Sharing with our neighbors has long been a big part of human society, and the rise of smartphones is making it easier than ever. Now with the click of a button, you can share a ride, rent a vacation home, and even get groceries delivered, all while enjoying cheaper prices and generating less waste. But have you ever wanted to borrow small-ticket, everyday items from those in your community? This week’s #WebsiteWednesday is featuring a brand new way to borrow anything you can think of; UseMy.xyz.
UseMy.xyz is a new mobile app that allows peer-to-peer sharing of everyday things via their community-based platform. Users can borrow and lend out their bicycles, lawn mowers, and even video games for a daily fee. This San Jose-based start-up aims to promote a sustainable lifestyle and a healthy environment by helping to make sharing more prevalent. They reason that for every item that is rented or shared, a product is saved from being produced and consumed unnecessarily.
To borrow something on UseMy.xyz, simply download the iOS app and browse the listed items by category, or search the products directly. Lenders can list their product and fee directly on the app, then choose their preferred delivery method (pickup or dropoff). UseMy.xyz is already a huge hit with their neighbors in San Jose, and they plan to expand to even more communities across the country. UseMy.xyz and its founders are already being recognized as a mission-driven company and were even interviewed on The Town Kitchen’s blog.
You can find UseMy.xyz on Instagram and Facebook using their expertly branded handle @usemy.xyz. If you’re interested in borrowing or renting an everyday item yourself, download UseMy.xyz’s 5-star rated app. Once you’re there, be sure to take a peek at the Technology section to find the tools you need to build your next project, then launch on your own .xyz domain!
Thanks to the internet, we’re living in a golden age for independent music. Today’s inspired young musicians have professional quality tools and can leverage platforms like SoundCloud and YouTube to spread their work. However, gaining a passionate following requires more than just catchy beats, and few artists are show their unique personality better than RVRB.xyz.
Cameron Mitchell, aka RVRB, is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter who originally rose to fame as a cast member on The Glee Project. While he departed the show early, Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy believed he “could have gone all the way to the finals”, and that raw musical talent shows in his work on RVRB.
Under the RVRB moniker, Cameron has released hit singles like NEED YOU STILL and 2faded, both of which have garnered millions of plays since they became available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play. But RVRB.xyz goes beyond Cameron’s music with unique visuals and a super cool site design that reveal more about the artist behind the pop hits, including music videos, behind-the-scenes clips, and countless personal photos that truly reveal what RVRB is like outside the studio.
If you’re a fan of RVRB you can follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Or, head to RVRB.xyz next time you’re jamming out to one of Cameron’s tunes and you have the perfect visual companion for your listening journey. Explore the mind of RVRB.xyz/a>
Whether we’re at work or at home, most of us spend significant parts of our day on the computer. While the web is filled with engaging ways to waste time, distractions and lack of organization can be a huge burden if you are trying to use the internet to get things done. If this struggle sounds all too familiar to you, then you need this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, ProgressDash.xyz.
Productivity has reached new levels of comfort and ease thanks to ProgressDash.xyz, the chrome extension that replaces your Chrome browser’s standard “new tab” screen with your own customizable Progress Dashboard. Your dashboard allows you to track time spent on tasks, keep tabs on your overall monthly and yearly work goals, and provides a full breakdown of your goal progress.
Complete with beautiful backgrounds and motivating quotes, this dashboard is built to inspire you to succeed in whatever you’re using your computer to do. Best of all, unlike many project management services and productivity tools, ProgressDash.xyz is priced at a very affordable $2. That’s it! One $2 payment and ProgressDash.xyz will give you the tools to organize your browser and transform your computer into a motivational tool rather than a tempting distraction.
ProgressDash.xyz has earned 5 stars in the Chrome web store, proof that its thousands of users just can’t get enough of their favorite new productivity tracker. Check out ProgressDash.xyz on Twitter to see why their users are head over heels in love with the service, or use the extra time you’ve saved thanks to ProgressDash.xyz to launch your next big idea in your own .xyz domain!
