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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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From Content Analytics to Intelligent Content: a Review of uMarketingSuite

In the early days of the web, analytics shifted from curiosity to a driving force. Now, the focus is on what you do with those analytics — what insights can you glean in order to help drive conversions? For Umbraco users, uMarketingSuite helps put these insights into action.

November 7, 2022

Sunsetting Umbraco 7: Your Path to Upgrading

Content management systems — like all software applications — are living, breathing systems of code and design. Here's what to do to ensure your Umbraco install doesn't fall behind as Version 7 is sunsetted in 2023.

September 13, 2022

Umbraco Release Notes — May / June 2022

The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Umbraco's products in May and June 2022.

July 15, 2022

Blend Interactive Named uMarketingSuite's First North American Partner

Blend Interactive is excited to announce that we have become the first North American partner for uMarketingSuite, an all-in-one marketing suite that extends Umbraco’s ability to facilitate marketing and communication goals.

July 13, 2022

Umbraco 10 — What’s New

Umbraco 10 is the newest release for Umbraco’s CMS. Our Umbraco team breaks down what this new version means for site editors and developers.

July 2, 2022

Karla’s European Vacation: Attending Codegarden 2022

Business “vacations” are never really vacations — after all, vacations typically involve some kind of rest. Our CEO, Karla Santi, recently traveled to Denmark to attend Umbraco’s Codegarden and, while she came back without a voice and a definite lack of sleep, she said it was worth every minute.

June 30, 2022

Blend Releases Two Umbraco Utilities Into the Wild

At Blend, we’ve created our own utilities and shortcuts for helping every project become a success — and we’ve released two new ones to the Umbraco community: Blend.Sitemap and Blend.RobotsTxt.

May 23, 2022

Umbraco Release Notes — March / April 2022

The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Umbraco's products in March and April 2022.

May 16, 2022

Five Ways Umbraco Helps Editors

Talk around content management systems so often focuses on features and technological advances. But there’s another side to the equation: the people who use the content management system as an editorial tool.

May 12, 2022

Umbraco Release Notes — January / February 2022

The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Umbraco's products in January and February 2022.

March 3, 2022

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.