A CMS Migration with an Added Design Audit: The Best of Both Worlds
Website migration takes time, patience, and good communication. To be efficient while migrating Mechanics Bank to Optimizely, Blend also highlighted areas where design could be improved.
Some call it a CMS migration. Some call it a “lift-and-shift.” Regardless, a site migration from one system to another often happens behind the scenes, with a busy team of developers in the back-end code.
And sometimes, the site migration is used as an excuse to make some much-needed design changes. In the case of Mechanics Bank — a California institution for over a century — we were excited to help them swap the back-end and freshen up the front.
First, Blend worked with Mechanics to review and audit its overall site design. Our design audit process began with a performance and accessibility audit that identified problem areas for those who use assistive devices, as well as troublesome front-end issues. Through this, Blend was able to find areas of improvement for the future site.