You’ll probably be looking for some time-wasting light relief in this most stressful of all months. Let Quiver be your guide.
This month, to avoid the worst excesses of the run-up to the festive season, I decided to spend time looking at some online content guaranteed to light up the dark winter days: or, in other words, I am going to share some of my current favourite websites with you – they are all gifts that just keep on giving. For those of you who like to be mesmerised by infinitely morphing/flying images look no further than zoomquilt.org: there’s a variety of starting screens, and it gets pretty trippy quite quickly if you keep staring at it and don’t let yourself get distracted. I gawped at it for about twenty minutes in a dark room and felt decidedly odd by the end of it: odd, but in a good way. In a similar vein is the geometrically hectic and beautifully pointless fallingfalling.com– which is just that, an endless stream of collapsing coloured shapes on the screen. And one of my latest faves is theuselessweb.comwhich will point you randomly at an array of digital wonders that may include: tinytuba.com (so wee, and so repetitive);eelslap.com(you get to smack a man in the mush with an eel); corndog.io (wtf/wallpaper);burymewithmymoney.com(no idea what this one is about, write in if you can work it out) and endless.horse(an endless, well – horse). I could go on. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t remind long-term readers, as well as anyone new to these pages, about two sites that I still love after years of visiting them. Both prove that a website is reliant, not just on snappy design and development, but well-crafted words as well. Whoever writes the copy for each of these delights should get a Pulitzer Prize. First there’s cakewrecks.comthe original home of the “Naked Mohawk-Baby Carrot Jockeys” (it’s not rude - honest, but it is hilarious). Cakewrecksknocks The Great British Bake Off into a teetering and ineptly-iced hat. And to close, no half-decent website round-up would be complete without the wonder-that-is terriblerealestateagentphotos.com. Just go visit it right now. I’ll not wait as you could be some time, and before you thank me – you’re welcome. Merry Christmas.