top sites to visit

Games, Shopping, FTP, Search, Music, Religion, Travel, Art, sport, Finance, Other, Win95, Magazines, Eudora, JavaScript, Web, Internet, Coventry, Economize, Career, Housing, C++ Builder

bullet Some Games Links:

Accolade FTP only!

Dexterity Sortware, the creators of Brainwave Invadors.

EPIC MEGAGAMES OMF is still the best!

Games Domain

ID software Do you play DOOM 2?

Internet Challenge Club Do these guys really give away cash prizes?

Lucas Arts, who created those fabulous Monkey Island adventure games!

bullet Shopping, the worlds largest bookshop.

Bookpages, Uk based.

Books Now, the virtual bookstore.

The bookzone, UK based.

The iLynk Wholesale Directory.

The Internet Bookshop, UK based.

Sage Publications - academic & professional books.

I've found Scan International to be a good place for computer hardware.

Tesco, the top UK supermarket.

If you prefer to bid at auctions, then try eBid and eSwap (UK sites), or UTrade auctions and eBay if you live in the USA.

bullet FTP Sites

Another site

Electronic texts archive More text etc Music - discographies, "Dream" mailing list etc.

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Walnut Creek (I think!)

Walnut Creek Probably the biggest FTP selection in the world!

bullet Searching:
You can search for either information, people or files.

Information Search:

AltaVista - the biggest and considered by many people to be the best search engine!

Ask Jeeves, allows you to search using questions such as "where are my keys?".

Cool Site Of The Day New site each and every day + a back list!

Dogpile searches the main search engines, usenet, stock quotes, maps and just about everything else.

Savvy Search will search a whole load of search engines at once!

The comprehensive index of UK Internet sites


United Kingdom Based WWW Servers.

Yahoo, the Largest web site directory!

Yell, the U.K. Yellow web site directory and index.

People Search:

If it is a persons email address that you are trying to find, then try FOUR11 or WHOWHERE.

Search for a file:

Filez. Just because they can't spell doesn't mean they can't find what you want.

Softseek - the latest and the best shareware.

Software search on the Virtual Software Library. Or go straight to

bullet Musicmusic

Aerosmith, info on the Sony site.

Extreme - A really cool page for a really cool band!

Keith Green, of Last Days Ministries. A singer/song writer, many of whose songs sound similar to those of Elton John.

Midi Kareoke, for those who want to annoy thier neighbours.

The MIDI Maze is an excellent source of the best pop midi files.

MTV on the web.

The Very Best MIDI site is another good source of midi files if you want to test your new sound card.

The ZZ Top Website.

bullet Some Religion sites:

Campus Crusade for Christ International, are "an interdenominational ministry committed to helping take the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations." Their "goal for the year 2000 is to help give every man, woman, and child in the entire world an opportunity to find new life in Jesus Christ." This site has a massive amount of content, with something for just about everyone! My favourite part of the site is the daily promise.

The Celtic Christianity site has several mailing lists and even a webring! If Celtic Christianity interests you, then this is a good staring point.

Focus on the Family is a fairly unique organisation devoted to the preservation of the home. They have a regular broadcast which goes out on radio stations all over the world, by tape and over the internet. This gives help and advice on a wide range of subjects from personal relationships to physical health, but always with an emphasis on what God has in mind. They highlight good ideas and practices, whilst tackling problems and dilemmas that affect us all. The industrial revolution took the man away from the home, and the sexual revolution has done the same with women. The God given bliss of a happy family is melting away as we watch, but who is this on the horizon fighting to save the family, the home and well... the world? It's Dr James Dobson and Mike Trout! Check out their web site for more details.

Gospel Outreach Ministries Online is probably the biggest, and for most people the most useful of the sites on this page. The main content of the site is a huge collection of essays dealing with most aspects of the Christian faith. Variations and cults are discussed and explained in comparison to more standard gospel based faith. Don't be put off because the site title says "an apologetics ministry". Apologetics is simply the defending of beliefs by logical argument. The site is very down to earth, and attempts to answer more of life's questions than most people have ever thought to ask! I recommend that you visit this site, and when you get there you may remember a nagging question, confusion or hole in your knowledge that maybe this site can help to fill.

