Thoughts

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

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.

First, Find Someone to Run the Business

    Deane Barker
  • Nov. 13 2014

Owning Blend Interactive for the last decade has taught me something important: (1) practicing your craft and (2) running a business, are two very different things.

You Want Collaboration, Not Workflow

    Deane Barker
  • Jun. 01 2014

The CMS sales cycle always talks about workflow like it’s a magic bullet for any of our content problems. But it’s usually not workflow we want — it’s collaboration.

“COPEing Mechanisms: The Peril and Promise of Create Once, Publish Everywhere” — Now What? Conference 2014

    Deane Barker
  • Apr. 24 2014

An examination of NPR’s COPE strategy, as presented by Deane Barker at Now What? Conference 2014 on April 24, 2014

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.

“Charting a New Course — Why the CEO Matters More Than the Developer”

    Deane Barker
  • Oct. 26 2013

Knowing how to management content on your site is essential for online success, but duplicating the creation of a CMS is often a waste of time. Learn how to choose and properly manage content in this keynote address.

What Makes Developers Really Great?

    Deane Barker
  • Sep. 17 2013

How to stay attractive — and relevant — when on the open development market.

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 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?

Everyone Wants a Number

    Deane Barker
  • Aug. 17 2012

The struggle between trying to help provide a number for a future budget before the scope of the project has been defined.

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