Thoughts

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

So ... What Is Discovery?

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Mar. 06 2020

Building a website is like building a house — each decision is built upon the decisions that came before. Just as an architect doesn’t just throw a number at you and begin working on blueprints, we don’t begin working on a project until we fully understand the scope. We do that through our discovery process.

NEJS CONF 2019 Recap

    Michael Todd
  • Aug. 19 2019

Blend's own Michael Todd, a UI Developer and native Nebraskan, traveled to Omaha for the very last NEJS CONF. He came away with a few tricks of the trade to bring back, plus a spring in his step.

Brookings Health named top 5% in the nation for their website

  • May. 20 2019

The Brookings Health System website has been recognized as top 5% in the nation as a Gold winner in the 2019 Aster Awards competition after redesign in partnership with Blend Interactive.

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.

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).

 

Preparing for and Participating in the Web Design Process

    Weston Burkhardt
  • Mar. 10 2017

Tips — from a web designer — on how to get the most out of your website redesign.

“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.

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.

Three Ways You Can Create Responsive Content

  • May. 13 2014

In most marketing scenarios, the visitor is unknown to you — their session is anonymous. How, then, do you achieve “anonymous personalization”? 

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