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11 of the UK's best wild places – chosen by outdoor experts

These wilderness escapes are perfect for walkers, cyclists, adventurers – and those in search of splendid isolation. Here, writers, rangers and guides reveal their favourite spots<p>Glen Coe, the Highlands<p>Exploring Britain and appreciating the charms of its incredible landscape wasn’t always a top …

Hiking

6 Simple Projects You Can Make From Scrap Wood

They’re easy, they’re strong, they’re reliable—and they’re yours.<p>When I was a kid, carpenters built, didn’t buy, their toolboxes and a lot of their day-to-day work aids. I admit, it’s hard to beat the store-bought tool bags and parts organizers in wide use today. Wear-resistant fabrics, plastics, …

Best beaches in the UK and Europe: readers’ travel tips

Recently, Bournemouth was rated the UK’s best beach by TripAdvisor but our tipsters prefer quieter sands, picking favourites from Ireland to southern Italy<p>Winning tip: Derrynane beach, County Kerry, Ireland<p>Most visitors come here to visit Derrynane House, the former residence of Daniel O’Connell, …

National Trust

The best VPN services: Our 10 favorite vendors for protecting your privacy | ZDNet

Ten key VPN players<p>We take a look at ten of the best VPN providers. If you use a computer or mobile device away from home or office, you need to use …

Setting up a Python Development Environment in Atom

Of course there are a lot of great text editors out there. Sublime Text, Brackets, Atom. I’ve always personally been a fan of Atom because it is …

London's Best Burgers (Tried And Tested)

As if you need an excuse...<p>As if you need an excuse...

England

Tools I wish I had known about when I started coding

Photo by energepic.com from PexelsIn the tech world, there are thousands of tools that people will tell you to use. How are you supposed to know …

JavaScript

My Blog Now Has a Content Security Policy - Here's How I've Done It

I've long been a proponent of Content Security Policies (CSPs). I've used them to fix mixed content warnings on this blog after Disqus made a little …

Web Development

The Czech Republic’s Bohemian Paradise: as magical as it sounds

A location for Sky Atlantic’s TV series Britannia, this enchanted landscape in the north of the country is somewhere to go into Bohemian rhapsodies over<p>Sitting in contemplative silence atop an enormous sandstone rock, I hear the first whoops in the distance. My initial reaction is to wonder who …

European Travel

Download Free HTML5 Templates for your Projects

HTML5 has changed the way websites behave these days. It’s easier, faster, lighter and if a creative brain uses it, HTML5 can really make beautiful …

Web Design

Three human-powered tools for maximum destruction

Whether you’re splitting wood or tearing down a whole house, these implements can do the job.<p>On its own, the human body stands zero chance against concrete or lumber. Armed with a sturdy tool, though, we can smash foundations and tear down walls. But don’t be hasty: Picking the wrong implement will …

Woodworking

Great UK winter walks: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip: Conic Hill, Loch Lomond</b><p>Overlooking the quaint village of Balmaha, Conic Hill is the perfect walk for these short wintry days. A mere hour’s drive from Glasgow transports you into the fresh, natural surroundings of Loch Lomond’s eastern shores. The reasonably straightforward route …

Hiking

CSS3 HTML5 web templates that perfectly fits startups

Business is growing worldwide, hence the number of startups mushrooming. The identity of a company matter from the day it starts operating, be it …

The Ultimate Intermediate Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Let’s Create an Entire App!

