Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: The Lean In Collection

    Website of the day: The Lean In Collection

    By 18 February 2014

    What’s your view of the way women are portrayed in the media? When it comes to pictures in particular, you might have some strong views. Some people think there’s nothing wrong with a bit of T&A on the covers of the men’s “lifestyle” magazines....

  • Website of the day: Sesame Street Fighter

    Website of the day: Sesame Street Fighter

    By 17 February 2014

    If you’re an office worker, a student, or anybody else who spends way too much of their time chained to a keyboard, we have something that will make this Monday morning a little easier to deal with. At flavourmachine.com, you’ll find a brilliant little...

  • Website of the day: Match Machine

    Website of the day: Match Machine

    By 14 February 2014

    It’s Friday, so it’s time to have a little fun. But it’s also St Valentine’s Day, so it wouldn’t be right if that fun didn’t have something to do with affairs of the heart. So thank goodness for MTV Asia, which has put together a dating idea...

  • Website of the day: Hotels Combined

    Website of the day: Hotels Combined

    By 13 February 2014

    If you’re planning a romantic getaway with your special someone tomorrow, you’re leaving it a bit late. Or are you playing it cool, hoping for a last-minute bargain to come up? Risky, but it might just pay off, especially if you use hotelscombinedcom....

  • Website of the day: Which Device

    Website of the day: Which Device

    By 12 February 2014

    Getting credit is something that more people are now increasingly starting to think about. It’s not as easy as it used to be, and companies like Brighthouse are the ones many people have to turn to when other avenues haven’t worked out. Regardless...

  • Website of the day: Environment Agency

    Website of the day: Environment Agency

    By 11 February 2014

    Jokes about the British weather are our stock in trade. Yes, we're a nation obsessed with the weather, but those jokes aren't funny any more as we face yet more storms, more rain and, worst of all, more flooding. There are 14 severe flood warnings in...

  • Website of the day: Soundcheque

    Website of the day: Soundcheque

    By 10 February 2014

    This is one of the best ideas we’ve seen in quite a while and, although it’s a little niche, it’s something that really should be more widely known. At soundcheque.com they’re looking out for the people who make the music that we so often take...

  • Website of the day: Something Awful

    Website of the day: Something Awful

    By 7 February 2014

    It’s Friday, it’s February and we’ve all been stuck indoors for far too long. The weather that’s lashing these shores can just shoo now, because we’ve all had enough. Watching the rain fall and the floodwaters rise is making us all feel a bit...

  • Website of the day: Something for the Fans

    Website of the day: Something for the Fans

    By 6 February 2014

    Being a music fan is no easy ride these days. We’re bombarded with slick marketing and media campaigns for acts we don't care about and actually getting to see the bands we do like play live involves a second mortgage. So anything that could be a route...

  • Website of the day: DeMilked

    Website of the day: DeMilked

    By 5 February 2014

    Meet demilked.com, one of our favourite new sites for keeping up to speed with all things creative. They describe themselves as a “design milking machine”, which conjures up some weird mental images for us (hipster cows?), but once you’ve had a...

  • Website of the day: Valentine's Day by Swatch

    Website of the day: Valentine's Day by Swatch

    By 4 February 2014

    What are you doing for your true love on St Valentine’s Day this year? A romantic candlelit meal? A handsome bunch of flowers delivered to their place of work? A timeless, stylish keepsake? How about a ¢2,000 romantic break courtesy of Swatch?  At...

  • Website of the day: The Good Men Project

    Website of the day: The Good Men Project

    By 3 February 2014

    Men aren’t very good with compliments. Receiving them, that is. Debatable as to whether we’re any good at giving them either But, deep down, we all love them, although we tend to try to shrug them off in an “ah shucks” show of machismo and self-deprecating...

