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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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

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

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

How Developer Cross-training Helps Projects Succeed

Cross-training developers results in increased productivity, more collaboration, and better results for client projects. 

October 24, 2023

Episode 24: Maintain and Improve (w/ David Hobbs) Off-site link

Corey and Deane discuss the people and rules that help run a website after launch. Then, David Hobbs, author of Website Product Management: Keeping Focused During Change, joins to talk about transferring a site from a project to a product — what that means to keep the site going after launch, where it most often fails, and how to streamline requests and set reasonable expectations for the future of the site.

October 17, 2023 | The Web Project Guide Podcast

A Vision for a Pain-Free Migration

Migrations don’t have to be a pain — Blend has a process and vision going forward of how to make the migration process simpler. 

October 12, 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

Keeping Your Website Fresh: 10 Post-Launch Web Tasks

A website's success doesn't hinge on what happens on launch day — it's an ongoing balance of maintenance and improvement after your site has already launched.

August 21, 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.