Archive for Ian Hughes

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Yoox

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Yoox

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It’s definitely that time of year when you begin to dig out the winter wardrobe. Slowly but surely, you start to scrabble around for the hats, coats and scarves as the nights draw in and the temperatures drop. It can be depressing. But it’s also a... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gov.UK

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gov.UK

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Picture the scene: You’ve spent two years and more than a million quid of taxpayers’ money on developing a new website. It’s been an epic, emotional undertaking and you’re quite rightly proud of what you’ve done. Then you come to show it off... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Yes That Can Be

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Yes That Can Be

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There are times in life when you want to say something but you just can’t find the words. “Is it Okay if my parents come for the weekend?” “Shall we go to Ikea on Sunday?” “Does my bum look big in this?” Tricky situations those. We wish... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Snap Fashion

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Snap Fashion

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Oh, how we love this site. At snapfashion.co.uk you’re seeing the next generation of online shopping as two of the staples of the search engine phenomenon come crashing together in a riot of colour, usability and style. We’re talking about a brilliant... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: QI

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: QI

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There are a few things that we aim to do within this daily column: We aim to highlight the latest, greatest web innovations. We aim to educate and inform. We sometimes aim to amuse. But, most importantly, we aim to arm you, dear reader, with the kind... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: iRuler

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: iRuler

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When we first saw iruler.net, we all laughed. We laughed quite a lot. But then somebody pointed out something that turned a laughing stock into a functional site that’s well worth a bit of space on anybody’s bookmarks bar or favourites list. All somebody... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: HeTexted

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: HeTexted

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We're not sure that you'd actually need much more evidence to prove that men and women are very different, but this site probably goes some way to underline the fact. Here, you’ll see women posting message exchanges they’re having with boyfriends... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Mr Porter

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Mr Porter

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Once upon a time it was perfectly acceptable for your average bloke to jump out of bed of a morning, pull on some jeans, grab a relatively clean shirt and get on with his day without fear of scrutiny or ridicule. But the metrosexual age has changed all... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Abbey Road Crossing

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Abbey Road Crossing

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With all the current kerfuffle about the 50th anniversary of The Beatles, we reckon this one is now well worth a visit. At abbeyroad.com/crossing you can watch the HD stream of the zebra crossing in North London made famous by the Fab Four on the album... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Driving

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Driving

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This, apparently, is the one that the likes of Auto Trader and Exchange and Mart are supposed to be worried about. At driving.co.uk we see the new site from the people behind The Sunday Times motoring section and it sets it stall firmly at the premium... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Find Any Film

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Find Any Film

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If you’re a fan of the functional website name (and we are, for sure) this one will appeal. At findanyfilm.com you can, um, find any film (see what they did there…?) If you’re a movie buff looking for something to watch this weekend, you won’t... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Jug It

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Jug It

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Mmmm. milk. It’s so versatile and refreshing. You can drink it, cook with it, turn it into ice cream. It’s awesome stuff. Shame it comes in those nasty plastic bottles though, eh? They’re about the worst thing we can do to the environment and we... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Write Good Read

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Write Good Read

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Trust us on this – there’s nothing scarier than pouring out your heart and soul and creating what you think is the most glorious prose, only to have it torn to shreds by your audience. As a writer, actually surrendering your work to the scrutiny of... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Funny How Flowers Do That

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Funny How Flowers Do That

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Something happened the other day that hasn't happened in ages. And it's something that's happened to me on only a very few occasions. It's something that, secretly, I really, really love. Even as a happily married man. Somebody bought me some flowers.... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Look for Longer

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Look for Longer

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Before we start, we’re not obsessed with the London Underground, OK? It just so happens that two sites about it have come up in the same week. But if 150 Great Things was all about the Tube’s history, lookforlonger.com is more about its geography... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: ByPost

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: ByPost

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There’s a moment in Top Boy (if you haven’t seen it, we recommend that you catch in on 4OD at the earliest opportunity) when one of the central characters is told to “write a letter – that way the words are kept”. It’s a lovely sentiment,... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: That’s Like Whoa

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: That’s Like Whoa

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It's Friday and that means perhaps it's time to down tools, kick back and take a wander through the more creative quarters of the internet. If the traditional Friday grind in the office is what you’re facing, then thatslikewhoa.com might be a good distraction... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: StumbleUpon

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: StumbleUpon

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It's not often that we revisit a website but we reckon that stumbleupon.com is well worth the trip down memory lane as it's been completely redesigned and its new beta version is really something a bit special. (And it was six years ago when we first... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Zen Pencils

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Zen Pencils

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Today’s recommendation is definitely a contender for website of the year, let alone the day, and it comes courtesy of the good people @TheWriter. At zenpencils.com you’ll find inspirational quotes from some of the greatest minds in history. So far,... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Make Decent Coffee

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Make Decent Coffee

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Napoleon famously said that an army marches on its stomach. It’s not that different here, but this editorial team marches on caffeine. (And we also try not to invade other countries either...) But we don’t get much done around here without a steaming... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Flubit

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Flubit

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It’s good to want things. Let’s face it: wanting things is practically the basis of our society these days, isn’t it? We all want more things. But that doesn’t mean we all want to pay through the nose for these things, and that’s why flubit.com... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Remember the Milk

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Remember the Milk

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To round off the week looking at digital ways to get organised, we return to an old App of the Day and firm favourite of quite a few people here: rememberthemilk.com. What we like most about this is the way it slots into your existing digital life with... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Workflowy

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Workflowy

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From yesterday’s sophisticated and technical solution to a slightly more elegant, flow-based answer to your organisational needs in the shape of workflowy.com. For some people, all they need to do is write a list to keep on top of things. But there... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Trello

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Trello

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Continuing our trawl of organisational tools, here’s one for people who’ve perhaps moved beyond stickies, task managers and to-do lists into the realms of project management proper. That means people who are looking for some slightly more sophisticated... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Listhings

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Listhings

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From the all-singing, all-dancing, all-syncing powerhouse of Evernote yesterday, let’s move on to something a little simpler. Because simple works, right? In the case of listhings.com it definitely does. It’s the easiest way we’ve found to make... >>