Hannah W will break out into song at any moment.

Front-end Web Developer

Hannah can’t get enough of coding, except when she’s cooing over her adorable Shih Tzu, Ella or making delicious dishes and DIY-crafts. A Briton who came to the U.S. in 2013, she’s already seen many miles of her adopted country, thanks to a five-week, cross-country road trip. Her experience includes developing responsive and e-commerce websites (on the Umbraco and WordPress CMS platforms), social media and email campaigns, as well as SEO and cross-platform testing. She joined Taylor in April 2014 to expand our active in-house digital capabilities.

Before Taylor: Worked as a front-end developer at ADC Marketing Group and a developer at Medialink, both in Liverpool, UK. Graduated Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, UK, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Internet Computing. Her areas of study included: programming, software development, virtual worlds, forensic computing and network security.

Recommended digital field trips: InstagramMashable, CodePen, Codrops

Favorite IRL field trips: California, Portugal

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A VR World of Wonder

I recently discovered Google Cardboard, a pair of Virtual Reality glasses built out of cardboard (and your iPhone). My first experience was quite life-changing. OK, that may be a little over-dramatic, but it certainly impacted me in a strong way. My first viewing was of a food drop to refugees in the middle of South… Read More

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Could you live without technology for a month?

One man did just that. E.J. Támara went for a full month without technology. He spent the month on the Saint James Way, which is an ancient pilgrimage route in Spain. He wrote about the difficulties he faced and the challenges of not being “connected” as well as the positive impact it had on him.… Read More

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How Are Your Carving Skills?

No, I don’t mean carving a turkey! I’m talking about wood carving skills. This nifty power-glove lets you carve wood and stone with your fingers. The power-glove, called Happaratus, was created by Morten Grønning as part of a graduation project at the Royal College of Art. The glove has small sanding tips on the end… Read More

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Transforming the Whiteboard

We all know the whiteboard has long been of value for learning, mapping out ideas, doodling the hours away, planning next steps, the list goes on. However, as technology advances and almost every gadget is now bluetooth compatible or wireless, the whiteboard hasn’t kept up, especially the ones that come in a wall paint form.… Read More

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Who Will You Be?

Scrolling through Mashable, I came across a new Kickstarter campaign for a startup called MashMe. The software turns you into an animated character using just a webcam. You simply stand/sit in front of it, talk, and make gestures that are replaced with an animated character in real time. You can be anything from a robot… Read More

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Barbie’s on Instagram!

As a big Barbie fan, I was delighted to find that Miss Barbie has her very own Instagram account. Okay, I guess she isn’t really posting her own selfies, but the Barbie team at Mattel sure makes it feel like she is! Barbie looks to be on more adventures than the rest of us and… Read More

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Looking for a dog?

Source: Mashable Meet Spot, Google’s robot dog that has actions so realistic, it’s slightly disturbing. A friend shared this post with me from Mashable, featuring a 2-minute video released by Google-acquired Boston Dynamics Lab demonstrating robot abuse (it seems). There was no further explanation into what the reasoning for the video was, but watching a robotic dog stay upright… Read More

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It’s The Little Things

Trawling back through my Twitter account, I stumbled upon an old tweet I’d posted with a link to an article about the visual identity for the smallest cafe in North America: La Distributrice in Montréal, Quebec. I loved it then and looking back now, I love it more. The simplicity of the design and use of… Read More

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A lot of Money for Eleanor Rigby

As a Liverpudlian, or should I say in more common terms, a “scouser,” I like to keep close to my roots, staying on top of the news and daily updates from Liverpool. Last week on Twitter, I came across this interesting sculpture of Eleanor Rigby made of a million pounds worth of bank notes that was… Read More