There are plenty tutorials online which show how to create your first app. This tutorial will go a step further and explain line-by-line how to …

JavaScript

Get off the motorway: the best cafes and restaurants near busy junctions

M6, junction 37, Cumbria<p><b>Three Hares cafe/bistro/bakery</b><b><br>Distance from junction: 10 min</b><br>For delicious, freshly baked goodies, this place is tops. Sweet treats might feature red wine and chocolate cake, banana and maple syrup loaf, and overfilled doughnuts. The tiny shop in charming Sedbergh’s old lanes …

England

Why Python and Pygame are a great pair for beginning programmers

Last month, Scott Nesbitt wrote about Mozilla awarding $500K to support open source projects. Phaser, a HTML/JavaScript game platform, was awarded …

JavaScript

10 of the best Christmas shopping cities in Europe

Lisbon<p><b>Why go</b><br>Lisbon sparkles at Christmas (check out the massive tree in Praça do Comércio), but is more cool than twee. The scent of chestnuts fills the air, and concerts are held in churches, but festivities feel refreshingly uncommercialised.<p><b>Best buys</b><br>Great independent shops include <b>A Vida</b> …

European Travel

Top 10 Tools for JavaScript Development

JavaScript holds a firm ground today as one of the most popular programming languages. It is also highly dynamic, constantly evolving and expanding …

JavaScript

Legoland and beyond: a laid-back family break in Denmark

If you asked your child to devise the perfect holiday, what would it look like? Lots of pool time? A chance to play all day? Animal attractions? There are plenty of places that might spring to mind, but a small inland Danish town is probably not among them.<p>Billund in Jutland, however, has not one …

Travel

Volunteering on St Kilda is all about DIY and clearing ditches. Yay!

Wanted: DIY-er with retail skills – or shop assistant handy with paint brush. Fit outdoor types preferred. Must be happy to be marooned on a remote Scottish island for a fortnight in May with 11 strangers and minimal sanitation. No wifi. Abundant sheep poo.<p>Ever since the National Trust for Scotland …

St Kilda

Chrome will soon block annoying website redirects

Google’s Chrome browser in the coming months will wage war against annoying website redirects that take advantage of visitors purely for financial …

JavaScript: Learn Promises

JavaScript Promises made easy. Learn the basics in 5 minutes.<p><b>Udemy Black Friday Sale</b> — Thousands of Web Development & Software Development courses …

30-minute Python Web Scraper

I’ve been meaning to create a web scraper using Python and Selenium for a while now, but never gotten around to it. A few nights ago, I decided to …

Wild in Walthamstow: Europe’s biggest urban wetlands opens

We’re strolling along Songbird Walk, beneath a row of waterside poplars very like ones Monet painted in Normandy. The October sky is grey but the footpath is lined with colourful wildflowers: yellow gorse, purple knapweed, white campion. With a liquid twittering, a flock of goldfinches swoop …

Birds

10 of the Best Websites to Download Free Vector Art

We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to free stock photography these days, but finding good quality free vector art rather than tacky clipart can …

Graphic Design

17 Best Free Stock Photo Sites: Get Free High-Quality Images

If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, where can you find great photos to use for free?Don’t worry! Sit back and relax. In fact, …

Web Design

Beautiful places to visit in Cornwall – chosen by local artists

John Bedding, potter<p>The Island at St Ives is my place to go for contemplation. It’s the big hill overlooking the town, west of the Tate. In my pottery I like to explore new techniques a lot and things do go wrong. If you go for a walk, you can think – how do I solve that one?<p>Up there, it’s …

Ireland

How to Build an Amazon Affiliate Store Using WordPress

Do you want to build an Amazon affiliate store using WordPress? An Amazon affiliate store allows you to sell products from Amazon.com as an affiliate …

Shopping

Travels round Britain with dad

The Forbidden Corner, Leyburn, North Yorkshire<p>I loved it when I was little and I still do. Basically, it’s a huge garden full of magical and weird experiences: water jets that shoot you, tunnels that whisper or get so narrow you have to squeeze through, underground rooms that revolve – it’s …

Lake District

Western Canada by train: Rockies on a roll

Robin McKie climbs aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for a feast of fine food and spectacular Canadian scenery<p>Robin Williams once described Canada as a luxury loft apartment that sits above a really great party. The comparison flattered the United States (presumably the fun place underneath), but you …

Trains