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.
Check out some of the work we’ve done in the field of .NET implementation.
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.
What is DXP Really Going to Do For You?
So ... what IS DXP? And how do you navigate the different forms and add-ons available within a digital experience platform (DXP)? Blend CTO Joe Kepley discusses the ins and outs of DXP, including how to prioritize the rollout of new features.
Episode 17: Plan for Hosting (w/ Elias Lundmark) Off-site link
Corey asks Deane a brutally honest question: as non-developers, why should we care about hosting at all? Then, Elias Lundmark, product manager for cloud hosting at Optimizely, joins us to talk about website hosting in common terms — cloud versus on-premises, the reality (and politics) of “five 9s,” and the things you need to understand before choosing a hosting provider or vendor offering.
Optimizely Release Notes — January-February 2023
The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Optimizely's products from January and February 2023.
When is Headless the Right Solution: A Guide to Going Headless
If you’ve looked into building or upgrading a website in the last few years, you may have heard about “headless” content management systems (CMS). But what is a "headless" system? And, more importantly, when is it the right solution?