Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Deleted Images

    Website of the day: Deleted Images

    By 21 October 2013

    Oh, how we do like this one. Deletedimages.com is where all those unwanted, unloved, under-appreciated pictures get a whole new lease of life. We all do it. We take a load of pictures and have a quick flick through. Any that don’t immediately measure...

  • Website of the day: Colossal

    Website of the day: Colossal

    By 18 October 2013

    It’s Friday, and we always try to give you something a little different, be it amusing, quirky, or just nice to look at. Let’s face it: nobody wants anything too taxing as the week draws to a close, do they? So here’s thisiscolossal.com, a gorgeous...

  • Website of the day: Yipiii

    Website of the day: Yipiii

    By 17 October 2013

    Everybody loves a winner, right? (Okay, apart from Charlie Sheen...) Everybody likes that feeling of getting something for minimal effort or cost, but how often does that happen? At yipiii.co.uk, it could be a lot more often. This is a unique twist on...

  • Website of the day: Twitter Counter

    Website of the day: Twitter Counter

    By 16 October 2013

    There are many milestones in the life of a Twitter user. There is your very first tweet. This might have be something instant, off the cuff and, in the end, a little disappointing. Or it could be something you agonised over and redrafted a few times before...

  • Website of the day: The Cardboard Man

    Website of the day: The Cardboard Man

    By 15 October 2013

    When it comes to thinking outside the box, you really have to hand it to thecardboardman.co.uk. This is one of those ideas that has you kicking yourself that you didn't think of it: cardboard furniture. That might sound daft, but hear us out. It was the...

  • Website of the day: Ikea or Death

    Website of the day: Ikea or Death

    By 14 October 2013

    It’s probably been a good few days for Ikea. Its name has been bouncing around in social media circles, and they haven’t really had to do anything to get a load of free exposure. First there was the spoof ad for the ‘Penis Beaker’, inspired by...

  • Website of the day: Virgin Media Shorts

    Website of the day: Virgin Media Shorts

    By 11 October 2013

    Short films were once only of any real interest to serious film students. But the internet changed all that. In this post-YouTube world, capturing life on camera and turning it into compelling stories is something that millions of people do every day....

  • Website of the day: Unii

    Website of the day: Unii

    By 10 October 2013

    For many people, their student days are some of the best days of their lives. They’re young, carefree and often away from home for the first time. It’s that first taste of freedom, that first sense of being your own person, that first access to a...

  • Website of the day: Bacon Today

    Website of the day: Bacon Today

    By 9 October 2013

    Mmmm, bacon. No not him. Not the one on the telly selling 4G at the moment. We mean actual bacon. It’s been the undoing of many a vegetarian, apparently. That smell is one of the greatest restorative experiences in existence. Just a whiff of the stuff...

  • Website of the day: Bleep Bleeps

    Website of the day: Bleep Bleeps

    By 8 October 2013

    Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Fact. You will be bombarded with well-meaning advice, regardless of whether or not you asked for it, and expected to follow every single word and report back. You will see more “targeted” advertising...

  • Website of the day: Congress Still Gets Paid

    Website of the day: Congress Still Gets Paid

    By 7 October 2013

    Wow. Politicians, eh? What are they like? We’ve had sex scandals, tax scandals, expenses scandals. You name it, a politician has done it. And usually got away with it. But what’s happening in the United States at the moment is almost impossible to...

  • Website of the day: Live London Bus Map

    Website of the day: Live London Bus Map

    By 4 October 2013

    It seems like only yesterday when standing outside in the fresh air was actually a nice thing to do. It was a pleasant way to spend some time. But now the weather is turning, and to be caught out by the elements really isn't that much fun any more. Never...

  • Website of the day: How Much Are You Hated By The Daily Mail?

    Website of the day: How Much Are You Hated By The Daily Mail?

    By 3 October 2013

    It's not really been what anybody in their right mind would call a good week for the Daily Mail. It ran a story at the weekend that said some pretty inflammatory things about the father of Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband. When he took umbrage (quite...

  • Website of the day: Postgraduate Search

    Website of the day: Postgraduate Search

    By 2 October 2013

    When you're young, there can be a lot of emphasis put on getting a degree. Whether it's your parents or your teachers, there's likely to be a lot of support, opinion and advice thrown your way, whether you want it or not! This is understandable. It's...

  • Website of the day: HireJungle

    Website of the day: HireJungle

    By 1 October 2013

    There is a lot being said in the media about the housing market at the moment. Various schemes are being announced to help people get on the property ladder, and the debate rages as to whether this is a good or a bad thing. All we know is that buying...

  • Website of the day: The Literary Gift Company

    Website of the day: The Literary Gift Company

    By 30 September 2013

    It’s usually good news when you ask somebody what they want for their birthday and they answer: “Just buy me a book.” It opens up an almost limitless set of options for what you can buy them, and if they’re an avid reader, it probably won’t...

  • Website of the day: Fresh On The Net

    Website of the day: Fresh On The Net

    By 27 September 2013

    Tom Robinson is name you will know if you’re a fan of new music. He’s been championing the cause of undiscovered musicians for more than 25 years, on his various radio shows for the BBC, and is a recording artist of some renown in his own right....

  • Website of the day: Lost My Name

    Website of the day: Lost My Name

    By 26 September 2013

    The school year is in full swing by now, and for parents of younger children, it’s probably been a bit of shock to everybody’s system. Their angelic little offspring will be coming home exhausted, full of new and bewildering bad habits and brimming...

  • Website of the day: 10 Minutes With

    Website of the day: 10 Minutes With

    By 25 September 2013

    Careers advice. For those of us of a certain age, that meant an occasional meeting with a clearly bored civil servant who took one look at what had been scrawled across our school file when we were six years old and then offered a few words of advice...

  • Website of the day: Love Food Give Food

    Website of the day: Love Food Give Food

    By 24 September 2013

    There are few easier ways to support a good cause than by doing it while you’re doing something you’d ordinarily be doing anyway. Like eating. It’s something many of us are fortunate enough to take for granted, but for many millions of people across...

  • Website of the day: Blrrr

    Website of the day: Blrrr

    By 23 September 2013

    If you’ve taken the plunge and updated to iOS7, or even better, got your hands on a shiny new iPhone 5 over the weekend, you‘ve hopefully had a bit of time to play with all the new features and get used to how it looks. It’s different, isn’t it?...

  • Website of the day: Thunderclap

    Website of the day: Thunderclap

    By 20 September 2013

    It’s good to do good things. Just this week it was reported that the 2013 London Marathon raised more than £53million, making it the single biggest fundraising one-day event, not just in Britain, but on the planet. That’s pretty good going isn’t...

  • Website of the day: Loveflutter

    Website of the day: Loveflutter

    By 19 September 2013

    There’s something refreshingly honest about loveflutter.com. It’s a new online dating site that’s grabbing a fair few column inches with its unique selling point: it only wants interesting people. And not just ordinary interesting, like “I read...

  • Website of the day: Move Your Money

    Website of the day: Move Your Money

    By 18 September 2013

    It’s quite easy to bash the banks. Let’s face it, everything that’s wrong in the world is the fault of the banks, isn’t it? They’re faceless, greedy, corrupt, heartless monsters who think nothing of crushing the dreams of millions under their...

  • Website of the day: Supajam

    Website of the day: Supajam

    By 17 September 2013

    Music sites are ten a penny. And they’re a bit like music festivals really. There are the big, glossy, corporate ones, full of sponsored coverage, D-list "celebs" and franchised merchandise. Then there are the slightly more down-to-earth, unspoilt ones....