News & Thoughts

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

Development

Blend and Episerver Celebrate Ten Years as Partners

  • Nov. 14 2018

Ten years ago, a long-lasting partnership between Blend Interactive and Episerver officially began. Together, we’ve been through several versions, dozens of new sites, and a lot of change.

A Strong Start to 2018 with Episerver

  • Mar. 23 2018

Developer Bob Davidson earns his Commerce Certification, while joining Blend lead developer Joshua Folkerts as a CMS Certified developer. Joshua and Deane Barker attended Episerver Ascend. Then, Deane Barker attended Episerver’s EMVP Summit. A busy Episerver month altogether, we’d say.

Blend Developers Earn Episerver Certification

  • May. 18 2017

Josh, Bob, and Stephanie prove their development skills are at top level by passing Episerver certification exam. 

Always Be Learning: 2016 South Dakota Code Camp Report

  • Nov. 15 2016

More than a hundred local developers — including a contingent from Blend Interactive  came together recently to participate in the 2016 South Dakota Code Camp.

“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.

There Won't Be An Ad Blocker War

    Joe Kepley
  • Sep. 21 2015

People seem to have really taken notice of ad blocking. But despite the worries of publishers – and the ethics behind ad blocking – those who are basking in their newly fast web will quickly lose the war.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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