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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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A phase-by-phase look at the web design and development process, providing context to each step.

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Eating Elephant

A blog about content strategy, information architecture, and understanding user needs.