Do you see yourself as a real do-it-yourselfer? WonderHowTo.com is an online community of do-it-yourselfers, and a place to find the best how-to videos and articles on the web, covering just about every topic imaginable. According to Wonder How To:
WonderHowTo provides more than 170,000 how-to videos & articles from more than 17,000 specialized creators, spanning 35 vertical categories and 424 sub-categories. Our strategy for growth is to empower our intellectually-curious community… Human curation remains central to our relentless focus on quality. In the past year, because we marvel at the mindbending innovation endemic to the How-To space, our front page has evolved from showcasing the best How-To of the day, to (now) systematically reporting the real time news events of all things DIY.
How-to videos and articles can be searched for or browsed by category. There is a community section where you can meet other users, vote on submissions, find and create play lists, and more. There is also a Worlds section where you can go further in-depth on specific topics. Firefox users can install a video sidebar that displays how-to videos relevant to any website you happen to be on. Wonder How To is taking submissions of articles and Worlds.
Would you like to do something creative but need a little inspiration? CreativeFan.com is your online resource for inspiration, resources, and tutorials covering all things creative. According to CreativeFan:
CreativeFan is a creative media network focusing on providing the highest quality resources, articles, roundups, tutorials and inspiration for creative fields. CreativeFan posts daily updates in fields such as graphic design, web design, audio, music, video, computer graphics, and photography… CreativeFan posts daily articles, resource roundups, inspiration, freebies and wallpapers, in order to help and inspire creative professionals from around the world.
CreativeFan is divided into the following sections: Articles, Blogging, Freebies, How-To, Inspiration, and Tools. Feeling really creative? CreativeFan is looking for submissions of articles and tutorials.
Do you need help figuring out how to accomplish something? Would a simple ho to video help? iHowToVideos.com is a website that post the best how to videos from all over the interwebs, all in one place. According to ihowtovideos:
This how to video site started because we wanted to have a place where helpful instructional videos could be found easily. While other websites may have a larger collection of How to Videos and Tutorials, they aren’t always the most helpful. Our ideal is to find how to videos we watched and found to be the most informative – not a time wasting exercise. The how to videos here are pulled from other sites and vary in length. Sometimes it takes only a few seconds to explain how to do something – sometimes it takes several minutes. Our guideline is to post videos that do a good job, no matter how long (or short) it takes. As you can see, we are interested in a variety of topics. The how to video tutorials we post here aren’t limited to a specific interest or category; we post videos ranging from How to Make An Origami Spaceship or How to Brand Your Business.
Categories include: Art, Beauty, Business, Cars, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Fashion & Style, Feature, Food, Games, Health, Home, Internet, Legal, Leisure, Life Tips, Marriage, Parenting & Family, Pets, Spirituality, travel, and wedding.
Do you need some work done at you house? Would you like to do it yourself to save a little money or just for the sense of accomplishment? DoItYourself.com is a website that posts all the instructions and information you’ll need to tackle just about any home improvement project. According to DoItYourself.com:
DoItYourself.com is the leading independent home improvement and home repair website… In addition to its extraordinarily broad list of topics, it operates the most active home improvement forums on the Internet, enabling consumers to get personalized advice from professionals in over 100 subjects. DoItYourself.com was established… with a goal to provide consumers with unbiased home improvement and repair information in a community environment… With comprehensive how-to content and expertly moderated community forums DoItYourself.com makes it easy to tackle even the most complex home improvement projects.
In addition to all the great how-to articles, there are also Interactive How-to’s and lots of videos. Is your home improvement project too big or too complex to tackle yourself even with all the great information on the site? DoItYourself.com also includes a Find a Contractor feature.
How would you like to use a Wii remote for playing games on your iPhone? Perhaps you could find a use for a hidden water gun controlled by wireless remote? Would you like to build an interactive beer pong table with flashing lights? HackaDay.com is a blog that “serves up fresh hacks each day, every day from around the web and a special How-To hack each week.”
Hack a Day has a Tool Review section and a Parts Guide to help you find the right parts and tools to complete your hack. There is also an Answers section where you can ask any question and get answers from the Hack a Day community. Have you done any good hacks yourself? Hack a Day takes reader submissions so you can send it in and share it with everyone.
eHow.com is a website that explains how to do just about anything imaginable through both articles and videos, all for free. According to eHow:
eHow.com is an online community dedicated to providing visitors like you the ability to research, share, and discuss instructional solutions that help complete day-to-day tasks and projects. We combine the experiential knowledge of certified experts with the practical knowledge of everyday people to help you discuss, plan, and complete things… Our library has more than 1 million articles and 170,000 high-quality videos, written and produced by experts, and also, by people just like you – people who’ve figured out how to complete a variety of tasks, simple and complex, and are willing to share their knowledge.
Categories include: Arts & Entertainment, Business, Careers & Work, Cars, Computers, Culture & Society, Education, Electronics, Fashion, Style & Personal Care, Food & Drink, Health, Hobbies, Games & Toys, Holidays & Celebrations, Home & Garden, Internet, Legal, Parenting, Parties & Entertaining, Personal Finance, Pets, Relationships & Family, Sports & Fitness, Travel, and Weddings. If you need more help eHow also includes discussion forums.
Do you need to accomplish something quick? Only have five minutes? 5Min.com is website with tens of thousands of short instructional videos, covering just about every imaginable topic, that explain how to do things in five minutes or less. According to 5min:
There are many sites out there offering videos, but finding a video that simply explains how to do something can sometimes be a hard task when you’re surrounded by heaps of TV show clips, dudes lip-syncing to pop ballads and exploding Mentos videos. 5min is a site entirely dedicated to short instructional videos. You can easily find what you’re looking for by browsing the different categories or using the search bar. Better yet, you can watch whichever videos you’re after with our nifty Smart Player!
Categories include: Arts, Business, Extreme, Fashion, Fitness, Food Games, Health, Home, Music, Parenting, People, Pets, Spiritual, Sports, Tech, Travel, Wheels, Life, Tips, Knowledge, and Video Games.
Does your dog need to go potty right now but the grounds so cold he refuses to go out? Do you know how to make dog boots in ten minutes? Have an extra mattress but need an extra couch? At Instructables.com you can learn to make just about anything. According to Instructables:
Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others.
Instructions take the form of answers, guides, instructions, slide shows, and videos. Categories include art, craft, food, games, green, home, kids, life, music, off beat, outdoors, pets, photo, ride, science, and tech. If you know how to do something not already covered you can submit instructions. Need more help? There are also forums.