These days, it is hard to imagine that there was a time when we did not depend on the internet to tell us everything. Now, I don’t know about you, but whenever I am cooking, and get stuck trying to figure out how to add a particular flavor, I don’t open a cookbook, I rush to turn on my web browser. It is the same thing for interior decoration, designing my website, knitting a sweater or giving my dog a haircut. If you have a question, the internet has the answers.
More particularly, a category of websites known as ‘How-To’ sites will have your answer. Instead of going through all the scattered answers all over the internet, trying to figure out which one is correct and which one is just a joke answer. How-To sites can guide you with any project you have undertaken. Some of the How-To sites are just general sites with all sorts of How-To articles that will pop up when you Google your query. Others are more specific in the type of questions they deal with, such as craft, DYI, or computers.
So if you are one of those people who need help and support in whatever you are doing, and are unwilling to get them from anywhere but the internet, here is a list of seven awesome How-To sites that can make your life much simpler.
The ultimate Do It Yourself web magazine, Make has a huge number of How-To articles and more are updated every day. The range of topics on this site is from extremely useful to downright bizarre. While they have beginner level stuff too, some of the DYI are extremely advanced. Make also hosts contests for its DYI patrons.
Visit Wired for the hugest collection of How-To articles. Since it is a wiki site, a large number of people contribute to build up the databank. As a result, there are very few things on earth that Wired cannot tell us how to do. Find out anything from how to figure of your professional value, or, if it is relevant to you, how to survive an airplane crash.
While the rest of the website is more or less self improvement, this particular post is an amazingly useful collection of How-To articles from all sorts of writers, from topics as varied as How to Build a Fire and How to Pay a Compliment. It is not exhaustive, but it does have some very interesting points.
When it comes to showing someone how to do something, nothing can beat a video. This is why, Wonder How To, with its collection of links to thousands of How-To videos, is a veritable treasure trove for people who want to do stuff themselves. Find out everything from how to change the tire of your bicycle to how to write a basic encryption program using Java.
Like Make magazine, Instructables is a website where people who are passionate about their hobbies share what they do and how they do it.
Don’t let the name fool you, these articles and videos are totally useful for women as well. This site has awesome survivor articles like how to drive through the snow or jumpstart a car.
An amazing collection of articles and videos telling you how to do most anything, such as bake a fancy cake or be a cheerleader.