News & Thoughts

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

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.

CEO Karla Santi Joins Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Nov. 02 2017

There’s a value in not just understanding the city and state you are a part of, but also participating in it. With that in mind, Blend CEO Karla Santi has been busy acting as Blend’s ambassador across the Sioux Falls area, all starting with her appointment to the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Blend Interactive Welcomes New Partners

  • Oct. 23 2017

Blend Interactive is excited to announce an expansion in its ownership, with the addition of Jessica Hutchinson and Joshua Folkerts as partners in the company.

A Recap of Sam Otis’ “Click to Continue”

    Sam Otis and Corey Vilhauer
  • Oct. 06 2017

On Wednesday, we were led down a path of conventions and interfaces — from the first computers, to the future of how we interact with technology — as the Sioux Falls Content + Design Group participated in Sioux Falls Design Week with a presentation by Blend’s senior designer, Sam Otis, on the past and future of graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

 

Road Update: August and September 2017

    Blend Interactive
  • Sep. 21 2017

Five weeks can go by pretty quickly, and when most of Blend seems to be making appearances at conferences and events, it’s easy to lose track of where we’ve gone. So, allow us to look back at the past five weeks. 

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