Archive for Ian Hughes

  • 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...

  • Website of the day: 1Face Watch

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...