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The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.9

Alex Christie

15 October 2008

I had a few days to think about my three favourite websites. Apart from Google, Facebook, Youtube and the general news websites which I frequently visit, I though I would share some of my other favourite websites which I often visit.

Amazon: Finding a nice bargain. I like going to Amazon to find great bargains or just looking for a nice gift. I rarely get the chance to really look for that ‘perfect gift’ in the local shop, but by looking online I always have all the options in front of me. Buying online also works out cheaper for me. You can buy almost anything from Amazon, and every time I have ordered something from Amazon they always delivered in the timeframe they specify, which just makes me want to go back and buy some more stuff. Just make sure you specify the correct delivery address!

TFL: Transport for London. Before I left for London a few months back, a mate of mine gave me this URL to remember. It gives you all the information you need about travelling in London. It gives you advice on travelling, how much a specific journey would cost you, and you can print out maps from the website. It even gives you service updates on the tube lines – something that I always need to know. It is easy to plan a trip or find the information you need to make your journey a pleasant one. Add in the "maximum travel time" the site supplies for your journey, it gives you a good idea of how long the trip will take.

ASP.NET: Knowledge is for sharing. Being an ASP.NET web developer, this is a resource website I often visit to read about the latest news on ASP.NET, visit the blog entries, read the article of the day, go to the online forum, visit the ASP.NET Wiki, or just download some ASP.NET video tutorials or starter kits. Also being the “official Microsoft ASP.NET website”, you have access to some inside information on what is coming up in the next release of the ASP.NET framework, and also have access to Microsoft blogs. I find this site offers me the information I need to be a better developer, and more prepared for future releases and technologies.

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