UK Websites

'Beautiful People' Dating Site Bans 3,000 People For 'Letting Themselves Go'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A dating site exclusively for "attractive" people has culled more than 3,000 members for losing their looks or gaining weight. ...

Gone in Five Seconds! Online Shoppers Will Wait Just Five Seconds Before Switching Brand

Gary Newe | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend exposed the shaky digital infrastructure of a number of Britain's most prominent retailers. Major brands experienced online outages, succumbing to the sheer quantity of customers logging on to splurge their festive millions.

There's A Website That Will Tell You Everything That's Wrong With Your Face

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever wondered if you're attractive? A new website will allow you to find out - scientifically. Maybe. Anaface asks you to plot points on a...

Glitter Bomb Site Founder Doesn't Want You To Use His Company

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Tech

A company founder has urged people not to use his service after having a swift change of heart. Less than a day after news of his company, ShipYour...

How Not to Pack Trackers on Holiday

Andy Kahl | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Kahl

As the beginning of summer approaches, people all over the world are making plans for a holiday. The digital age has certainly revolutionised travel booking - a task that used to require the marrying of information from many disparate sources into a single itinerary is now accomplished in just a few clicks.

Website-Builders Lay Solid Foundations

Juan Lobato | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

There is a lot of buzz right now in the website-building industry. Weebly, the eight-year old startup, has recently been valued at $455m after its latest round of funding from Chinese Internet giant Tencent and venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

Intruding On Celebrity Grief - Do We Need to See It?

Penny Fordham | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Penny Fordham

Just 10-days ago came the sad news that the beautiful L'Wren Scott had passed away. I, like many other people, was shocked and read the 'breaking news' stories as they appeared online, wondering what had happened - it's human nature, I believe, to look for answers.

The Quantified Mum

Andy Kahl | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Kahl

No one deserves a day of recognition for their everyday service more than mothers. But mums are equally deserving of control over being recognised online. This Mother's Day, whether you take advantage of data-driven marketing to find that perfect gift or you give the gift of privacy directly, let your browser help you show how much you care.

How New 'Crowdspeaking' Site Thunderclap Is Revolutionising Online Awareness Raising

Hilary Wardle | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

If enough people share the same information at once, there's a good chance that the update about that project could become a trending topic on Twitter or Facebook. It could even go viral.

Why Websites Are to News What Compact Discs Were to Music

Stephen Hull | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK
Stephen Hull

CDs are dead; consigned to the bargain basement of life, nestled alongside corpses of cassette tapes and decomposing mini discs. I'd argue that websites are to news, what CDs were to music. Desktop, website experiences, once the saviour of publishing, are flat as a pancake and pretty soon, like CDs, websites as we know them, will be gone.

How Popular Are Illegal Drug Sites In Parliament?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Politics

Illegal drug sites have fans in Parliament, as 484 page views had been logged for such sites via Parliament's network since January, a Freedom of Info...

Niche Websites, Blogs and Magazines Should Come Together to Create Journalism That Can Make a Difference

Jon Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Vale

The medley of today's media is unprecedented. While Britain's biggest publishers find themselves in similarly unparalleled levels of turmoil - shrinking revenue, the threat of state regulation, and a growing tendency to aim their guns at each other - the range of outlets beneath them is fragmenting like light through a prism.

10 Websites That Will Make Your Life Easier and Cheaper

Irina Quintela | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Tech
Irina Quintela

Whether you want to spend less on a gym or maternity gear, don't have time to cook, need to find a great hair salon or need help shopping for clothes, here's a list of ten UK based websites (in no specific order) that will surely make your life easier and cheaper.

How Do You Choose the Best Web Hosting?

Daley James Francis | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Tech
Daley James Francis

There are hundreds of web hosting companies out there, and a large number of them promise the world for very little in return. Some of these deals are too good to be true though, and it's important to know how to sniff out the best deals and leave the rubbish ones by the wayside.

What Does Dad Really Want for Father's Day? His Web Browser May Know Better Than You Do

Andy Kahl | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech
Andy Kahl

Dads can be notoriously hard to shop for - and the tired old joke of a new pair of socks or an ugly tie is important to avoid at all costs. So whether you're relying on online data collectors to help you with your shopping decisions, or you're looking to give the gift of privacy - let your web browser help make this Father's Day special.

Crackdown On Online Child Porn Urged After April Murder

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

The conviction of Mark Bridger for the murder of April Jones has sparked calls for search engines such as Google to do more over "easily accessible" c...

To Code or Not to Code; A Guide to Digital DIY

Charlie Morris | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Tech
Charlie Morris

A couple of my more enterprising friends have recently asked me about how to build websites and mobile apps for their fledgling businesses. Only a few years ago the answer would have been to find a decent web developer

A Bigger Society

Jawad Yaqub | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jawad Yaqub

Will the government make something of the Big Society in time to win the elections?

Building The Unobtrusive Web

Richard Neville | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Tech
Richard Neville

How will we look back at the current phase in our tech evolution? We may see it as the time we were confused about what's important in our immediate environment. Walking around a busy city, we see thousands of people at risk of bumping into things as they peer at online maps, messages and articles.

Executive Decision: To Blog or Not to Blog?

Alistair Niederer | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Tech
Alistair Niederer

Going it alone or using an established journal each have their benefits and if you can use both in a combined communication strategy then it's even better for your brand. Try emailing a few trade editors in your industry - they might just like your ideas!

Charlie Thomas

The 10 Top Apps To Help Grow Your Business | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

Businesses looking to boost website traffic have named having live chat windows as their favourite application. Statistics shown to Huffington Post...

Message To My Ex: Want To Tell Him He's a Douche? Beg Forgiveness? Do It Right Here

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK

Selling itself as a “safe place to vent”, Letter To My Ex is where the broken-hearted go to get closure. Or, in many cases, scrawl bile about ...

Career Chat: How to Launch Your Own Online Fashion Magazine

Emma Gannon | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Gannon

This week I chatted to Hannah Rouch who started her career in fashion and beauty journalism at The Sunday Telegraph's Stella Magazine. She then went onto become the Fashion and Beauty Editor of Red Online. In October 2011 she launched her own online site StyleNest.

Site Aims To Save Endangered Sounds Of Classic Gadgets

Museum of Endangered Sounds | Museum of Endangered Sounds | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Tech

A new website is aiming at saving the sounds of classic gadgets from extinction....

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Social Media but Were Afraid to Ask

Christopher Beanland | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Christopher Beanland

Do you want to become an instant techx-pert? Yes you do? Good. Because social media guru Oulu Franchester-Hellcombe is on hand to answer your questions. Here are the internet agony aunt's top tips for social success online.