When we’ve accomplished something truly special, we often look back with a unique affection on the grueling journey that got us there. For drivers, runners, and fitness fanatics alike, that journey is often symbolized in a specific course which they have conquered. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday uses 3D printing to preserve their path to glory in a one-of-a-kind way; PrintMyRoute.xyz.
PrintMyRoute.xyz creates 3D printed models of exact geographic routes that can then be displayed as trophies on a shelf, framed as a 3D illustration over top of the original course, or even turned into a keyring. PrintMyRoute.xyz takes care to ensure each 3D printed route purchased is as exact as possible by allowing customers to submit their route via Under Armour’s or Strava’s popular mapping tools (or a GPX file), and backs up that quality service with custom engraving options, bespoke prints, and secure global shipping.
The 12 machines on hand at PrintMyRoute.xyz have crafted over 3,300 unique prints which together have mapped over 250,000km. Their outstanding products have been a hit among endurance athletes and fitness gurus, and the business has been praised by Cycling Weekly, Red Bull, and BikeBiz, among others. PrintMyRoute.xyz also shares beneficial articles to their community of customers right on their website; a nice added bonus from a company that already helps you find greater enjoyment in your fitness challenges.
Taking down a monster route or surviving a long marathon across seemingly endless miles of terrain is a truly special moment in any athlete’s life. With PrintMyRoute.xyz, that moment can be preserved and honored in a way that fits the reverence it holds for the person who completed it.
The internet has introduced us to many multi-talented creative individuals, and their content has gone a long way to shape the way we interact on the web. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday is one of those creators, and his personal site is a great collection of his best writing, videos, and art; UltraBrilliant.xyz.
Andy Kelly is a gaming writer by trade, penning pieces for Vice, The Guardian, PC Gamer, Kotaku, and Edge. Outside of his professional career, Andy is also a fountain of unique and addicting internet content.
Take, for example, his award-winning short film series Other Places which uses the artful scenery in video games to set an atmosphere and convey the game’s story. More of a game player than a watcher? Try Andy’s own game, Derelict, a thrilling interactive science fiction story. Love to kill time on social media? You can’t miss out on Andy’s many Twitter-based creations, from @DarkStockPhotos to the Louis Theroux Bot.
From his original writing to his unique use of social media and video games, Andy’s creative mind is truly at one with the current online zeitgeist. Nothing reflects this better than his comprehensive yet perfectly organized personal website.
“I’m someone who always has a creative project on the go, but the problem with that is keeping track of them all. So I decided to set up a website as a kind of ‘hub’ for all the nonsense I make.
As I keep making things, I’ll continue linking them on the site. It’s basically an ever-growing collection of creative endeavours, including the ones that no one likes, of which there are several.
I loved the .xyz domain as soon as I saw it. My site’s a mix of things, a taste of everything I do, and that seemed like a perfect way to express that. And, honestly, it just looks cool. Which is important too!”
– Andy Kelly, creator of UltraBrilliant.xyz
The most fun things to come from the internet arrive via creative people who look at our technology as a tool to tell stories we can all understand and enjoy. Andy is one such person, and his body of unique and endlessly fun work shines as a great inspiration for other artists to aspire to. His personal website shines as well, and is a model of the boundless possibilities you have on your own personal website.
From big budget blockbusters to animated TV shows, the amazing level of detail in today’s entertainment is evident nearly everywhere. This increase in ultra-high resolution imagery opens up a whole new world of creativity to artists, but they need to be sure that the graphics they use are top of the line. Enter this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Texturing.xyz.
Texturing.xyz is a multi-talented animation and content company that creates top of the line designs and high-res imagery at an affordable price. Texturing.xyz has samples of everything from clothing and fabrics to animals and unique facial features. Their materials are favorites for animators at top studios like Digital Domain and Goodbye Kansas, and you can search Texturing.xyz’s library of sample content easily and find prices for the pieces you’re looking to use right on the site.
Providing outstanding animation templates isn’t all Texturing.xyz does, though. If you fancy yourself a talented digital artist, you can submit the work you’ve done using Texturing.xyz’s designs to be featured on their site. Want to improve your abilities as a digital artist? Check out one of Texturing.xyz’s many helpful tutorials. Texturing.xyz even has a blog, which is updated often with behind-the-animation stories from the creators of some of the most impressive images featured on Texturing.xyz’s site.
