Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Knit Quit Kits

    Website of the day: Knit Quit Kits

    By 8 May 2014

    There are, of course, all kinds of bad habits that you can pick up as you go through life, but smoking is a killer. Literally. And it's a tough one to beat for many people. You can try patches, although we've known people who become addicted to those...

  • Website of the day: Art Detective

    Website of the day: Art Detective

    By 7 May 2014

    If you’re one of those people who says “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like,” this site might not be for you, unless you just like looking at nice pictures. It’s a bit niche, we’ll admit, but the people behind Art Detective need...

  • Website of the day: A Parliament of Owls

    Website of the day: A Parliament of Owls

    By 6 May 2014

    As collective nouns go, "a parliament of owls" is just about perfect. It brings to mind the stateliness of the birds themselves, the perceived wisdom, the poise. OK, so we’re talking about the idea of a parliament, not necessarily our parliament (wisdom...

  • Website of the day: Lens Culture

    Website of the day: Lens Culture

    By 5 May 2014

    The world around us has never been more exposed. Literally. Countless people carry a camera with them every day, be it a smartphone, a digital compact or a DSLR, and that means more moments are captured for posterity than can ever be counted. And with...

  • Website of the day: TL;DR Wikipedia

    Website of the day: TL;DR Wikipedia

    By 2 May 2014

    What do you consider to be the internet’s party trick? Its real speciality? The dissemination of information regardless of geographic borders and ideological boundaries perhaps? A revolution in commerce maybe? Or is it just pictures of people with their...

  • Website of the day: My Permissions

    Website of the day: My Permissions

    By 1 May 2014

    Your privacy is something that should be taken seriously when online. But we all know this, don’t we? We all read the terms and conditions of all the sites we sign up to and we always read the small print when these self same sites change them later...

  • Website of the day: Dangerous Minds

    Website of the day: Dangerous Minds

    By 30 April 2014

    Are you getting a bit tired? A bit tired of being told what to buy? Being told what to watch? Being told who to vote for? What to eat? What to drink? What to listen to? What’s cool? What’s new? What’s fashionable? What’s fresh? Are you getting...

  • Website of the day: Saving Eliza

    Website of the day: Saving Eliza

    By 29 April 2014

    The past few days have been nothing short of extraordinary when it comes to online fundraising. The JustGiving page of Stephen Sutton has passed the £3million mark as more and more people donate to show their support for one very brave young man and...

  • Website of the day: Little Bird

    Website of the day: Little Bird

    By 28 April 2014

    Parents the world over are breathing sigh of relief today as their little darlings head back to school after the extended Easter break. The sheer intensity of having little people around 24/7 is enough to drive anybody to drink and so anything that offers...

  • Website of the day: British Pathé on YouTube

    Website of the day: British Pathé on YouTube

    By 25 April 2014

    It’s rare that we’d look to something like YouTube to fill this slot, but in the week that the daddy of video sharing websites celebrated its ninth birthday, we think we’ve got an excuse. Because something extraordinary has happened. British Pathé,...

  • Website of the day: Managerial Merry-Go-Round

    Website of the day: Managerial Merry-Go-Round

    By 24 April 2014

    Before we get going, we should caveat this one with “correct at time of going to press”. Or something. Because we’re certainly not going to come back an update things every time a football manager changes jobs. Not after this week, anyway…
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  • Website of the day: Circles of Life - The 143 Best Songs In The World

    Website of the day: Circles of Life - The 143 Best Songs In The World

    By 23 April 2014

    We may have just discovered our new favourite blog. It’s certainly gone into our top ten, which is quite apt, when you see the subject matter. Andrew Collins is a music journalist who, like many people, one day decided to put together his top 50 playlist....

  • Website of the day: Distractify

    Website of the day: Distractify

    By 22 April 2014

    The Easter break is one of our favourites. It comes at just the right time of year to feel like a proper holiday, and the two four-day weeks make it feel like you’re almost a part-timer. Almost. And, if you’re really lucky, your place of work will...

