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We are Blend Interactive

We make complex websites better, accessible, clear, effective, consistent, flexible, manageable

Why choose Blend?

So, what makes us so unique? The real question is: how can we help guide you through your complex web and content problems?

WE EMBRACE CHALLENGE

It doesn’t matter how complex your design or implementation project is. You’ll leave with a sense of order and understanding.

WE’RE ON YOUR TEAM

There’s no need to worry about communication problems: we work best when we’re part of a cohesive team — either alongside a marketing partner or serving as integration lead, internal or distributed.

WE’RE ADVOCATES FROM START TO FINISH

Above everything, we advocate for you and your audiences. We help make decisions that lead to sustainable, maintainable, and user-focused web projects.

Featured work.

Our goal — with every project — is to make YOUR goals easier to achieve.

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Partnering Toward a Fresh New Credit Union Design

Relationships matter, especially in the world of federal credit unions. Thankfully, partnerships are what we specialize in at Blend — and it was a partnership with SELCO that led to a fresh, beautiful new site.

A Fresh Look for a Minnesota Institution

Updating the design for Minnesota State University Mankato in a way that didn’t remake the entire website.

Iterative Technical Planning: A Smoother Development Cycle

Gradual technical scoping leads to a more informed — and smoother running — project. Here’s how we did it.

The Web Project Guide

A guide to understanding the web design and development process. Buy the book, read each chapter, or listen to the podcast!

Digital Optimization at Blend

Blend maintains a website's progress and performance after launch through our Digital Optimization practice.

News and thoughts from Blend Interactive.

One of Blend’s core values is a dedication to advocacy and progress — to expand upon and give back to the community that fuels us.

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Umbraco 10 — What’s New

Alasdair Selmes

Umbraco 10 is the newest release for Umbraco’s CMS. Our Umbraco team breaks down what this new version means for site editors and developers.

July 2, 2022

Karla’s European Vacation: Attending Codegarden 2022

Karla Santi

Business “vacations” are never really vacations — after all, vacations typically involve some kind of rest. Our CEO, Karla Santi, recently traveled to Denmark to attend Umbraco’s Codegarden and, while she came back without a voice and a definite lack of sleep, she said it was worth every minute.

June 30, 2022

Episode 8: Gather Insight From Your Metrics (w/ Jon Crowley) Off-site link

Corey and Deane talk about the first time they tracked analytics on their blogs in the early 2000s. Then, Jon Crowley, Senior Vice President of Strategy at Diamond Marketing Group, talks to us about the balance between data and insights — how to focus on questions rather than raw numbers, how to look for answers rather than “trying to be correct,” and a when we can take data at face value. (He also gives us a tour of his shoe collection.)

June 15, 2022 | The Web Project Guide Podcast

Flexibility First: Designing for Mobile and Beyond

Sam Otis Corey Vilhauer

There’s a lot more to building a mobile-friendly and responsive site than just saying the words “mobile-first” and willing it into being. What does it mean? How is it done? In this article, we take a look at the process behind designing for mobile.

May 26, 2022

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