Archive for Ian Hughes

  • 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...

  • Website of the day: Boobah

    Website of the day: Boobah

    By 18 July 2014

    It’s set to be a scorcher in the UK today. Hottest day of the year so far. "Bring it on," is what most people will be saying, and it’s safe to safe that office attendance might take a bit of a hit. How many people will be finding reasons to work at...

  • Website of the day: Sulia

    Website of the day: Sulia

    By 17 July 2014

    We’ve talked about the need for filtering in social media before, but sulia.com goes a step further. And we like it. With Twitter, once you’ve started following a few hundred people (easily done, isn’t it?) you’re likely to start needing to use...

  • Website of the day: Car Hire Excess

    Website of the day: Car Hire Excess

    By 16 July 2014

    It's entirely possible that you're looking forward to a holiday. A break from the routine. Two weeks in the sun, in a place where your worries drift away into a beautiful sunset. As long as you're prepared. You might have been hitting the gym to get...

  • Website of the day: Dronestagram

    Website of the day: Dronestagram

    By 15 July 2014

    It was once very rare to bear witness to the birth of a whole new medium. But the speed at which technology is moving means that, these days, new ways for people to display their creativity come along almost weekly. A good example is drones. Not that...

  • Website of the day: moreTvicar

    Website of the day: moreTvicar

    By 14 July 2014

    It’s all over for another fours years, but the World Cup didn’t half deliver on its promise of a carnival of football. But now that the hangovers are kicking in and the slow clear-up begins, spare a thought for those who will now face a unique challenge....

  • Website of the day: Deliciously Ella

    Website of the day: Deliciously Ella

    By 11 July 2014

    Food, glorious food. The internet is abundant with it. Recipes, suppliers, blogs, and let’s not forget the millions of people taking pictures of what they eat for social media. So, for a foodie site to stand out, it needs to be a little different, and...

  • Website of the day: Carwow

    Website of the day: Carwow

    By 10 July 2014

    There are many rites of passage in life. When it comes to getting about, there are some quite specific ones. There's riding your bike for the first time without stabilisers. Then, your first driving lesson, followed by passing your test. Your first car...

  • Website of the day: Day Out with the Kids

    Website of the day: Day Out with the Kids

    By 9 July 2014

    The summer rolls on, and it’s an eventful one so far. Epic sporting occasions like the World Cup and the Tour de France are providing a few thrills. The weather is just about holding up, so all those school fetes and sports days are going ahead without...

  • Website of the day: Pheed

    Website of the day: Pheed

    By 8 July 2014

    You could be forgiven for thinking that the last thing we need is another social network, but they’re popping up with some regularity. And though any newcomers are unlikely to challenge the dominance of the big players very soon, everybody started out...