Love Worth Finding is a radio ministry which God has often used to answers my questions. Adrian Rogers is an entertaining yet "to the point" pastor, who lives his life Gods way, and encourages others to do the same. He has a lot to say about the world today and the trouble that people are getting themselves into. But he doesn't complain, instead he will plead with you to live life by Gods rules, explaining how and why they are superior to the way of the world. His messages are usually backed up with scientific evidence as well as bible verses, and explained using everyday examples. At the web site you can hear recent broadcasts online by downloading the "realplayer". Also browse the program schedule, find a radio station, make prayer requests, use "interactive gospel" and more.

Premier Radio, is a London based Christian radio station that now broadcasts over the internet. Their web site contains more than just information about the station and it's programs.

Some quick reads about Christianity include going against the flow's good news pages, and two ways to live. These sites express concisely the basics of Christianity, which is useful for beginners and the curious. Prepare yourself to be presented with a lot of hard facts squashed into a very short read!

Testimony a Week is one of the best mailing lists I have ever encountered, and I've been on rather a lot of them. This one however has withstood the test of time, and now I am recommending that you try it! Twice a week you will receive a miraculous true story in your email. These are very varied, but are almost always inspirational, and often bring a tear to the eye. It's not worth me telling you in any more detail about the list as it's so easy to subscribe and unsubscribe that you can see for yourself. Just visit Testimony a Week, and put your email address in the box!

bullet Travel:

The AA site now includes a massive database of places to stay in Britain.


The RAC site has live traffic news for UK roads.

bullet Art:Monalisa

3D Artist, I'd recomend the Santafe Walk.

Art Crimes Graffiti


Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting.Paint

POVRay - The Persistance of Vision Raytracer, well cool! Check out my raytraced wallpapers for some examples of what can be achieved with this software.

bullet Sport:

ATP Tour Tennis


More Tennis

Tennis Country

bullet Finance:

The AAA Investment Guide.


Barclays Bank PLC

FTQuicken, a joint venture between FT, Quicken and excite.


Money World, UK only.

Nationwide building society

Natwest Bank

Student Loans Co Uk.

bullet Other:

Blockbuster Video.

BotSpot, all about robots.

Branigans (KP Crisps!) site has a good pubs guide, and it's free!.

The British Aquatic Resource Center, for those interested in keeping fish! For information about specific types of fish, try the web fish catalogue.

A Dictionary online.

Free Daily Jokes by Email.

TheFreeSite is an excellent place to find everything free on the net, with up to date reviews and information.

The Friends of the Earth site is the place to find out about all the latest environmental issues. Some of which may even effect you!

How Stuff works, by Marshall Brian.

The Internet Health Care Directory


Klingon Language Institute

Alchemy Mindworks shareware applications, the creaters of such greats as Graphics work shop and the GIF construction set.

OnHealth, and excellent (American) health site.

The Pacific Coast Feather Company, would you like to sleep better?

Planet Internet Innovations

Television Viewing and Your Eyesight

The Sole Society, genealogy.

The Computer Virus Myths home page.

Welcome To Open Text Corporation

Winzip - an excellent archive manager!

York Photo - A large photograph development company.

bullet Windows '95:

PC Dale's Win95 Theme Page Has all those cool win95 desktop themes!

Net Ex Unofficial Windows 95 Software Archive!

Theme Central is probably the biggest list of desktop themes!

Windrivers, the best place to find all your windows drivers!

Win95 Annoyances

Win95 Power Tools. Makes win95 much more agreeable!

bullet Magazines:

Computer Shopper Home of internet mag and more!

The FT

Futurenet - The home of PCFormat and PCPlus, to name but a couple!

John Labovitz's E-Zine list

Micro Mart.

The Scout Report

bullet Eudora email:

The official Eudora site. Eudora for Windows Utilities, plug-ins and add-ons

bullet Web page authoring:

Advanced Marketing Techniques E-Zine, for those who like to keep up to date with the latest internet marketing techniques.