  • Website of the day: Highsnobiety

    Website of the day: Highsnobiety

    By 21 April 2014

    On those occasional lists of “cool” cities, you tend to get the usual suspects. New York, London, Paris, Tokyo. It’s only people who’ve been there will want to add Berlin into their top three. But it’s true. Berlin is one of the most culturally...

  • Website of the day: Selfeed

    Website of the day: Selfeed

    By 17 April 2014

    It’s the word that just won’t go away, especially now that it’s been recognised by the Oxford English Dictionary, and was voted word of the year last year: Selfie - NOUN (plural selfies) informal A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically...

  • Website of the day: Give Me Sport

    Website of the day: Give Me Sport

    By 16 April 2014

    If you’re a football fan (that’s soccer for our American readers) it’s getting to the business end of the season now, isn’t it? League places are being decided, with the accompanying joy of promotion or despair of relegation that goes with it....

  • Website of the day: Send My Bag

    Website of the day: Send My Bag

    By 15 April 2014

    Traveling is so exciting, isn’t it? The anticipation of experiencing new foods, new cultures, new ideas. The adventure of the journey itself - soaring thousands of feet above the surface of our planet. The unadulterated thrill of wondering whether your...

  • Website of the day: Cracked

    Website of the day: Cracked

    By 14 April 2014

    We really like cracked.com. Yes, at first glance, it looks like just another one of those "5/10/25 things that will make you laugh/freak you out/leave the country" type sites. And, to an extent, it is. But dig into any of the posts and you'll see some...

  • Website of the day: The Key of Awesome

    Website of the day: The Key of Awesome

    By 11 April 2014

    It's Friday. The sun is shining (mostly) and so we're giving you something to make the day fly by, so that you can get on with your weekend. Pop music parodies are ten a penny on the various video sharing sites, but few go to the lengths of the ones you'll...

  • Website of the day: B0ringtweets

    Website of the day: B0ringtweets

    By 10 April 2014

    Twitter is a fascinating place to spend any length of time. It's full of pithy writing, polarised opinions and a fair few brilliant parody accounts. Rarely a day goes by when something really interesting doesn’t happen. But all that interestingness...

  • Website of the day: Bon Appétit

    Website of the day: Bon Appétit

    By 9 April 2014

    It’s a bit of a long story, but we wanted recipes for some non-alcoholic cocktails. So-called “mocktails". It says a lot about us when none of us had any to hand, but we knew where we could find some. It’s one of the best things about the internet...

  • Website of the day: Are You Your Selfie?

    Website of the day: Are You Your Selfie?

    By 8 April 2014

    Here’s a social experiment that gets to the very heart of what the internet, and social media in particular, is increasingly being accused of - “it’s all about me, me, me…” The buzzword of recent times has been “selfie” with all walks of...

  • Website of the day: Atterley Road

    Website of the day: Atterley Road

    By 7 April 2014

    Looking good is something that takes a little time and effort. It also, unfortunately, can cost a bit too, particularly if you want to stay up to date with the latest trends and have a taste for designer labels. Thankfully, online shopping has done much...

  • Website of the day: Walthamstow Tourist Board (Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses)

    Website of the day: Walthamstow Tourist Board (Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses)

    By 4 April 2014

    Walthamstow. One of the jewels of London. No, really. At least it certainly is if you believe walthamstowtourism.co.uk, because this is the unofficial tourist site for this gloriously shabby London borough. Why on earth would we be telling you about...

  • Website of the day: Student Money Saver

    Website of the day: Student Money Saver

    By 3 April 2014

    Regular readers will know we love anything that saves a few quid, and we've featured sites that are aimed at students before. But this is our new favourite. Rather than presenting offers and discounts from a bunch of "selected partners" studentmoneysaver.co.uk behaves...