  • Website of the day: Avoid Online Scams

    Website of the day: Avoid Online Scams

    By 31 January 2014

    We’re of the opinion that there aren’t enough sites like avoidonlinescams.net. We wish we could say that the internet is only ever a wonderful place and living a happy, healthy online existence is really easy. But that’s simply not the case. The...

  • Website of the day: Go Euro

    Website of the day: Go Euro

    By 30 January 2014

    You know us by now. We like anything that makes life a little bit easier, especially when it comes to the good bits like going on holiday. Long-time readers might remember that many moons ago we featured seat61.com, a really handy site that helps you...

  • Website of the day: Pick A

    Website of the day: Pick A

    By 29 January 2014

    Hands up those of you who are thinking about their retirement. Hmm. Probably not too many of you, right? But perhaps you should be. We don’t want to come over all sensible and parental, but planning for your future has never been more important. The...

  • Website of the day: Downworthy

    Website of the day: Downworthy

    By 28 January 2014

    We’ve all done it. Sprinkled a few choice, fanciful words where a few slightly more mundane ones will do. And when I say “we”, I mean we journos. We’ve all beefed up a headline a bit to make sure the story gets a few more hits. It’s what a headline...

  • Website of the day: NewOnNetflixUK

    Website of the day: NewOnNetflixUK

    By 27 January 2014

    We saw something funny the other day: somebody had redone a load of corporate logos with more “honest” strap lines. Adobe Acrobat’s was “Would you like to update?” That made us chuckle. Google had “Just try using another search engine.”...

  • Website of the day: Slightly Viral

    Website of the day: Slightly Viral

    By 24 January 2014

    If an essential part of your typical Friday in the office is an expectation to receive a few frivolous links or fresh viral clips in your social media feeds or inbox, then we have just the ticket for you. Most of us have a few friends who manage to unearth...

  • Website of the day: Lovespace

    Website of the day: Lovespace

    By 23 January 2014

    In this busy, overcrowded world we live in, it’s never been more true to say that space is at a premium. Unless you’re lucky enough to live in your dream house in the country with all the room you could ever want, you’ll be familiar with the feeling...

  • Website of the day: Replace Your Plates

    Website of the day: Replace Your Plates

    By 22 January 2014

    There are moments in life when your blood runs cold. When the boss says something like , "So, whose idea was this…?" or when you present your debit card in front of a queue of impatient shoppers and it gets declined. Awful. But there’s one that can...

  • Website of the day: Pitch Up - Tour De France

    Website of the day: Pitch Up - Tour De France

    By 21 January 2014

    One of the biggest and most compelling sporting spectacles is set to hit these shores again this year, when the Tour De France holds its opening stages in Yorkshire, Cambridge and London. Three stages in all, and if 2007 - the first time Le Tour came...

  • Website of the day: Glazed and Confused

    Website of the day: Glazed and Confused

    By 20 January 2014

    January is really starting to drag now, isn’t it? What is this now, the fifth Monday of the month? The sixth? Feels like it, that’s for sure. It’s not helped by all these people detoxing everywhere. Take it easy, people. You’ve given up boozing...

  • Website of the day: Name My Daughter

    Website of the day: Name My Daughter

    By 17 January 2014

    We know it's Friday, and we hate to throw something your way that might add to your workload, but we have a challenge for you. Don't worry, it's not an onerous task. Far from it. This is perfect for a Friday, because it's creative, entertaining and really...

  • Website of the day: Jeu Hollande

    Website of the day: Jeu Hollande

    By 16 January 2014

    It’s been a bit of a mixed week for Francois Hollande, the French President. He’s been caught, in what’s becoming almost a tradition for French politicians, playing away from home. The First Lady ended up in rehab after it emerged that the President...

  • Website of the day: Hive

    Website of the day: Hive

    By 15 January 2014

    If you’re looking to save some money on your energy bills, it’s probably a bit too late to worry about switching now. Most of the providers have raised their prices and domestic bills are higher than ever. (Tragically this means that there are now...