Archive for Ian Hughes

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Indiegogo

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Indiegogo

    By 11 September 2012

    What is it about September that seems to instill a feeling of wanting to do something different? Summer’s over, it’s back to school, the nights are starting to draw in. Maybe you’re coming back from a holiday and you’re dreading going back to...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gifts of the Games

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gifts of the Games

    By 10 September 2012

    You’ll have to excuse us Brits if we’re looking a bit pleased with ourselves at the moment. We reckon we’ve put on a pretty good show over the past few weeks. It’s nice to have been the focus of some really positive goings on. But now, as we move...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Is Twitter Wrong?

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Is Twitter Wrong?

    By 7 September 2012

    You’d be forgiven for thinking that Twitter is taking over in this information age. Every TV show has a hashtag. Every news item has one too. Every actor, columnist, sports star, musician and celebrity freely offers up their Twitter handle and invites...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Photoshop Troll

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Photoshop Troll

    By 6 September 2012

    If yesterday's post left anybody thinking that the humble Photoshop operator gets a bum rap, then I think today’s might go some way to showing that at least they have a sense of humour. And revenge can be very, very sweet too. At photoshoptroll.com...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: PS Disasters

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: PS Disasters

    By 5 September 2012

    There is perhaps no finer feeling than catching somebody out when they’re trying to pull the wool over your eyes. The Germans call it Schadenfreude – taking pleasure in the misfortune of others, and psdisasters.com will appeal to anybody who’s ever...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dropr

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dropr

    By 4 September 2012

    We know we’ve said it before here, but this world we live in is more creative than ever. It’s not necessarily that there are more creative ideas out there, but the sheer volume of people actually creating work is unprecedented. So finding a way to...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Children’s Eyes On Earth

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Children’s Eyes On Earth

    By 3 September 2012

    Oh to be 16 again. With the benefit of hindsight, we could all make some radical changes to the way our lives have turned out. We’d all make more of those opportunities when they came up, wouldn’t we? We’d take every chance to do something different...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Time Bank

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Time Bank

    By 31 August 2012

    It’s not just a summer of sport we’re enjoying this year, it’s a summer of inspiration. (I say “summer” as the rains streaks past my window, yet again…). The Olympic and Paralympic Games have given people a much-needed dose of the feel-good...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Paralympics 2012

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Paralympics 2012

    By 30 August 2012

    Here we go again. We’ve had a couple of weeks to compose ourselves after the drama and emotion of the Olympics. And now it’s the turn of the Agitos to take the place of the rings over London for the Paralympic Games of 2012. For the first time, the...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: RebelMouse

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: RebelMouse

    By 29 August 2012

    We’ve talked about social aggregators before, and for good reason: they’re very useful. The great thing about social media is that it’s in the moment. It’s dynamic, fluid, constantly moving and updating. Keeping track can make you go dizzy. If...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Mac Upgrades

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Mac Upgrades

    By 28 August 2012

    So, as I sat down to start writing, something happened that filled me with a slight sense of dread. It was the same feeling you might get when eating a prawn sandwich, three days after its sell by date: “it should be OK, but…” My trusty old MacBook...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dog Shaming

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dog Shaming

    By 27 August 2012

    If you’re a cat person, you probably won’t get this – your pet of choice has no shame. It does whatever it wants, whenever it wants and there’s really nothing you can do about it. And positively the last thing on earth it cares about is your feelings....

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Fare Saver

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Fare Saver

    By 24 August 2012

    It's Okay people - it's Friday. We made it. And it's a long weekend for some of us, with the August Bank Holiday. But if the thought of going back to work is something that's made even worse by the idea of commuting, we sympathise. Cramming yourself into...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Retina Apps

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Retina Apps

    By 23 August 2012

    If you've been taken in by the swanky ads featuring the new MacBooks, it’s likely that the Retina display is looming large in your mind as one of the reasons to possibly part with your cash at the nearest Apple store. If you’ve already taken the plunge,...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Emphas.is

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Emphas.is

    By 22 August 2012

    It's probably safe to say that we live firmly in a visual world. We are bombarded with imagery from the moment we open our eyes in the morning until we finally let sleep catch up with us at the end of the day. Be it the latest must-see TV, a new piece...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Meowbify

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Meowbify

    By 21 August 2012

    Do you think that when they first plugged the internet in, they had any idea that, eventually, one animal would actually take it over? At first there was just the occasional picture. Then, as is the natural order of online things, came the animated GIF....

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: What Does the Internet Think?

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: What Does the Internet Think?

    By 20 August 2012

    For many people these days there are really only two ways to find out something. You ask a mate, who hopefully will point you in the right direction, or you ask the internet. Now. This second one can be a tricky affair and, let’s face it; the internet...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Join In

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Join In

    By 17 August 2012

    It’s official: us Brits have gone sports crazy this summer. We all know why – the “inspire a generation” bit seems to have really taken hold. Sales of bikes, running shoes and Lycra have shot up, and everywhere you look you see people giving it...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: 2012 Memorabilia

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: 2012 Memorabilia

    By 16 August 2012

    There is something of an afterglow hanging around in post-Olympic London. And it’s definitely golden in hue. The memories of a glorious games have not yet faded and there are still a few Games Makers dotted around helping out bewildered tourists and...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Glossi

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Glossi

    By 15 August 2012

    Have you ever felt your life was a bit like a film, with you as the central character? Maybe yours has always been a bit of a melodrama. Or perhaps one of those triumphant, uplifting sporting epics? Perhaps even a musical – most of us have imagined...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: littleBits

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: littleBits

    By 14 August 2012

    Ooh, we do like this. You’ll know we like things like Lego and Meccano, obviously, but take the simple idea of little blocks snapping together to make bigger, more complex things into the 21st Century and you have littlebits.cc. These are small electronic...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Mo Farah Foundation

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Mo Farah Foundation

    By 13 August 2012

    With the smell of spent fireworks still hanging in the air, and the sound of the mother of all British pop concerts (which unfortunately did include the Spice Girls – sorry about that) still ringing in our ears, we bid farewell to London 2012. It’s...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: UKA Academy

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: UKA Academy

    By 10 August 2012

    There is a word that is uttered in these Olympic times that has become almost synonymous with the bureaucratic build-up, the political posturing and point scoring and the perceived heavy-handed corporate mentality of the Games. That word is “legacy”....

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Pareidoloop

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Pareidoloop

    By 9 August 2012

    We’ve all heard about the infinite monkey theorem. You know the one: given enough time a monkey hitting random keys on a typewriter will eventually come up with the works of Shakespeare. Or is it an infinite number of monkeys hitting the same keyboard?...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Incredibox

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Incredibox

    By 8 August 2012

    It’s actually quite hard to describe just how much joy incredibox.com has brought to our world this week. While some people get to watch every living, breathing moment of the Olympics (had to squeeze a mention in somewhere, didn’t we?) some of us...