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Design

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”? 

Spinning Pixels into Websites: Design Thinking from Three Angles

    Sam Otis
  • Dec. 12 2013

The design process is often shrouded in mystery. But while legends prop up the mystical “creative” and its magical design abilities, web design thrives on a much more grounded approach.

An Introduction to Mobile First Design

    Ryan Velgersdyk
  • Jun. 21 2013

People should always have access to all content on all devices, all the time. The trick is showing that content in an intuitive and user-friendly way. This is the story of how Iterate was born using mobile first design.

Blend Wins the Trifecta for Texas Christian University

  • Mar. 20 2013

Blend Interactive honored at South Dakota Advertising Federation ADDY Awards.

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