The best global destinations for 2015

Global destinationsTripAdvisor has released its Travelers’ Choice awards for 2015.

The travel website has compiled a list of 469 top cities based on consumer reviews of properties.

Marrakech, Siem Reap and Istanbul are the top three world destinations.

CMO for TripAdvisor, Barbara Messing, said: “these world-class destinations chosen by our community are rich in history, culture and beauty and offer endless sights to explore”.

Have a closer look at the list here and tell us where you’re planning to travel next.

A handy website for London property developments

The creators of the ‘New London’ app have created a website version, showcasing over 600 ongoing property developments in London.

Built by New London Architecture in association with Estates Gazette, New London Development displays the projects according to their area and colour codes them to mark their status (such as ‘under construction’).

The interactive website is ideal for anyone interested in the city’s construction industry, as it allows users to view an individual development and see its sector, such as residential, office or commercial.

Take a closer look at the map here and tell us if you’ll find this website useful.

UK-GBC launches new ‘Pinpoint’ website

The UK-GBC launched their new ‘Pinpoint‘ website this week.

Pinpoint is an online resource for the green building industry which gives industry professionals the opportunity to share their insights on a digital platform.

The new Pinpoint offers users a number of ways to filter their way through resources – from simple tick boxes to a Google-like search bar at the top.

Pinpoint is completely free both to sign-up and post your own resources or to read ones other users have uploaded.

The Think Tank is very pleased to have been involved in this project and are proud of the new website which has been built.

Take a look at  the new and improved Pinpoint here.

Creative Distraction – Draw a stickman

Episode 1Episode 2GameIf like us, you’re back at work this week, then you may find this a welcome distraction.

This site has two interactive episodes and a game which allow you to express your creativity, even if you are not the most artistic of people.
The idea is simple, you start by drawing a stickman, and it develops from there into your very own animated story.

Why not give it go here.

Google Analytics ridicules online retailing in new clips

Google Analytics ecommerceIn an attempt to demonstrate what poor website design can do to an ecommerce site Google Analytics has developed a series of film clips that replicate the online experience in real life.

We think that everyone will recognise the annoying sales tactics that online retailers now employ but surely this is the pot calling the kettle black?

The clips encourage web site owners to use Google Analytics to learn more about their customers habits. The only reason is to target products at customers and thus sell more – exactly what the clips are ridiculing.

Are we missing something here? If so, please enlighten us.

Take control of the gifs

Animated gifsAnimates gifAnimation websiteTake a look at this great website that features a load of animated gifs that you control through your mouse.

Skydiving cats, tumbling gymnasts and Gambang style – you take control.

Click here.

SportsDirect launches sports news website

SportsDirect NewsFor those interested in all things sports then take a look at the new SportsDirect News website which went live this week.

The site offers all the latest sports news from the UK and beyond, in picture and video.

And we are pleased to say that we designed and built the site.

So click here, have a good look and spread the word. Let us know what you think.

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