Whether you’re a digital artist looking for new detail templates, an animator eager to improve your skills, or just a fan of great animation curious for a look at how it all gets made, Texturing.xyz has what you’re searching for. Don’t forget, you too can start an amazing journey in animation by taking the first step and getting your own .xyz website!
Advertising today is all about getting your brand noticed online. But with so many businesses competing for online ad real estate, it can be tough to get your small or indie business to stand out to the right crowd. If you’re looking to get your message to the creators and developers of the IT crowd at a price you can manage, then you need to link up with this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, MakerAds.xyz.
MakerAds.xyz is a unique online ad tool that strikes a beneficial balance between established companies and indie developers. MakerAds.xyz network is made up of paid referrers who integrate MakerAds.xyz’s platform on their site, then allow manually verified ads to run on their page. In exchange, these referrers are part of a redistribution system in which MakerAds.xyz shares 90% of the total earnings with referrers.
Larger companies pay to sponsor a limited number of ad spots, and in turn can reach over 50,000 developers and freelancers, giving them a direct line to their ideal audience. Indie makers can create ads and publish them to the ad network for free, which helps support the indie maker community and creates a more trusting relationship between larger advertisers and the community of makers they are marketing to.
MakerAds.xyz comes courtesy of the Squarecat team, who you may remember as the minds behind past #WebsiteWednesday feature LeaveMeAlone.xyz. As indie makers themselves, they know the industry and what it takes to succeed. Now, they are getting larger companies involved directly with that community, and have created an innovative system in which everyone benefits.
“The maker community asked for a way to monetise their products with advertising, but without showing visitors irrelevant or ugly ads (or having them served from big bad corporations). Since makers also often struggle with self promotion, we wanted to create something to help solve both problems.
Our main goal is to help makers advertise their products whilst also being able to benefit from our generous revenue share program. We have plans to add categories to allow makers to be even more specific about which types of products they would like to be advertising.
The next step is to continue promoting MakerAds.xyz to have more people submitting their products to the platform and more referrers. More referrers means more impressions, leading to more sponsors, and a larger amount of revenue to distribute!”
– Danielle Johnson, co-creator of MakerAds.xyz
Finding new ways to grow your your community’s reach helps not only you and the other members, but as MakerAds.xyz shows, can benefit many businesses related to your interest as well. Get all the stats and info behind this inspiring new ad platform on MakerAds.xyz or on their Product Hunt page. Or, create a site for your own indie tech idea with a .xyz domain!
One piece of advice many of us have heard since we were children is to “follow our dreams.” But following your dreams means pushing through many obstacles along the way, and sometimes those obstacles can be so intimidating you simply stop pursuing your dreams altogether. The founders of this week’s #WebsiteWednesday never accepted defeat on the path to their dreams, and now they are helping the next generation overcome their fears and push for success: Dare2Dream.xyz.
Dare2Dream.xyz is a foundation whose mission is to “improve the quality of life for youth and young adults in order to strengthen our communities both domestically and globally.” It’s founders, Harold “Lefty” Williams and his wife, Shyneefa, know that anything worth having in life is worth working for, and their resilient attitudes have helped them achieve success. Now, they’re committed to teaching that same attitude to today’s youth.
Lefty, a star basketball player who once played for the Harlem Globetrotters, didn’t have an easy path to living his dream. Lefty was a standout player in high school and college, but met his share of adversity; transferring colleges his sophomore year to be closer to his mom during her health issues, playing in numerous basketball leagues in the U.S. and abroad when he wasn’t drafted into the NBA after college, and fighting to regain his passion for the game after his grandfather passed away. Despite the hardships, he held onto his dream to play pro and finally made the Globetrotters roster in 2008. His rise to stardom was even chronicled in an exceptional piece by ESPN.
Now, Lefty and his wife Shyneefa, who both share the same hard-working, never-say-die attitude, are inspiring kids in the next generation to follow their lead and work hard to achieve their dreams.
