Archive for Ian Hughes

Website of the day: Sulia

Website of the day: Sulia

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

Website of the day: Milkster

Website of the day: Milkster

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Regular readers will know that we really like beautiful things. Be it a shiny new gadget, an innovative web design or just the stuff that makes our lives that little bit better - if it looks nice, we’re halfway towards loving it. Regular readers will... >>

Website of the day: The Daily Meal

Website of the day: The Daily Meal

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Probably the first thing you notice if you ever travel to the United States of America, is the size. It’s big. And we mean really big. We Europeans struggle with the enormity of it all when we realise that you can drive for an entire day and only barely... >>

Website of the day: Studently

Website of the day: Studently

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The subject of young people using social networks is never too far from the public consciousness. If you’re a parent, it’s somewhat terrifying to think what can go on if you’re not paying close attention to what your kids get up to. Tales of peer... >>

Website of the day: HouseTrip

Website of the day: HouseTrip

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Anybody who travels a lot of work will tell you: staying in hotels ain’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Yes, there are some fabulous places to stay: boutiques hotels, classy five-start joints and the like, but more often than not, you’re left... >>

Website of the day: Traidcraft

Website of the day: Traidcraft

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There’s quite a bit of discussion in the media about the provenance of some of the consumer goods that we buy every day. This happens periodically; the last time it really reared its head was when the factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing hundred... >>

Website of the day: Handybook

Website of the day: Handybook

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It’s been a very busy weekend. What with the World Cup reaching the knockout stages, Wimbledon’s first weekend, a spectacular Glastonbury festival, and loads of other summer bits and bobs going on, it’s understandable that people might have been... >>

Website of the day: Borrow My Doggy

Website of the day: Borrow My Doggy

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Man’s best friend. And if you can forgive the gender bias in that old adage, we reckon every home should have one. That’s right we love dogs. Big dogs, little dogs, fat dogs, thin dogs. Doesn’t matter. We love ‘em. But owning a pooch does come... >>

Website of the day: CV Library

Website of the day: CV Library

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Yesterday we looked at a way to carry on learning without disrupting your busy life too much and without needing to take out a second mortgage. So, soon, you’ll be all skilled up and might be wanting a better job. You can go out looking and sending... >>

Website of the day: Skillshare

Website of the day: Skillshare

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There’s that old saying about it’s not what you know, but who you know. We’d agree with that, up to a point. But learning is an essential part of growth, no matter how old you are. And we reckon the ‘what you know’ bit can be massively enhanced... >>

Website of the day: Buy Our Honeymoon

Website of the day: Buy Our Honeymoon

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Getting married is no small undertaking. We’re not talking about the life-long (hopefully) commitment, we're talking about the actual wedding. It’s a logistical and financial minefield. Mention the word "wedding" to suppliers like florists and photographers,... >>

Website of the day: KidRated

Website of the day: KidRated

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If you really want to know what something is like, you’re best off asking a child. They will not pander to your ego. They will not be mindful of your sensibilities. They will not care that you’ve spent all your time and energy building something,... >>

Website of the day: The Letteroom

Website of the day: The Letteroom

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Beyonce sang ”if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.” Yeah, whatever, Mrs Carter. 
 Over here, if we like it we tend to put our name on it. That’s right. Us Brits still go a bit potty for personalisation. But it’s not as naff... >>

Website of the day: 7digital

Website of the day: 7digital

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You’re a music fan, right? Thought so. You probably buy a bit of music. Nothing crazy, just the occasional album, the odd track, or maybe even, just every now and again, an entire back catalogue. But, you’re not fan of the big boys. You prefer a more... >>

Website of the day: The Universal Typeface

Website of the day: The Universal Typeface

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Most of us learn to write at a very young age. You pick up a pen and start scrawling until, eventually, your own distinctive style emerges. But as you get older, unless you’re very disciplined, you tend to use your handwriting less and less. That’s... >>

Website of the day: Find Me Health

Website of the day: Find Me Health

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You’ll be hard-pushed to find anybody who doesn’t think that the NHS is one of the finest things ever created. Free healthcare for anybody who needs it. Just think about that. It’s still an astonishing thing to exist in this day and age and is rightly... >>

Website of the day: Clickhole

Website of the day: Clickhole

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OK. Hands up. We’re as guilty as the next site of spending too much time following so-called click bait. The hundreds of sites out there peddling the lists, quizzes, and spurious picture stories is a modern phenomenon that is threatening to take over... >>

Website of the day: RSPB Big Sleepout

Website of the day: RSPB Big Sleepout

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Ah, sleeping under the stars. At this time of year, there’s nothing quite like it. And with the World Cup taking place in the middle of the night, there might be a fair few people who end up doing it when they get stuck without public transport. Or,... >>