WebsiteOfTheDay archive

  • Website of the day: What Uni?
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    Website of the day: What Uni?

    By 4 June 2013

    Easily one of the biggest decisions any young person can make is which university to go to. It’s not like it used to be, when a degree was pretty much paid for by the state and all you had to do was show up to the occasional lecture. These days, a three-year...

  • Website of the day: Make Things Do Stuff
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    Website of the day: Make Things Do Stuff

    By 3 June 2013

    There’s an awful lot being said at the moment about how evil the internet is and how perverts and pornographers are running roughshod over both common decency and the law alike. No change there then. The net has always been a dark place, and the sad...

  • Website of the day: Cannes Chivas Panorama
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    Website of the day: Cannes Chivas Panorama

    By 31 May 2013

    The next time anyone says to you that you're not seeing "the big picture" you can simply send them this link: cannes.chivas.com. This incredible image of Cannes on the French Riviera, brought to us by the nice people at Chivas Regal whisky, shows the...

  • Website of the day: Tweetails
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    Website of the day: Tweetails

    By 29 May 2013

    There's nothing more life-affirming than being told you're a genius. It doesn't happen that often, at least for most people it doesn't. But if you're a Twitter user, that's just what tweetails.com might do for you. There are any number of online surveys...

  • Website of the day: Lorem Pixel
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    Website of the day: Lorem Pixel

    By 28 May 2013

    Here's one that a designer friend told us about, so bear with us, because it is a little bit niche. But if you’re in the creative industries you might be interested in lorempixel.com simply because it's so easy to use. And even better, it's free. An...

  • Website of the day: We Buy Books
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    Website of the day: We Buy Books

    By 27 May 2013

    Moving from print to screen is a big step. Newspapers are trying to do it, magazines are starting to make it work quite well, and, arguably, the advertising world is starting to make the move successfully too. But there has been one transition that has...

  • Website of the day: Yummypets
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    Website of the day: Yummypets

    By 24 May 2013

    Occasionally, just occasionally we are struck dumb by something we are sent. Sometimes it’s an exclusive story, or a sneaky peek at an upcoming new gadget. Sometimes it’s just something so mind-blowingly awesome that you simply can’t find the words....

  • Website of the day: Repixl
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    Website of the day: Repixl

    By 23 May 2013

    It’s rare these days that you’ll see an image that isn’t of at least passable quality. The age of grainy, out of focus, badly exposed photos is fast coming a distant memory as the technology we all carry around in our pockets makes capturing brilliant...

  • Website of the day: Coffitivity
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    Website of the day: Coffitivity

    By 22 May 2013

    If you're lucky enough to be employed somewhere that supports flexible working, you’ve probably stretched the boundaries of where it’s possible to do some work from time to time. Trains, planes, boats – they all have Wi-Fi these days. Heck, you...

  • Website of the day: GeoGuessr
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    Website of the day: GeoGuessr

    By 21 May 2013

    Here’s an easy question for you: where are you? Where are you, exactly? Said it was easy, didn’t we? All you need to do is take a quick glance around and you’ll know exactly where you are. It’ll be somewhere you’re very familiar with, or if...

  • Website of the day: Please Press 1
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    Website of the day: Please Press 1

    By 20 May 2013

    There aren’t too many things more soul-destroying on the phone than hearing those dreaded words “if you’d like to pay your bill, press 1”. Because then you know you’re heading into a labyrinthine world of options, sub-options, dead ends and...

  • Website of the day: Food Revolution Day
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    Website of the day: Food Revolution Day

    By 17 May 2013

    Are you a foodie? If so, how old were you when that happened? At what age did you actually say “Ooh, that looks nice” or “I think I’ll try something different for dinner…”? We’re guessing it probably wasn’t when you were a child, because,...

  • Website of the day: Space
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    Website of the day: Space

    By 16 May 2013

    Back in March we were all a-flutter about the Voyager space programme and whether or not it had finally reached the edge of our Solar System. The debate rages, but one thing we couldn’t really answer at the time, was just how far away is that? You can...

