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Kate Russell
By Kate Russell
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Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

Jumpcut website

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Video blogging is all the rage, and with modern camera phones capable of capturing better quality footage it will not be long before we are all making our own online TV shows.

But unless you are as perfect as the Click team, you are going to need to edit your captured footage for the best results.

Enter Jumpcut, a fantastically simple and totally free video editing tool that will have editing like a pro in no time.

You will need to register to start using the features, but why not take a look at the video tutorial first by clicking Try A Demo on the opening page.

The tutorial should sort you out with the basics, so I will just add a few tips. Uploaded clips can only be 50MB, so make sure you break them down before starting.

Do not forget you can add music too, but be wary of copyright issues if you are going to publish to the web.

Once finished you can choose to publish your work to the rest of the vibrant Jumpcut community, or save it to work on later.

Just click REMIX from the movie play screen to re-open the project at a later date.


Cricinfo.com website

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Next up, a site for all you sporting fans.

Cricket is said to be the sport of gentlemen, and at Cricinfo.com you will find enough stats to really bowl you over.

On the opening page you can access all the latest news from the world of cricket. It looks a bit busy, but is laid out magazine style, so it is fairly easy to find your way about.

Either click through to the stories from the various panels on the front page, or use the navigation panel on the left to jump to the various sections, which include live scorecards, fixtures, results and an extensive archive of past matches and results.

There is also a click box to jump you straight to country specific pages. Just click the arrow and choose the country you are interested in, and a new page opens with news articles and features specific to that region.

There are also columns and blogs, and a Live Video link on the top navigation bar, which shows live coverage when available.


Ideal Present website

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Have you ever been at a loss when buying presents for your own children or for that matter anybody else's?

This next suggestion was sent in by a Click viewer who runs a great site to help you find the perfect gift.

How do you keep up with all the latest youth fads and buy the right thing? You bookmark Ideal Present.

After free registration the first job is to add a child. You will be asked some questions about the kinds of activities they enjoy, and the next page lets you add more details about their age, the occasion, and how much you want to spend.

This is a UK based website so the values are in pounds, but the ideas returned are good the whole world over. Continue filling in as many of the sections as you want, then click submit to return a list of suggestions from the huge database of presents that have been listed.

In some cases there are links to buy the product, but you do not have to go through this website.


Instructables website

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Finally, Instructables is a brilliant website for those with a hands-on approach, and you'll find it at instructables.

This collaborative project aims to be a place for people to post step-by-step instructions on their latest cool DIY project.

Whether it is making a bird nest box with a webcam inside, or a battery-powered portable charger for your MP3 player, you will find dozens and dozens of step-by-step guides here, and if you register an account you can even add your own.

Search the topics by keyword or just click one of the thumbnails on the opening page. I love the Tupperware iPod boombox.

Each guide is accompanied by photos and explanations, and even if you never get round to building anything yourself, it is incredible to see what other people have thought of doing with a few bits and pieces they found lying around the house.




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