CMS Implementation

Thoughtful and reliable custom .NET CMS implementations — built to solve complex content problems.

A part of your team, no matter the scale.

There’s a tendency for development to seem complex and rigid. On the contrary: web development should focus on the person — the editor, the site visitor, and the future developer.

At Blend, we build sites for the future. This means your site isn’t complex and rigid: it’s built to be extensible, adaptable, and prepared for whatever comes next.

This also means our team is just as extensible and adaptable — we fit your project where you need it most, whether it's a full-scope, start-to-finish design implementation, or consultation with your existing development team for advanced installs and integrations.

All the good ideas in one place.

While we specialize in .NET CMS implementations from Optimizely and Umbraco, your project benefits from decades of experience across the content management landscape — from Drupal and Wordpress to Sitecore and Contentful.

What does this mean for your project? It means a cross-polination of ideas, concepts, and best practices. Your audiences deserve more than a one-trick pony — we make sure you’re getting the exact solutions you need.

Coaching and co-development.

Sometimes you don’t need a full development project. Sometimes you just need a little help. Our history and experience developing custom Optimizely (formerly Episerver) and Umbraco solutions equips us to provide top-shelf co-development alongside your existing development team.

Our goal is to set you up for success — both with this engagement and beyond.

Related work.

Check out some of the work we’ve done in the field of .NET implementation.

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A Progressive Trade Show App that Connected Without Connectivity

Using Umbraco Heartcore, Blend helped Raven Industries create a trade show application that allowed for easy editorial access while being completely internet-free under the trade show tent.

Moving a Bank from Design to Umbraco Implementation

Western State Bank had a design that needed to be implemented within Umbraco. Thankfully, that’s exactly what Blend was able to help them do.

Resources on .NET development.

We’ve written at length, both here and beyond, on .NET development.

How Code Rots (and What To Do About It)

Just like humans, animals, and opinions, websites age. This means — again, just like humans, animals, and opinions — websites need to be cared for. Here are a few thoughts on how to manage and prevent "code rot."

October 28, 2022

2022 OMVP Summit Review

Bob Davidson

The Optimizely Most Valuable Professional (OMVP) program is designed to promote collaboration and expertise among Optimizely developers. This year was Bob's first year as an OMVP — and these are his thoughts.

October 21, 2022

The Web Project Guide on Agile Digital Transformation Off-site link

The Web Project Guide’s Corey Vilhauer and Deane Barker joined Tim Butara and the Agile Digital Transformation podcast to talk about the process of writing the book, the web project process itself, and the role of agility when moving toward a successful launch.

September 29, 2022 | The Web Project Guide

Sunsetting Umbraco 7: Your Path to Upgrading

Content management systems — like all software applications — are living, breathing systems of code and design. Here's what to do to ensure your Umbraco install doesn't fall behind as Version 7 is sunsetted in 2023.

September 13, 2022

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