Deane and I had a wonderful time talking with Patrice Embry, project manager and consultant, about the practice of creating a web team and piecing together the different personalities that make up a project. Patrice is wonderful, and we know you’ll think so too.
Introducing the Web Project Guide podcast: a phase-by-phase look into the web process.
A new post has gone up over at the official Blend Interactive news and blog feed, in which I provide a counter to the (false) idea that WordPress is somehow better at SEO. This was a real scenario, and it was frustrating to both me and the client — a case of when a bit of […]
It’s been a long time coming, but we are so incredibly happy and excited to share the big news: The Web Project Guide is a real book, and you can order it right now. What does this mean for The Web Project Guide? Well, it means a few things. The book is finished, in about […]
In our quest to promote The Web Project Guide, Deane and I were guests of a recent Boye & Co. conference call. Boye & Co. is an educational professional networking group primarily focused on the world of tech and web development, so we spent a half hour talking about the book and taking questions from […]
As a part of a recent series on Blend Interactive’s feed about on-site search and tracking, I put together a four-part post about the nature of site search: how it’s used, why it matters, and how to take advantage of it within your organization. Part One: How Does Search Work? – Before we can make […]
The web industry is a complex, multi-stage, and multidisciplinary set of specialized practices, which makes it a difficult nut to crack if you’re not already a part of it. We wrote a book that helps provide context to a front-to-back web project, and this is why I think that matters.
With these last two chapters, we’re really not focusing on the site itself, but the processes around it — the people that will maintain things after launch, and the system around which constant improvements are made as the site grows more mature and enters into new areas of life.
Content migration and site launch are points in the web project process that begin overlapping practices quickly and often. This month, we look at the complexities within both.
I began my life as a content strategist by, weirdly enough, handling all site QA for Blend. It was an invaluable experience: I gained confidence in not just what a site should include, but how it is actually implemented, which allows me to better understand the technical considerations that come into every content decision. This […]