What We Implement

Our main focus is content-heavy websites with challenges involving content modeling, retrieval, and workflow.

Custom Solutions for Some Great CMS Partners

Our main focus is content-heavy websites with challenges involving content modeling, retrieval, and workflow. We have a unique ability to fit a platform to a client’s specific requirements allowing us to “cross-pollinate” best practices from one platform to another.

We are primarily a .NET development shop, with focus on the following systems:

Episerver

Blend has been working with Episerver since 2008 and has been named Episerver Partner of the Year.

Blend is a Premium Solution Partner — the highest level possible in the United States — with three Episerver certified developers on staff: Bob Davidson (Ecommerce), Chris Wahl (CMS), and Joshua Folkerts (CMS and Ecommerce), who is also an Episerver MVP.

Umbraco

Umbraco — an open-source .NET content management system — is designed to provide a free and open content management environment with an intuitive editing experience.

And, Umbraco is backed by a strong ecosystem of professional and skilled developers. We're so excited about Umbraco that Deane has been a featured speaker at the last two Codegardens — the unofficial global Umbraco conference — in Copenhagen.

And Beyond...

Additionally, we have held certifications and partnerships in dozens of other systems, from Sitecore and Drupal, to eZ Systems and Contentful.

In fact, co-founder Deane Barker wrote the book on the subject: Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices

Choosing a content management system (CMS) for your website can feel like an overwhelming task. Which is part of the reason Deane decided to take his decades of web content management experience and write the definitive publication on the subject.

The book is a primer on essential content management topics and gives industry newcomers and seasoned practitioners an unbiased overview of the entire content management ecosystem. 

From this book you will:

  • Learn what content is, how to compare different systems, and what the roles of a CMS team are
  • Understand how a modern CMS models and aggregates content, coordinates workflow, and manages assets
  • Explore the scope and structure of a CMS implementation project
  • Learn the process and best practices for successfully running your CMS implementation
  • Examine the practice of migrating web content, and learn how to work with an external CMS integrator

Want to talk?

We are always willing to talk to anyone, especially when it comes to the things we’re passionate about. Drop us a line. We’d love to talk to you about your project.

Or, we can have a discussion about content management in general — no project needed.