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Thoughts | Blend Interactive

Using audits to drive change, Mechanics Bank launched with a new CMS and an improved design that follows web best practices. Find out how. 

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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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Umbraco vs. Drupal

Chase Burandt, Lead Umbraco Developer, breaks down the reasons why Blend evolved from working with Drupal to Umbraco.

March 4, 2024

'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

The Truth is in the Red Flags Off-site link

When is it time to rebuild a website? The obvious scenarios include big, hard-to-miss events. But more times than not, there are red flags flying in plain sight, signaling it's time to move on.

December 5, 2023 | 24 Days in Umbraco

Banking on Your CMS: Considerations for Building a FinServ Website Off-site link

This Umbraco educational webinar featuring Joe Kepley, Blend Founder and CTO, along with Umbraco Senior Solutions Engineer, Hjalte Daniel Hansen, discuss what to consider when deploying a website for the finance industry. Specifically, we cover what you need to keep in mind when scoping a banking/financial services website. 

November 20, 2023

uMarketingSuite's Conversation with Joe Kepley Off-site link

uMarketingSuite interviews Blend Founder and CTO Joe Kepley to discuss how uMarketingSuite's tool has revolutionized our marketing efforts.

October 2, 2023 | uMarketingSuite

Looking Back at Codegarden 2023

This year, our team attended Umbraco’s international conference, Codegarden. Karla attended as Host/Emcee, Joe as a session speaker, and Chase as a diversity ticket attendee.

July 18, 2023

Umbraco Releases Version 12

An overview of Umbraco's newest release, Umbraco 12, highlighting the anticipated changes it brings to the user experience.

July 13, 2023

Episode 18: Select an Implementation Partner (w/ Tony Byrne) Off-site link

Corey and Deane discuss what clients should look for when selecting an implementation partner. Then, Tony Byrne, co-author of The Right Way to Select Technology and President of Real Story Group, joins to talk through the implementation partner selection process, including common mistakes, the value of domain knowledge, and how most projects should focus on technology first.

April 13, 2023 | The Web Project Guide Podcast

Upgrading from Umbraco 7 to 11 — The Editor Experience

On September 30th, Umbraco will stop support on Umbraco 7. What does this mean for the overall editorial experience, and what can you expect as you begin upgrading?

January 25, 2023

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

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.