World Wide Web: 10 Best Sites of the Week
Moss, Robert, The Independent (London, England)
This is a site for novelists without a publishing deal who want to showcase their work. The well-designed, Flash-drive site allows you to download small excerpts of the books, read them for free and post a review. The aim is that this will then lead to unpublished authors being discovered. Not all of the site is active, but it is constantly updated and is worth a regular visit. www.rascalsunplugged. com is the mirror site supporting children's novels.
Recently nominated for Best Website in the Mental Health Media Awards, mindout.net supports a new Department of Health campaign which challenges the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems. Among other things, you can access information on mental health services, take part in an enlightening quiz, read true stories, send in your opinions and find out how you can get involved in this new campaign to raise awareness concerning issues of mental well-being.
This is one of the world's premier global motor sport portals on the internet, an informative and entertaining online magazine founded by photographer Bryn Williams. It delivers the latest news on drivers, riders and the teams, motor sport images, live reports and updates on the latest trackside happenings. A daily or weekly email newsletter directed to your home or office currently reaches more than 400,000 monthly users.
Resisting the urge to make any jokes about bras, I'll tell you instead that bust-ed is an "unusual gift shop". In fact, it specialises in unusual and inspired gift ideas, made by women, for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and pets. Since its creation in October 2000, the site has grown rapidly to include more than 300 inspired gift ideas from female designers and artists throughout the UK.
Low-fi is a new system for locating and viewing net art. The site's creators have developed a dynamic database of current and past net art projects with an additional curatorial layer of selected lists. Artists are able to create links to their projects, sites and netcasts directly from low-fi, making it a useful tool for disseminating information about net-based activities. The project is intended for artists, so feel free to contribute by inputting information about new projects or filling in gaps from previous projects they have missed. …