Thoughts

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

Corey Vilhauer Featured in “25 Hottest Web Design Techniques”

  • Aug. 10 2015

A better web means a better experience for everyone. Users should be able to reach what they need without worrying about how they're accessing the internet. Our user experience strategist Corey Vilhauer put his spin on this list of 25 techniques.

Kill Your Processes

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Apr. 05 2015

The small details and the specific tools definitely matter. But there’s a need to break away from tools and begin learning to act on the fly.

The Rule of Firsts

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Dec. 30 2014

Mobile first. Content first. Users first. Which one is really meant to be first – and what do we mean when we say “first” in the first place?

“Web 101: Planning a Website” — Falls Foundry

    Karla Santi, Corey Vilhauer, and Stephanie Uher
  • Sep. 09 2014

Three Blend representatives discussed what it takes to plan a website from three different angles: content, design, and development.

The Web of Questions

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Dec. 12 2013

Our web is a complicated web, because people are complicated beings. So we depend on asking questions – for clarity, yes, but also for education and inclusion.

Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Nov. 26 2013

User Experience Strategist Corey Vilhauer is featured in a new book from Smashing Magazine: Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design.

Prioritizing Content Strategy for the Small Business

    Corey Vilhauer
  • May. 30 2013

Running a small business or non-profit organization is a constant negotiation between resources and progress. And often, the most important resource we have is a simple one: time.

“Empathy: Content Strategy’s Hidden Deliverable” — CS Forum 2012 Recap

  • Oct. 29 2012

We cannot assume all of our clients, co-workers or bosses understand our work. We must have patience. We must be teachers. We must work with empathy.

Empathy and Content Strategy

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Oct. 11 2012

Our goal as web practitioners is to create a site that’s easy for the end user to navigate and participate within. But are we ensuring the same thing for the site’s editors?

“The Myth of the Perfect Methodology” — Corey Vilhauer at Confab 2012

    Corey Vilhauer
  • May. 16 2012

Every novice content strategist searches for the perfect content strategy, and every experienced content strategist fights to keep his or hers relevant. But can the always-changing process ever be complete?

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