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Chapter 9: Develop a Strategy for Your Content Off-site link
Content drives business goals, which means content drives your site. For content that needs to be changed, content that does not yet exist, and even content that will stay the same, we need a strategic plan that provides both high-level direction and a more detailed review of messaging and function.
Understanding Customers: Data, Journeys and Insights
In advance of Now What? Workshops, we’re featuring short interviews with our smart and wonderful workshop speakers. This week, we talk to Jon Crowley about analytics and metrics — and how to use metrics to make better content decisions.
Web Accessibility: A Primer
Web accessibility has become a legal hot topic, but it’s also integral to creating a useful and usable web presence. This primer is designed to help you get a high-level view of what web accessibility is, how it affects your customers, and a little bit about what can be done to make sure our sites are accessible for everyone.
Build Your Digital Writing Toolbox
In advance of Now What? Workshops, we’re featuring short interviews with our smart and wonderful workshop speakers. This week, we talk to Scott Kubie about the idea of a digital writing toolbox — and what a toolbox does to help writers get better footing and facilitate collaboration.
Content Structure: An Editor’s Perspective
In advance of Now What? Workshops, we’re featuring short interviews with our smart and wonderful workshop speakers. This week, we talk to Laura Creekmore about the basics of content structure, editorial structure, and how it helps both streamline and standardize the content we create for our site users.
Editorial Triggers: A GatherContent Advent Calendar Video Off-site link
Blend's Corey Vilhauer was invited to submit a video for GatherContent's 2017 Advent Calendar. He spoke about editorial triggers - a small but important addition to an organization's content calendar.
Making Things Real: Content Strategy for Realistic Content Management Off-site link
This post is a psuedo-transcription of Corey Vilhauer's talk at Confab Central 2017, entitled “Making things real: Content strategy for realistic content management.” It has been recreated from notes and slides.
Corey Vilhauer Featured in “25 Hottest Web Design Techniques”
A better web means a better experience for everyone. Users should be able to reach what they need without worrying about how they're accessing the internet. Our user experience strategist Corey Vilhauer put his spin on this list of 25 techniques.
What is Content Integration?
Making an attempt to invent a definition for a large chunk of what we do each day at Blend: content integration.
Kill Your Processes
The small details and the specific tools definitely matter. But there’s a need to break away from tools and begin learning to act on the fly.
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.