Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: 101 Things To Do When You Survive

    Website of the day: 101 Things To Do When You Survive

    By 26 December 2013

    Boxing Day. Traditionally a day of clearing up, reflection, recovery and generally sitting on backsides while the world turns around us. Not bad, really. Most of us are lucky we don’t have anything too taxing to deal with at this time of year. But there...

  • Website of the day: Liv

    Website of the day: Liv

    By 24 December 2013

    So, boys. Did you do it? That thing that all the sensible people tell you not to do? That thing that the feature pages and glossy magazines dedicate half a rainforest’s worth of column inches to advise you to do properly? You know, that thing? Did you...

  • Website of the day: Scribd

    Website of the day: Scribd

    By 23 December 2013

    We reckon that most people will agree that it’s probably too late for Christmas shopping now. Only your nearest and dearest are likely to actually get to see any gifts you might buy today, and then only if you take them with you when you go to get your...

  • Website of the day: Amusing Planet

    Website of the day: Amusing Planet

    By 19 December 2013

    As Louis Armstrong famously sang, what a wonderful world. This little rock, hurtling through space at 67,000 miles an hour, is an astonishing place. Full of life, natural wonder and LOLs (we’re going to gloss over the bad bits  - it is Christmas after...

  • Website of the day: Assured Sale

    Website of the day: Assured Sale

    By 18 December 2013

    They say that moving house is right up there with divorce and bereavement when it comes to stressful experiences that you have to go through. If you’ve ever bought or sold a property, you’ll probably agree. Dealing with solicitors, surveyors and,...

  • Website of the day: HP Live Photo

    Website of the day: HP Live Photo

    By 17 December 2013

    Augmented reality. Talk about buzzwords that haven’t really delivered on the promise. A far as the masses go, the best you’re likely to have seen is a few pop-up messages on a smart phone navigation app or an occasional video launched by scanning...

  • Website of the day: Phillips Golden Ears

    Website of the day: Phillips Golden Ears

    By 16 December 2013

    They say that seeing is believing, but in this post-Photoshop age, is that even true any more? But most of will still believe what we hear and, with the notable exception of the musically ubiquitous Auto-tune, why shouldn’t we? But some people take...

  • Website of the day: FACT Magazine

    Website of the day: FACT Magazine

    By 13 December 2013

    Do you have one of those friends who’s always into music that’s just ever so slightly cooler than the music you’re into? Yes? Annoying, isn’t it? There you are, waxing lyrical about the great new album from your favorite new band and off they...

  • Website of the day: Pinstriped

    Website of the day: Pinstriped

    By 12 December 2013

    If you’re trying to make your way in the corporate world, there are numerous pitfalls that you’re probably aware of. We’ve already mentioned the nonsensical jargon that business people use, and then there’s the office politics. One that not many...

  • Website of the day: The Kitchn

    Website of the day: The Kitchn

    By 11 December 2013

    They say that the heart of every home is the kitchen, and nowhere is that more true than in the United Staes of America. They love their food, and if you’ve ever visited, you’ll know that it's truly a land of culinary pleasures that has few equals....

  • Website of the day: Create Your Elf

    Website of the day: Create Your Elf

    By 10 December 2013

    This is the week when the festive shenanigans really start to ramp up a little bit. The office parties are all spilling out on to the streets and the towns and cities are aglow with fairy lights, laser shows and illuminated plastic Santas. The TV schedules...

  • Website of the day: Medium

    Website of the day: Medium

    By 9 December 2013

    There is a place somewhere, between Facebook and Twitter. Between the overlong, overfamiliar ramblings of those friends you wish you’d never reconnected with and the short-lived, truncated, half-formed arguments of the micro-blogging site that’s become...

  • Website of the day: Cocoa Runners

    Website of the day: Cocoa Runners

    By 6 December 2013

    There is no such thing as bad chocolate. But there are some better than others. And if you’re serious about your sweet stuff then you’re going to love cocoarunners.com. Here you can sign up to receive artisan chocolate delivered to your door every...

  • Website of the day: Bored Panda

    Website of the day: Bored Panda

    By 5 December 2013

    It’s the time when it’s almost expected that you might not be firing on all cylinders. The end of the year is nigh, and it’s been a long haul to get to December. We’re all a bit jaded, and summer feels like very long time ago. Oh, and it’s just...

  • Website of the day: 26

    Website of the day: 26

    By 4 December 2013

    What is the collective noun for a group of writers? A scribe? A repository? A rabble, even? If you google it, you’ll get all kinds of suggestions, but one collective that already has a name is 26.org.uk. Here you’ll find an ever-growing group of wordsmiths...

  • Website of the day: smart21

    Website of the day: smart21

    By 3 December 2013

    It’s time for you to kick back now, right? You’ve done all your Christmas shopping, right? You’re all sorted, what with Black Friday and Cyber Monday out of the way. Right? Of course. So why not do something for yourself now. This treasure hunt...

  • Website of the day: Scroll Down to Riker

    Website of the day: Scroll Down to Riker

    By 2 December 2013

    Cyber Monday. Just what we all need after Back Friday. It's all a bit much, isn’t it? Yet more pressure to hit the shops or fill your online baskets with more stuff that the retailers are flinging at everybody at ridiculous knockdown prices. Yes, there...

  • Website of the day: Hacker One

    Website of the day: Hacker One

    By 29 November 2013

    If there’s one word that’s sure to strike fear into the hearts of the chattering classes these days, it’s “hacker”. They are the zeitgeist criminals, who are all powerful, seemingly invincible and always that one step ahead - at least according...

  • Website of the day: Google BBS Terminal

    Website of the day: Google BBS Terminal

    By 28 November 2013

    This is one of our favourite finds of the year, and it’s quite rightly a Webby’s nominee. At masswerk.at/googleBBS you get to see just how Google would look if it had existed in the 1980s. For those of us who remember those days well, this is proving...

  • Website of the day: Bespoke Offers

    Website of the day: Bespoke Offers

    By 27 November 2013

    Credit cards are either the best way to get hold of the things you want, when you want, or a shortcut to financial ruin. It all depends on your experiences with them and how well you’ve got a grip on your personal finances. But one thing they certainly...

  • Website of the day: 100

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...