Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: 100
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    Website of the day: 100

    By 26 November 2013

    What could you achieve in 100 days? Have a think about it. Probably quite a bit, right? If you really put your mind to something, and practised every day for a 100 days, you’d probably get pretty good at it. And that’s exactly the idea behind giveit100.com....

  • Website of the day: Impossible
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    Website of the day: Impossible

    By 25 November 2013

    Is there room for another social network? It’s already a very crowded space, isn’t it? As a user, do you have just one that you spend all your time in, or do you flick from one to another to get the best of all worlds? That wouldn’t be all that...

  • Website of the day: Yimby
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    Website of the day: Yimby

    By 22 November 2013

    You would think that JustGiving had just about cornered the online fundraising market, wouldn’t you? Yes, there are others, but a bit like Google, its name has become almost synonymous with the idea of a charity webpage. But clearly it thought it was...

  • Website of the day: Coca-Cola Journey
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    Website of the day: Coca-Cola Journey

    By 21 November 2013

    It might seem strange for us to point you towards the home page of one of the world’s biggest and best-known brands. Because there’s something exceedingly average about your typical corporate website. They are normally full of lots of dull but worthy...

  • Website of the day: Tube Sign Maker
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    Website of the day: Tube Sign Maker

    By 19 November 2013

    Picking up a little bit on where we left off yesterday, here’s another by-product of a meme. The signs that stand in London Underground ticket halls have become the stuff of online legend. It started with people simply sharing what the staff had handwritten...

  • Website of the day: 1Face Watch
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    Website of the day: 1Face Watch

    By 19 November 2013

    There are few accessories that say more about you than your wristwatch. It’s a very personal thing and reflects everything about your taste, your style and even your bank balance. If you wear a Rolex, people will have an opinion. If you wear a Timex,...

  • Website of the day: Go To Quiz
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    Website of the day: Go To Quiz

    By 18 November 2013

    Right. Let’s just get this one out of the way, shall we? It’s just best for everybody if we deal with it and then move on. We’re talking about gotoquiz.com, the site that seems to have flooded people’s timelines in the past week or so as the social...

  • Website of the day: Twitter Bio Generator
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    Website of the day: Twitter Bio Generator

    By 15 November 2013

    If you've taken to Twitter, you’ll appreciate that it’s arguably the trickiest of the social networks to master. Saying what's on your mind in just 140 characters can take a bit of getting used to. It's quite restrictive sometimes. And one of the...

  • Website of the day: Freegle
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    Website of the day: Freegle

    By 14 November 2013

    The season for giving. It's a phrase that you’ll read and hear quite a bit over the next few weeks. We’ve even used it ourselves. It’s an easy, festive cliche to trot out when ever you’re talking about doing something nice for other people at...

  • Website of the day: Demilked
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    Website of the day: Demilked

    By 13 November 2013

    We came across demilked.com during the annual Hallowe'en craziness. They had a collection of weird and wonderful kids’ costumes that we got distracted by (the Edward Scissorhands and power loader from Aliens need to be seen to be believed). But then...

  • Website of the day: Fly2Help
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    Website of the day: Fly2Help

    By 12 November 2013

    The sky’s the limit, or so they say. What a load of nonsense. For a start we’ve breached the atmosphere and been in space for over 50 years, so the sky isn’t really a limit any more. In fact, it’s probably still more of an ambition these days....

  • Website of the day: Distractify
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    Website of the day: Distractify

    By 11 November 2013

    You know that thing, where you get a link that starts with “The 23 Most Incredible Pictures That…” or some such? Its quite a bit thing, and it’s possibly something that you’re becoming immune to. But it was one such link that brought distractify.com...

  • Website of the day: Wet London
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    Website of the day: Wet London

    By 8 November 2013

    This is exactly the kind of site we like to come across. It’s well designed, easy to use and brand new. And it’s doing something that makes people’s lives better, even if it is just in one city. But what a city. At wetlondon.co.uk, they take the...

  • Website of the day: Just Eat
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    Website of the day: Just Eat

    By 7 November 2013

    This is an oldie, but a goodie, and well worth a mention now that the nights are drawing in and the temptation to not leave the house too much becomes ever more difficult to resist. At just-eat.co.uk, you can pick from over 18,000 takeaway restaurants...

  • Website of the day: Kopi
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    Website of the day: Kopi

    By 6 November 2013

    The Pocket-lint love affair with the seeds of the Coffea Arabica plant is well documented. In other words, we love a good coffee. Buying coffee is not a simple business any more either. You walk into a coffee shop and have to figure out which of the myriad...

  • Website of the day: Rent the Runway
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    Website of the day: Rent the Runway

    By 5 November 2013

    With Hallowe'en out of the way, we’ve all got through the first round of party season, so now thoughts turn to the big one. Christmas. Regardless of what or when you celebrate, there’s no denying that everybody goes a bit mad at Christmas. The lunchtime...

  • Website of the day: Money Magpie
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    Website of the day: Money Magpie

    By 3 November 2013

    It makes the world go round. It is the root of all evil. It is, apparently, too tight to mention. Money. Regardless of how you think the world should run, we’re all wedded to it whether we like it or not, and these days it doesn't seem to go as far...

  • Website of the day: Teamer
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    Website of the day: Teamer

    By 1 November 2013

    Once upon a time, organising a game of football just meant rallying round a few of your mates, shoving a couple of rolled-up jumpers down on the village green and kicking the hell out of a battered old Adidas Tango. But as you get older, lives get busier...

  • Website of the day: Letter from Santa
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    Website of the day: Letter from Santa

    By 31 October 2013

    For many people, the next couple of weeks mean only one thing: half term. That means that the little ones are back in full force, without the daily exertions of the national curriculum to tire out their little brains. Some distractions are needed. We...

  • Website of the day: Cheeses Online
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    Website of the day: Cheeses Online

    By 30 October 2013

    Here's one to add to the old "planning for Christmas" list. Because nothing quite tops off a good Christmas dinner like a decent cheese board. Yes, you can go into your local supermarket and buy one of their mixed boxes. But that's no substitute for the...

  • Website of the day: Student Beans
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    Website of the day: Student Beans

    By 29 October 2013

    If you're a student, the reality of term time is probably starting to bite just a little, right about now. You should be all settled in, with Freshers' Weeks a distant and decidedly fuzzy memory. You should be well into your coursework and have a good...

  • Website of the day: Project Wild Thing
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    Website of the day: Project Wild Thing

    By 28 October 2013

    Apologies to the grown-ups, but here's another one for half term (parents need all the help they can get for the holidays, ya know...) At projectwildthing.com they're trying to wrench the next generation away from their smartphones, tablets and games...

  • Website of the day: How I Live My Life
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    Website of the day: How I Live My Life

    By 25 October 2013

    We briefly mentioned the soaring costs of domestic energy yesterday, and it seems that it really is, if you'll pardon the pun, a burning issue for many households. Gas and electricity costs are absolutely soaring, with huge increases being announced almost...

  • Website of the day: InterNations
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    Website of the day: InterNations

    By 24 October 2013

    A quick skim through the national newspapers here in the UK is probably enough to make anybody think about leaving the country sometimes. There has to be more to life than rising energy prices, convoluted tax laws, dodgy politicians and mediocre weather,...

  • Website of the day: Tweet Your Avi
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    Website of the day: Tweet Your Avi

    By 23 October 2013

    They are how potentially millions of people see us every day. They are a snapshot of us that we are happy to share. A window into our souls, even. They are what, in some people's eyes anyway, define us. They are our avatars or online profile pictures....