Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Houzz

    Website of the day: Houzz

    By 13 January 2014

    Putting a roof over your own head is probably one of the most satisfying feelings you can have in life. It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving into your first student digs, your first rented flat or even the first property you buy, the pride you...

  • Website of the day: Cards Made Easy

    Website of the day: Cards Made Easy

    By 10 January 2014

    We’ve made it, people. The end of the first week back for many and it’s been a long one, hasn’t it? And how did you fair on “Massive Monday”? Apparently, the first day of this week is the day when more applications for divorce and new jobs go...

  • Website of the day: Hue Animation

    Website of the day: Hue Animation

    By 9 January 2014

    Everybody loves cartoons. Whether it’s classics like Tom & Jerry and Popeye or the state-of-the-art CGI epics like Toy Story, Tangled or Frozen, everybody loves them. Animation is a medium that captures the imagination like no other, and now with hueanimation.com,...

  • Website of the day: Free Stuff Finder

    Website of the day: Free Stuff Finder

    By 8 January 2014

    Over the years we’ve dedicated quite a few of these here column inches to sites that will save you money. We’ve featured cashback sites aplenty and we’re always on the lookout for sites with great discounts and unbeatable offers. But you can’t...

  • Website of the day: Bank Fashion

    Website of the day: Bank Fashion

    By 7 January 2014

    It’s Men’s Fashion Week in London. Cue lots of news reports featuring baggy silk pantaloons, off-the-shoulder Lycra leotards and see-through shirts with frilly cuffs. Just your average bloke’s wardrobe, really. But this is a good week to be thinking...

  • Website of the day: Watch Mojo

    Website of the day: Watch Mojo

    By 6 January 2014

    Online video was once a niche. Then it became a thriving world. These days, it’s a universe that’s expanding faster than even a supercomputer can calculate as millions of people upload their own content and share other people’s on a second-by-second...

  • Website of the day: Zombie Evacuation

    Website of the day: Zombie Evacuation

    By 3 January 2014

    Another day into the new year and we’ve got another idea for a slightly different way to keep fit. And this one really appeals to us. Research suggests that one way to push the body to its limits is to scare the living daylights out of it. Fear makes...

  • Website of the day: Top CashBack

    Website of the day: Top CashBack

    By 2 January 2014

    For many people, today’s the day that reality really bites. You might not be back in the office or classroom yet, but the hangover is probably clearing, the cards are starting to fall off the mantelpiece with annoying regularity and the tree is looking...

  • Website of the day: Boldkit

    Website of the day: Boldkit

    By 1 January 2014

    If you’ve signed up to make yourself a better, fitter person in 2014, we’re inclined to point you towards a beta site that might just be the next big thing when it comes to action sports. If keeping in shape involves the kinds of activities you’re...

  • Website of the day: Glazed and Confused

    Website of the day: Glazed and Confused

    By 1 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: Balance Box

    Website of the day: Balance Box

    By 31 December 2013

    Right. This is it. The last day of the year. You have 24 hours to go overboard on all those things you’re giving up tomorrow. It doesn’t matter whether it’s biscuits, chocolate, booze, smokes, whatever, it’s going to be tough going.  A popular...

  • Website of the day: Lulu

    Website of the day: Lulu

    By 30 December 2013

    Have you done your list yet? You know, that list. Your New Year’s resolutions. Get fit, stop drinking, quit smoking, get a new job, buy a waterfront penthouse apartment, whatever. We’ve asked around and, as it’s mainly journos we’ve asked, we’ve...

  • Website of the day: Slightly Warped

    Website of the day: Slightly Warped

    By 27 December 2013

    This is that weird time now, isn’t it? Somewhere between Christmas and New Year;s Day things get a bit strange. People queuing at 4am to get into a bog-standard clothes shop. Really? Hundreds of people getting dressed up and riding horses across the...

  • 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...