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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Embracing AI at Blend: Our Shift from Caution to Innovation

AI has proven that it is here to stay. So the question is, in what manner should businesses integrate AI into their workflows and processes, without creating skepticism from customers? The answer is: cautiously.

February 7, 2024

The 101s of the Web Off-site link

A playlist dedicated to all things web development, from what a CMS is to the language used for Front-End/Back-End. You have a question — we want to answer it.

February 5, 2024

Making the Most of 2023’s Quiet Ending

Clients are on vacation, meetings are MIA, and emails are napping in the inbox. This is the perfect opportunity to reclaim your space (physical and digital) and gear up for a smoother, more organized 2024.

December 27, 2023

'Tis The Season for Merrymaking and Friend-Making Off-site link

The season, with its gatherings and the soft glow of holiday lights, allows us to reflect on the importance of the Umbraco community, friendships, and the comfort they can provide.

December 21, 2023 | 24 Days in Umbraco

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First, Before Assisting Others: On Maintaining Internal Projects.

Internal projects are often put off for client work, but making sure your internal projects reflect what you can do for your potential clients could be the factor in closing a deal.

November 13, 2023

How Developer Cross-training Helps Projects Succeed

Cross-training developers results in increased productivity, more collaboration, and better results for client projects. 

October 24, 2023

A Vision for a Pain-Free Migration

Migrations don’t have to be a pain — Blend has a process and vision going forward of how to make the migration process simpler. 

October 12, 2023

Getting Started with Web Experimentation

Much like the early days of social media, digital experimentation is a rapidly expanding practice that promises to make big waves in the marketing world.

September 15, 2023

Keeping Your Website Fresh: 10 Post-Launch Web Tasks

A website's success doesn't hinge on what happens on launch day — it's an ongoing balance of maintenance and improvement after your site has already launched.

August 21, 2023

Journaling as a Management Tool

In management, your team depends on you to help follow up on solving pain points and barriers. But, for the mind of an engineer with a spotty memory, managing this workload can be difficult. Blend's Director of Development Bob Davidson explains how he supplements his workflow with a mix of technology, process, and habit through daily journaling.

August 9, 2023

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.