  • Website of the day: This Isn't Happiness
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    Website of the day: This Isn't Happiness

    By 15 May 2013

    It’s difficult to explain exactly what thisisnthappiness.com actually is, because it’s not really a blog and it’s not really a standard Tumblr either. What is most definitely is though, is a collection of links, images and design-orientated ephemera...

  • Website of the day: Textastrophe
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    Website of the day: Textastrophe

    By 14 May 2013

    Are you a trusting soul? Do you always like to see the best in people? Do you want to believe that everybody has at least some redeeming qualities and that essentially they are all, at heart, basically honest? Has the internet taught you nothing? If you...

  • Website of the day: People Tree
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    Website of the day: People Tree

    By 13 May 2013

    We touched on this topic last week, but the clothing industry - and, specifically, where our clothes actually come from - is still in the news. For decades, we’ve all enjoyed affordable fashions, and very few of us have given a second thought to the...

  • Website of the day: Partridge Gets Lucky
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    Website of the day: Partridge Gets Lucky

    By 10 May 2013

    We shouldn’t complain, but four-day weeks always unsettle us a little bit. Tuesday feels like Monday, all of a sudden it’s Wednesday, which feels a bit like Thursday for some reason, and wait – isn’t it Friday yet? Hang on, yes it is. No, wait,...

  • Website of the day: The Love of Coffee
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    Website of the day: The Love of Coffee

    By 9 May 2013

    Regular readers will know that this journalistic army marches on caffeine. We love a good brew, but we’re all very different people and the way we all take our coffee is as varied and eclectic as we are. For some it’s straight up, black, unadulterated....

  • Website of the day: Glamping
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    Website of the day: Glamping

    By 8 May 2013

    We have been basking, yes basking, in temperatures above 20C here the UK, and, naturally, the media have gone mad. Pictures of packed beaches, video footage of families eating ice creams and stories of people wantonly enjoying a rare spell of fine weather....

  • Website of the day: In Love With Fashion
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    Website of the day: In Love With Fashion

    By 7 May 2013

    We’ve talked about buying clothes online plenty of times. And very often one of the most persuasive factors for doing so is price. High street fashions at bargain prices are something that many people go looking for. But, in light of what happened...

  • Website of the day: My Player Twin
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    Website of the day: My Player Twin

    By 6 May 2013

    They’re starting to hand out the silverware, the wooden spoons and the usual clichéd platitudes as the football season heads towards its final days. How will footy fans survive without their fix? There’s Fifa 13 of course, and YouTube. That might...

  • Website of the day: Join My Band
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    Website of the day: Join My Band

    By 3 May 2013

    Relationships can be tricky at the best of times. Working relationships, family relationships, personal relationships, long distance relationships - they all take a bit of work. Creative relationships are just the same. If you want to create beautiful...

  • Website of the day: Kim Jong-Un Looking At Things
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    Website of the day: Kim Jong-Un Looking At Things

    By 2 May 2013

    So, we sort of mentioned a certain North Korean leader yesterday and it prompted a discussion (initially quite constructive) about what he actually does and whether he’s really in control over there. The second part of that is quite hard to answer....

  • Website of the day: Friends of the Earth
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    Website of the day: Friends of the Earth

    By 1 May 2013

    It’s almost laughable when you think about it. But the thing that might actually be the end of our extraordinary little species isn’t a mentalist in North Korea with his fat finger on the button, or a hunk of space rock the size of Birmingham smashing...

  • Website of the day: Texts from Super Heroes
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    Website of the day: Texts from Super Heroes

    By 30 April 2013

    Oh, the fun you can have with an iMessage emulator. It’s become a staple of the social networks and can work very well indeed – remember Text from Dog? That’s now a book. An actual, printed, published book. We’re not sure Textsfromsuperheroes.com...