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Moving a Bank from Design to Umbraco Implementation

Western State Bank had a design that needed to be implemented within Umbraco. Thankfully, that’s exactly what Blend was able to help them do.


  • Western State Bank

Western State Bank had an idea: a design ready to be transitioned into a new site. As a regional bank, they understood the stakes: it had to work fast, it had to be accessible, and it had to follow through on its promises to its customers. All they needed was the right tool to build it on.

That’s where Umbraco — and Blend — came into the picture. With Western State Bank’s dream of building in Umbraco, and our experience within both Umbraco and the financial services industry, we helped empower Western State Bank with a project plan that took their ideas and brought them to life.

First, our front-end team interpreted existing design and interactive prototypes to bring code up to WCAG 2.1 AA standards, making sure everything is accessible and ready for those of any ability. This included a review of user interface functionality to ensure it works on any device or screen width.

Once front end was standardized, we began building the site in Umbraco. The content model outlined in design was built up within the CMS relatively quickly— or “friendly,” as Umbraco might say — with automated migration of common structured content like news posts rounding out the project.

In the end, we celebrated the launch of another great Umbraco project — and another great client partnership — that we’re looking forward to maintaining for years to come. 

Project Results

  • Translation of initial mockups and prototypes into accessible front-end
  • Implementation of the full site and content model using Umbraco
  • Definition of site goals and post-launch follow-up

“Thanks to the entire Blend team — I appreciate the work the entire team does, as well as the continued service and responsiveness the team provides!”

Abby Boggs-Johnson,
Digital Marketing Officer
Western State Bank

Blend's partner for 10+ years, the friendly CMS — Umbraco. 

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Umbraco is recognized as the friendly, open-source .NET CMS, which not only facilitates your workflows but boosts your editors' efficiency and enhances your website's performance. Blend’s Chief Technology Officer, Joe Kepley, along with Umbraco's Senior Solutions Engineer, Hjalte Hansen, explore the ways Umbraco can assist in constructing, managing, and prospering with your Financial Services website.


The friendly, open-source CMS that supports your workflows, empowers your editors, and takes your website’s performance to new heights.

A deep history of work.

Blend has been working with Umbraco since 2013, and has developed sites in numerous verticals.

2023 Gold Partner.

Blend is a Gold Solution Partner with five Umbraco certified developers on staff.

Contributing Partner

In addition to being a Gold partner, Blend is one of 2023's Contributing Gold Partners, given to agencies that go above and beyond to contribute to Umbraco's open-source project and community.

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