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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.

March 16, 2020 | The Web Project Guide

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.

March 15, 2020 | The Web Project Guide

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.

March 6, 2020

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.

March 6, 2020

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.

February 21, 2020

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.

February 15, 2020 | The Web Project Guide

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

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.