News & Thoughts

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

Content Management

Rationality in CMS implementation planning

  • Deane Barker
  • Jul. 06 2016

You do not need to surrender your entire project to a content management system. Chief strategy officer Deane Barker explains.

Flying Squirrel Book Hits the Market

  • May. 27 2016

Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices by Deane Barker explains CMS ecosystem. 

 

Where Content Management is Going

  • Deane Barker
  • Mar. 31 2016

Web content management is constantly in a state of flux. As a discipline, it rides on the back of the Internet itself, and as the Internet landscape changes, content management changes with it. As part of Web Content Management, Deane Barker talks about where the industry is going.

“Content at the Edges” — eZ Conference 2015

  • Deane Barker
  • Nov. 06 2015

It is often assumed that a CMS acts as a restraint on content. Chief Strategy Officer Deane Barker headed to eZ Conference 2015 to keynote and talk about the serious challenges some companies still face in distributing content through other channels.

“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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

Never Fall for a Custom CMS. Ever.

  • Deane Barker
  • May. 20 2014

The dangers — and the myth — of the custom, home-grown content management system.

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