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Chapter 21: Migrate and Populate the Content Off-site link
An oft-overlooked step in a website project is actually getting the content into the CMS. This might be an automated or manual project, depending on where the content is now, and how it might need to change.
So ... What Is Discovery?
Building a website is like building a house — each decision is built upon the decisions that came before. Just as an architect doesn’t just throw a number at you and begin working on blueprints, we don’t begin working on a project until we fully understand the scope. We do that through our discovery process.
The Need for Content Operations
We implement content management as a practice, and we've seen two patterns over and over again: organizations are either not prepared to use, or not fully using, the CMS.
Navigating the DAM Revolution
The industry is buzzing with the rise of digital asset management solutions, and it's important to understand how you can benefit from utilizing a DAM solution, and the steps needed for implementation.
Chapter 19: Implement the Design Off-site link
To take visual design and turn it into a fully functional (and responsive) web design is a mix of programming, math, and human interaction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
A blog about content strategy, information architecture, and understanding user needs.