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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Simplifying the Complexities of a Banking Site

We all know what we want from our bank: simple solutions for our hard-earned money. But we also know that banking isn't quite that easy, especially when it comes to communicating those simple solutions. Blend's CTO Joe Kepley explains some ways to improve financial site performance in this article.

February 22, 2024

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

Optimizely Release Notes — November-December 2023

The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Optimizely's products from November and December 2023.

January 3, 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

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

Optimizely Release Notes — September-October 2023

The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Optimizely's products from September and October 2023.

November 13, 2023

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

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.