News & Thoughts

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


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.

Tools, Dependence, and My War with the Road

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Sep. 04 2015

A crash. A revelation. A few thoughts on what happens when our tools fail us - and how we can start to become better learners.

Corey Vilhauer Featured in “25 Hottest Web Design Techniques”

  • Aug. 10 2015

A better web means a better experience for everyone. Users should be able to reach what they need without worrying about how they're accessing the internet. Our user experience strategist Corey Vilhauer put his spin on this list of 25 techniques.

Professional Women Building Relationships Through Tennis

  • Jun. 02 2015

CEO Karla Santi featured in Sioux Falls Business Journal.

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.

Karla Santi Named One of Prairie Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40

  • Dec. 17 2014

Blend CEO Karla Santi joins 39 others on the annual 40 Under 40 list.

Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Nov. 26 2013

User Experience Strategist Corey Vilhauer is featured in a new book from Smashing Magazine: Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design.

Prioritizing Content Strategy for the Small Business

    Corey Vilhauer
  • May. 30 2013

Running a small business or non-profit organization is a constant negotiation between resources and progress. And often, the most important resource we have is a simple one: time.

Start Searching with Solr

  • Mar. 15 2013

Solr has quickly become one of the most popular search engines available. In this article from Web and PHP Magazine, Tyler Harms walks us through giving us even easier access through Solarium.

eZ Publish 5 Tutorial

    Joe Kepley
  • Mar. 02 2013

A series of blog posts covering the basics of building a site on the Symfony components of eZ Publish 5.

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