News & Thoughts

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

“The Art of Content Management” — Insert Content Here

    Deane Barker
  • May. 29 2015

Our own Deane Barker was featured on this week’s episode of Lullabot’s Insert Content Here, talking about the art of content management.

“Small CS: A Shoestring Approach to Content Strategy” — Now What? Conference 2015

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Apr. 30 2015

The discussion around content strategy is framed by large examples, but it’s also the work of regional organizations, small universities, and mom and pop stores. Corey Vilhauer talks about how to take it on.

“Introducing the Blend Web Operations Framework” — Now What? Conference 2015

    Deane Barker
  • Apr. 30 2015

Effective web operations is often treated as something of a minor miracle — we’re not sure how it gets done, but we stumble through it somehow. Deane Barker outlines Blend's “Web Operations Framework.”

 

What is Content Integration?

    Deane Barker
  • Apr. 27 2015

Making an attempt to invent a definition for a large chunk of what we do each day at Blend: content integration.

Blend Named Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business

  • Apr. 22 2015

Blend is third organization from South Dakota to be named for the honor by the League of American Bicyclists 

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.

“How to Prepare Your Site for Migration” — Webinar

    Deane Barker
  • Mar. 26 2015

With the recent CMS platform mergers, many organizations are looking at moving off their current CMS and onto something new. Deane Barker explains what you can expect.

“Smarter Responsive Design” — Sioux Falls Content Strategy Meetup

  • Mar. 25 2015

Sam Otis talks about responsive design, the messy needs of navigation, and how we can improve the user experience of mobile devices.

“Taming Asynchronicity with Promises” — Sioux Falls Developers Group

    Bob Davidson
  • Mar. 04 2015

What are promises and how can they be managed? Bob Davidson from Blend Interactive discussed this new fascination of the Javascript community during the most recent Sioux Falls Developers Group.

Structured Content the Right Way

    Joe Kepley
  • Jan. 31 2015

Blobs. Chunks. WYSIWYG vs. structured content. There are two ends to the spectrum, and we discuss how to land somewhere in the middle, providing a quality editing experience while still keeping the constructs of structured content front and center.

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