Through ambassador programs that empower youth and help them develop healthy habits, as well as basketball and fitness camps, Dare2Dream.xyz gives youth the tools they need to push through the obstacles and hardships that stand in the way of their dreams. Dare2Dream.xyz also works closely with Lefty’s basketball team, the Harlem Dreams, which regularly holds charity shows with local organizations and donates 100% of the ticket proceeds to the organizations they are helping.
When it came time to spread Dare2Dream’s message of positivity and resilience worldwide via a website, Lefty knew the best way to do it.
“I made the Dare2Dream website on a .xyz domain because I’m always looking for something different, and .xyz stands out. I teach my kids the ABCs of basketball, so what’s more perfect than getting a domain that ends in XYZ?
People already know the ABCs of what I do, so when I saw I could have my website end with .xyz, I was like ‘That’s perfect, I have to go get that.’”
– Lefty Williams, founder of Dare2Dream.xyz
Staying focused on your goals and pushing to achieve them in the face of adversity isn’t easy, but it’s one of the most satisfying feelings in life. As Lefty and Shyneefa know, you just need the right attitude to make your dreams a reality.
If you’re an entrepreneur in 2019, you’re likely thinking about how your work or business can reach a global network of potential customers and partners. Fortunately, you can take a tip from this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, NathanGao.xyz. Though based in China, Nathan Gao shows how to leverage your .xyz domain to take your work global.
Nathan is a Senior UX Designer at MING Labs, a multi-national design company whose outstanding work has been praised by their many notable clients, including Bosch, Lufthansa, and Mann+Hummel. As for Nathan himself, he has also previously worked on UX/UI design for major clients like McDonald’s, Michael Kors, and Vodafone.
His unique artistic approach can be seen on NathanGao.xyz, particularly in the online campaign he helped construct for Sobha Hartland. Sobha is a an ambitious project aiming to build lavish villas and luxury apartments near the Dubai Water Canal, which is surrounded by 2.4 million square feet of greenery. Nathan helped redesign Sobha’s corporate site and added a new UI that enticed businesses and residents to move into the property.
Though his company may work in multiple countries around the world, Nathan is able to have his work reach each one thanks to his international .xyz domain and his memorable personal website. Stay up on the latest work from Nathan via his LinkedIn, or follow in his footsteps and get YourName.xyz today.
Thanks to digital graphics and design, modern art has been taken to mind-bendingly cool new levels. Our #WebsiteWednesday this week, Rosch.xyz, is one of the most talented connoisseurs of this new illustration technology, and his work with Nike and Redbull is sure to inspire your creative side.
Ronny Schmidt, aka Rosch, is a Berlin based 3D artist who utilizes his skills to create vibrant, captivating animations both for commercial clients and as personal creative projects. Rosch freelanced for years before starting his current position as 3D Director of CATK studio, and his client list includes internationally recognized brands like Nike, Google, Balenciaga, Red Bull IBM, Chanel, HBO, MTV, and Mercedes Benz.
His installation for Nike as part of their Strike Series was a visual exploration of athletes in motion, using suspended 3D blocks to create unique outlines of bodies in action. If you are a music fan, you’ll really enjoy the video shorts Rosch created for Red Bull Music’s 20Before17, which utilizes music production-inspired imagery to paint a picture of the creative process behind music composition. His work for MTV as part of their Grouphug campaign will leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling, as the video spot celebrates the vibrant color of friendship and sharing.
“My inspiration to create Rosch.xyz was simply to have a nice online portfolio showcasing my work as a 3D artist/director.
The reason why I chose a .xyz domain was mainly because the x, y and z axis play a very important role in my work as a 3d artist – so it was more than fitting to choose this special domain extension.”
– Ronny Schmidt, creator of Rosch.xyz
There are countless creative individuals coming online today that are eager to share their impressive talents and unique perspectives with the world. Luckily for these artists, .xyz is there to help them build a portfolio on which they can broadcast their abilities to a worldwide audience, just as Rosch has with Rosch.xyz. If you’re craving more of Rosch’s work, check him out on Twitter and Instagram. To get started on your creative journey, follow in Rosch’s footsteps and get your personal portfolio started on a .xyz domain today.