The Affiliate Program, start your own affiliate program!.

CC Names, register your .CC domain name.

ClickTrade - ClickTrade allows you to easily reward other Web site owners for linking to your site by setting up your own link partner program.

CGI Resources, and excellent place to find CGI scripts for use in your webpages, even for those who don't have access to a CGI bin

Cyber Saver - Banners that Pay - Banners That Pay You! Partnership programs, referral plans, Savings Opportunities, MLM plans, Free Stuff, Free drawings, Web Promotion resources.

The compendium of HTML elements

eDirectory: UK

GIF Animation on the WWW

The internet link exchange

A guide to Making Animated GIFS.

The Multi-Tier Associates Programs Site, is a directory of associates programs with the special feature that you receive part of the commission of anyone you sign up for that program. This is by far the best way of generating some extra income from your web site!

Tru realities

The URL-Minder

The WDVL: The Web Developer's Virtual Library.

The Web Service Index has links to many usefull web design resources.

Read about speedy web graphics.

More on web graphics.

Xitami, the personal web server that allows you to test your server-side programs without exposing them to the internet community!

bullet Javascript:

HotWired's Webmonkey has some java and javascript tutorials and examples.

Gamelan, a huge source.

JavaScript Made Easy, is my prefered site. Many scripts and downloadable for off line viewing!

The Netscape site has a complete JavaScript library, but make sure your scripts are also ms explorer JScript compatible.

The Script Builder, has many scripts for your use.

bullet Internet Sites:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Internet Encyclopedia, facts and figures...

SpamCop, for those who are troubled by spammers.

bullet Local to Coventry:

The Coventry and Warwickshire Network.

Westorchards Shopping centre.

bullet Economizing:

Economizing for the Beginner, slightly humourous and aimed at students, but a good read for anyone!, my guess would be that it's about saving energy.

bullet Career Related:
UK, US, Graduates, Other

General UK Career Sites

Jobsite, I think this is the largest U.K. based site. If you use there jobs by email feature, then you will need my location filtering software.

The Appointments section (Taps), U.K. based - one of the top sites.

ReedJobnet, U.K. based employment site.

The Monster Board UK, has many top class positions.

Ivanhoe Career Guides, Uk based.

Recruitnet - The Guardians Recruitment Section.

JobServe, largest source of U.K. IT vacancies.

JobSearch, submit your CV to their database.

Appointments UK and Europe, thousands of Jobs!

PeopleBank, Online CV and Job advert database (free)

WorkWeb, has a jobs database, jobs by email and free CV distribution service.

JobHunter, enables you to search for adverts in the press.

TopJobs, jobs throughout U.K. and Europe.

Questor IT Recruitment.

Review, computer recruitment.

General US Career Sites

HeadHunter.NET, U.S. based with a regularly cleaned database.

The Monster Board, has many top class positions.

CareerMosaic, massive U.S. based site.

CareerWeb, U.S. based.

Graduate Career Sites (UK)

Prospects, UK based for recent/future graduates.

GTI is a massive careers site for graduates, with more than job descriptions and an employers index.

Ivanhoe Career Guides, Uk based.

ReedJobnet, has a graduate section.

The Graduate Recruitment Bureau, vacancys online.

GRC, UK sales and IT graduate recruitment specialists.

Gradunet, the usual graduate recruiters.

Questor's graduate IT positions.


Interworknet, postings from around the world.

Online Career Center - Search and apply online for over 150,000 jobs worldwide! Post your resume and have jobs come to you!

Overseas Jobs Web (U.S.), 40 countries!

bullet Buying/Selling/Renting a home:

Home Hunter.

Homes On-Line.

The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling your Home.

bullet Borland C++ Builder:

The Bits, information and tutorial site. The best for tutorials, but far more than that is available.

The official Borland site.

The Unofficial Borland C++ Homepage, if run by a die-hard fan of Borland who lover RAD (Rapid Application Development.)

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