Dave Rodriguez presents at the April 9, 2014 meetup of the Toledo Web Professionals

Exploring the New Frontier of Front-End Development

Last week it was our pleasure to host another meeting of the Toledo Web Professionals. Over 25 members of the local web development community joined us April 9 in the Hanson Treehouse for pizza and a presentation by our Director of Front-End Development, Dave Rodriguez, on “Front-End Development: IN SPAAAAAACE!”
View from the floor of KBIS 2014, photo by Mike Osswald

Connected Technology in the Home: A Report from IBS & KBIS 2014

A few weeks ago, I wrote a primer on the Internet of Things. Around the same time, I had the opportunity to attend the combined NKBA Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) / NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) Feb. 4-6 in Las Vegas. One of my goals at the show was to seek out internet-connected products/appliances/fixtures for the home, and see if anything looks really promising. By promising, what I was really looking for was “open connectivity” across all sorts of devices for the home directly from the big manufacturers that exhibit at these shows.
Hanson clients win 2013 Addy Awards

Hanson Clients Celebrated at the 2013 Toledo Addy Awards

Hanson clients were front and center at the Advertising Club of Toledo’s annual “AddyJam” last week. Amid live music, dancing and hors d'oeuvre noshing, the local ad club handed out awards honoring traditional and digital design work submitted by Toledo-area creatives.
mobile friendly websites will win in 2013

Make 2013 the Year Your Brand Goes Mobile

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for your brand? With 2013 predicted to be the year that more people access the internet via mobile devices than a PC, it’s fair to say that if your site isn’t mobile optimized yet, now is the time to do it...