The Web Project Guide

From Spark to Launch and Beyond

Building and managing a web project is a big, complex process — one that branches far beyond the phases directly in front of us.

On one hand, there’s the multi-disciplinary nuts and bolts work of creating the site itself. But beyond that, there’s the connective points — the ideas, the strategy, the decision making, and the upkeep. Even if you’re an expert in your field, it can still be a struggle to find context across the entire project landscape.

With The Web Project Guide, we want to bridge those gaps to help understand how each stage of the website process fits in with the next.

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Available on Amazon and at order.webproject.guide, you can now order copies of a real-life physical copy of The Web Project Guide, featuring a print-only forward by Karen McGrane and Jeff Eaton.

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Podcast:

Episode 1: Know the Scope of the Project (w/ Bill DeRouchey)

Corey and Deane discuss the opening beats of a project. Then, we chat with Bill DeRouchey, former lead product designer for Zendesk, to discuss his history with vetting and researching a new project during the opening salvo, territorialism, and Mike Watt.

28:38 | Bill DeRouchey

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Introducing: The Web Project Guide Podcast

Introducing: The Web Project Guide podcast, the natural extension of our quest to provide context and understanding to the complexities of a web project.

It's Here! The Official Launch of The Web Project Guide!

It’s official: The Web Project Guide is officially launched, released, and Amazon-ready.

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The Authors:

Corey Vilhauer

Director of Strategy, Blend Interactive

Deane Barker

Senior Director of Content Management Strategy, Optimizely

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What People Are Saying

Don't just read this book—use it, internalize it, and trust it. The Web Project Guide details a comprehensive approach to making the modern web experience, from scoping through strategy, design through development, and to launch and beyond.

- Margot Bloomstein, author Trustworthy: How the Smartest Brands Beat Cynicism and Bridge the Trust Gap

While not all strategic digital efforts start with a website redesign project, if yours does, this should absolutely be your go-to manual, ready to dog-ear, fill with post-it notes, and consult regularly!

- Hilary Marsh, President & Chief Strategist, Content Company, Inc.

Blend Interactive


The Web Project Guide is a product of Blend Interactive, Inc - a web development agency in Sioux Falls, SD. Blend is a team of around 20 project managers, strategists, technical experts, designers and developers who specialize in creating web solutions that produce results.  

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