News & Thoughts

From announcements to deep-dive blog posts, here’s the pulse of what Blend is thinking.

Blend Introduces Summer Hours

  • May. 31 2018

In an effort to spread a bit of summer cheer, Blend is officially implementing Summer Hours. More sun. More fun. Shorter Friday hours.

Now What? Workshops 2018 Recap

  • May. 11 2018

We’ve put away the signage. We’ve cleaned up the office. Now, it’s time to take a deep breath, exhale, and look back on another successful Now What? Workshops.

A Strong Start to 2018 with Episerver

  • Mar. 23 2018

Developer Bob Davidson earns his Commerce Certification, while joining Blend lead developer Joshua Folkerts as a CMS Certified developer. Joshua and Deane Barker attended Episerver Ascend. Then, Deane Barker attended Episerver’s EMVP Summit. A busy Episerver month altogether, we’d say.

Understanding Customers: Data, Journeys and Insights

    Jon Crowley
  • Feb. 27 2018

In advance of Now What? Workshops, we’re featuring short interviews with our smart and wonderful workshop speakers. This week, we talk to Jon Crowley about analytics and metrics — and how to use metrics to make better content decisions.

Web Accessibility: A Primer

  • Feb. 21 2018

Web accessibility has become a legal hot topic, but it’s also integral to creating a useful and usable web presence. This primer is designed to help you get a high-level view of what web accessibility is, how it affects your customers, and a little bit about what can be done to make sure our sites are accessible for everyone.

Build Your Digital Writing Toolbox

    Scott Kubie
  • Jan. 30 2018

In advance of Now What? Workshops, we’re featuring short interviews with our smart and wonderful workshop speakers. This week, we talk to Scott Kubie about the idea of a digital writing toolbox — and what a toolbox does to help writers get better footing and facilitate collaboration.

On Attending Workshops

  • Jan. 24 2018

In advance of Now What? Workshops, we wanted to talk a little about why workshops are the best, complete with an interview from a former workshop attendee — Mel Peterson of Diamond Mowers.

Content Structure: An Editor’s Perspective

    Laura Creekmore
  • Jan. 12 2018

In advance of Now What? Workshops, we’re featuring short interviews with our smart and wonderful workshop speakers. This week, we talk to Laura Creekmore about the basics of content structure, editorial structure, and how it helps both streamline and standardize the content we create for our site users.

Now What? Conference is now Now What? Workshops

  • Dec. 08 2017

What started nearly six years ago as a dream to gather some of the web's brightest minds — and to shine a spotlight on the city we love — has moved and shifted and evolved. This is Now What? Workshops.

Corey Vilhauer on The Write Now Podcast

  • Dec. 05 2017

Blend's User Experience Architect Corey Vilhauer was a guest on The Write Now Podcast with Sarah Werner this week, where the two of them discussed everything from how live changes the writing process to how to find a voice through practice and failure.

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