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.
Search Results List
Site search requires big decisions — and solid expectations. We introduce a four-part series on planning for and making decisions around your site's internal search.
Blend’s strategic design philosophy is one of Design Through Discovery: we design in a way that's usable, useful, and collaborative with those who will use and maintain the final product.
Blend Interactive pairs up with legal firm Woods Fuller Schultz and Smith to answer questions about website accessibility.
Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen a spectrum of responses to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, including our own. Blend's Director of Strategy Corey Vilhauer writes on how we can straddle the line between hiatus and action, building upon a content strategy for crisis communications.
Chapter 24: Maintain and Improve Off-site link
And the real work begins: how to manage the support and maintenance process, circulate and check new content, and keep the site fresh long after launch day.
Chapter 23: Plan for Post-Launch Operations Off-site link
An effective website depends on a collection of humans performing roles. Who are these people, what are they being asked to do, and how are lines of communication and reporting established?
Chapter 22: Test and Launch the Site Off-site link
The time has come to launch. You need to check off the final items on your list, make sure the site is running in its production environment, and launch. Then, you need to make sure you resolve the issues that crop up after the site goes live.
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.
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.
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.