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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Florida DEM: Blue Sky Grey Sky

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Moving the State Into the Friendly CMS

Working with an agency partner, Blend moved the South Dakota Department of Revenue into a new site on Umbraco.

Resources on .NET development.

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

Multitenant Episerver Sites on IIS Express

Bob Davidson

IIS Express allows for fast, license-free local development. But, it has its downsides as well. Blend's Director of Development Bob Davidson explains how to navigate IIS Express in order to bind multiple Episerver sites and languages in this Coding with Bob video.

January 14, 2022

Making the Choice Between Umbraco and Wordpress

Joe Kepley

At Blend, we try to be selective about the technologies we work with: we strive to pick the right tool for the right job; given a client's budget, needs, and long-term goals, we want to use the content management system (CMS) that best fits their needs. 

January 6, 2022

Optimizely Release Notes — November / December 2021

Bob Davidson

The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Optimizely's products in November and December 2021.

January 3, 2022

Umbraco 9 - What's New

Joe Kepley

Umbraco 9 is one of the largest releases from the CMS. Our CTO, Joe Kepley, breaks down what this new version means for site editors.

November 15, 2021

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