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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

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

Optimizely Release Notes — July-August 2023

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

September 15, 2023

Optimizely Release Notes — May-June 2023

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

July 14, 2023

Episode 20: Implement the Back-end Functionality (w/ David Knipe) Off-site link

Corey and Deane discuss a high-level philosophy of back-end development. Then, David Knipe, Vice President of Product at Optimizely, joins to discuss back-end development — how developers and project stakeholders work together to make decisions, the difference (and balance) between technical perfection and audience needs, and the reasons why AI will help, but not take over, back-end development. Deane also equates developers to lumberjacks.

June 20, 2023 | The Web Project Guide Podcast

Optimizely Release Notes — March-April 2023

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

May 30, 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

On Homemade Tools

Whether building websites and applications or repairing tractors, tools are at the center of life. Director of Development Bob Davidson believes in “the right tool for the right job,” but sometimes the right tool is not at hand. Sometimes it makes sense just to make your own.

March 13, 2023

Optimizely Release Notes — January-February 2023

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

March 1, 2023

Optimizely Release Notes — September-December 2022

The following release notes highlight major or interesting changes in Optimizely's products from September through December 2022.

January 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.