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Thoughts | Blend Interactive

Using audits to drive change, Mechanics Bank launched with a new CMS and an improved design that follows web best practices. Find out how. 

Thoughts from Blend Interactive

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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Episode 1: Know the Scope of the Project (w/ Bill DeRouchey) Off-site link

Corey and Deane discuss the opening beats of a project. Then, we chat with Bill DeRouchey, former lead product designer for Zendesk, to discuss his history with vetting and researching a new project during the opening salvo, territorialism, and Mike Watt.

November 22, 2021 | The Web Project Guide Podcast

Introducing: The Web Project Guide Podcast

We’re excited to announce The Web Project Guide podcast: a guide to understanding the web project process.

November 19, 2021

Umbraco 9 - What's New

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

Integrating Azure AD with Optimizely CMS 12

Blend's Director of Development Bob Davidson talks through how Optimizely integrates with Azure Active Directory after the introduction of Optimizely CMS 12.

November 9, 2021

Optimizely Release Notes — September / October 2021

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

November 2, 2021

No CMS Is a (SEO) Magic Bullet: A Quick Guide on SEO Within the CMS

A common misunderstanding is that one CMS is better at SEO than others. The success of your SEO relies on more than just your platform - it relies on content, plugins and the algorithm.

October 27, 2021

Q&A With the Authors of The Web Project Guide

Blend's CEO sat down with Corey Vilhauer and Deane Barker, the authors of "The Web Project Guide", to find out what it was really like to co-author with each other.

September 21, 2021

Optimizely Release Notes — June / July / August 2021

The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Optimizely’s products in June, July, and August 2021.

September 8, 2021

The Web Project Guide at Boye & Co. Off-site link

The Web Project Guide authors Corey Vilhauer and Deane Barker were both guests of a special member conference call for Boye & Co., an educational professional networking group primarily focused on the world of tech and web development.

August 26, 2021 | The Web Project Guide

Why Planning Matters

Web teams need plans. Ongoing planning can result in higher ROI, improved long-term site health and an optimized experience for editors and site visitors.

August 4, 2021

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.