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One of Blend’s core values is a dedication to advocacy and progress — to expand upon and give back to the community that fuels us. This is where those thoughts live.

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Keeping Your CMS Secure

Unauthorized meddling in your content management system can lead to loss of reputation, loss of income, and even loss of actual assets. Enabling multi-factor authentication protects your site and makes sure only the right people can access it.

January 30, 2020

Chapter 18: Select an Integration Partner Off-site link

In many projects, you will engage with a services firm to install, configure, and customize a CMS to deliver the website you need.

January 16, 2020 | The Web Project Guide

Chapter 17: Plan for Hosting Off-site link

A website needs to be deployed in a public environment to function correctly. You need to determine the technical, organizational, and financial parameters of this hosting.

January 15, 2020 | The Web Project Guide

Chapter 16: Select a Content Management System Off-site link

Selecting a content management system (CMS) is a combination of research and vendor engagement. You need to identify prospective systems, investigate their capabilities, engage with the vendors for demonstrations or questions, and finally distill and synthesize all that information and come to a decision.

December 16, 2019 | The Web Project Guide

Chapter 15: Determine System Requirements Off-site link

At this stage, you have enough information to draw up requirements for what you need in a content management system (CMS).

December 15, 2019 | The Web Project Guide

Blend Earns Episerver CMS Specialization as Developers Earn Additional Certifications

Joshua and Chris continue to embrace the world of Episerver development as certified developers.

November 22, 2019

Chapter 14: Know Your Integrations Off-site link

So, we need a new website? The easy question is, “Now what?” The harder question is, “How did we get here?” Gain buy-in on the reasons behind a new project, define the problem in a way that gains traction, and avoid some early red flags along the way.

November 16, 2019 | The Web Project Guide

Chapter 13: Develop the Graphic and Interface Design Off-site link

With knowledge of the content and how it’s organized, along with your organization’s marketing assets, you can visually plan the site from wireframes to fully rendered design.

November 15, 2019 | The Web Project Guide

South Dakota Code Camp Preview 2019

Blend Interactive's own UI developer Michael Todd and .NET developer John Pavek will speak at the upcoming Code Camp event in Sioux Falls, SD. Here's a look at what they'll be presenting.

November 1, 2019

Chapter 12: Write for People and Machines Off-site link

So, we need a new website? The easy question is, “Now what?” The harder question is, “How did we get here?” Gain buy-in on the reasons behind a new project, define the problem in a way that gains traction, and avoid some early red flags along the way.

October 16, 2019 | The Web Project Guide

Beyond Blend.

Blend doesn’t just write here: we also write books, create videos, and dive deep into our individual disciplines. Check out some of our external sources of knowledge.

The Web Project Guide

A phase-by-phase look at the web design and development process, providing context to each step.

Coding with Bob

A YouTube series by our director of development, focusing on .NET coding and Optimizely development.

Eating Elephant

A blog about content strategy, information architecture, and understanding user needs.