’s safe to say that it's still forging ahead with new editorial ideas, pushing boundaries and promoting new talent. This is the online version...

  • Website of the day: Muddy Paws

    Website of the day: Muddy Paws

    By 17 July 2013

    There’s a good reason that pet dogs are often called man’s best friend. They become a big part of many people’s families and looking after them can be an enjoyable part of daily life. And when the sun shines, there’s nothing nicer than a long...

  • Website of the day: Quick and Dirty Tricks

    Website of the day: Quick and Dirty Tricks

    By 16 July 2013

    Most of will know somebody who is good at something. It’s what happens in life. You go to school, college or work and you meet people that just sort of know stuff. It’s how we learn and it’s also how we get things done if we can’t do it ourselves...

  • Website of the day: Direct Tee Times

    Website of the day: Direct Tee Times

    By 15 July 2013

    Summer has finally arrived. Here in the UK, we’ve had more than 48 hours with sunshine covering at least a good portion of the country. I know; it’s incredible. So outdoor activities might be starting to register as something you may want to take...

  • Website of the day: Yoosli

    Website of the day: Yoosli

    By 12 July 2013

    Muesli? Yuk. Despite the best efforts of Alpen over the years, the idea of muesli for breakfast isn’t always an appealing one. The stuff you buy can be a gruelling mix of desiccated fruit and flakes of what once were healthy grains. And kids won’t...

  • Website of the day: Shoot the Face

    Website of the day: Shoot the Face

    By 11 July 2013

    The smartphone revolution has changed the way we look at the world forever. With everybody carrying a high-resolution camera in their pocket, images of the world around us are being captured on a scale that nobody could ever have imagined. The sharing...

  • Website of the day: Search the Money

    Website of the day: Search the Money

    By 10 July 2013

    There's a lot to be said for politicians. They're either tireless servants of the public interest, or money-grabbing corrupt narcissists who care little for the trust and responsibility they've been given. There's rarely any middle ground in most people's...

  • Website of the day: StickyGram

    Website of the day: StickyGram

    By 9 July 2013

    We’ve often spoken about how all these digital pictures we keep generating have been the undoing of the printed photograph, but things are not all lost. Retro has been the buzzword in tech circles for a while now, and people are harking back to days...

  • Website of the day: The Drop Date

    Website of the day: The Drop Date

    By 8 July 2013

    Once upon a time, and our younger readers are going to have to bear with us on this one, trainers were footwear you wore to do physical activity. Actual sport. I know, I know, it sounds crazy, but you’d go into a sport shop (they used to sell things...

  • Website of the day: what3words

    Website of the day: what3words

    By 5 July 2013

    Surely one of the most used, and most useful things about the rise of the smartphone and tablet in recent years is their ability to deliver digital mapping solutions. Satnavs are being replaced by devices that can do so much more, and almost everybody...

  • Website of the day: We Are Tea

    Website of the day: We Are Tea

    By 4 July 2013

    We've spoken about our love of coffee a couple of times in recent weeks. And quite right too. It is the lifeblood of this operation. (OK, one of them…) But there was a little voice that piped up the last time. It was only a whisper at first. But when...

  • Website of the day: Little Wardrobe

    Website of the day: Little Wardrobe

    By 3 July 2013

    We’ve been waiting for this one to come online for a while now, and its timing couldn’t be better. You see, children grow. Yeah, yeah, we know that’s biology and stuff, but they really grow. Keeping them fed, watered and clothed gets to be a full-time...

  • Website of the day: My 3D Twin

    Website of the day: My 3D Twin

    By 2 July 2013

    Ever wish you could be in two places at once? It would be awesome, wouldn't it? Although, logistically, it would present a few challenges. Two of everything. Two lots of car insurance, two dry cleaning bills, two mobile phone contracts. And who would...

  • Website of the day: WeAreData

    Website of the day: WeAreData

    By 1 July 2013

    Wow. Not a very original reaction to wearedata.watchdogs.com, but it’s honestly what we all said. This is real time data like we’ve never seen it before. The team behind it have mapped London, Paris and Berlin using all the publicly available data...

  • Website of the day: Monsters University - create your own

    Website of the day: Monsters University - create your own

    By 28 June 2013

    They’re back! Mike and Sully are heading to these shores again soon as Disney brings us the back story behind everybody’s favourite on-screen monsters. Monsters University goes back to the time before the gruesome twosome joined Monsters Inc. and...

  • Website of the day: Escape the City

    Website of the day: Escape the City

    By 27 June 2013

    There’s a bit of a theme developing this week with our online recommendations, as we take another look at how some people are challenging the way they do things and trying to make positive changes. In this instance, it’s escapethecity.org, a recruitment...

  • Website of the day: Gandys

    Website of the day: Gandys

    By 26 June 2013

    Following on quite nicely from yesterday's suggestion about buying things in a more ethically aware way, here’s an amazing story of how some good can come out of tragic events. The two brothers behind gandysflipflops.com lost their parents in the Boxing...


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