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 13: Develop the Graphic and Interface Design (w/ Sam Otis)

Corey asks Deane welcome Sam Otis, lead designer at Blend Interactive and designer of The Web Project Guide, to talk about his history in design — from Flash to responsive web design, what young designers need to know about the web, and what he wishes clients would stop doing.

31:20 | Sam Otis

Past Episodes

News:

The Web Project Guide joins the Agile Digital Transformation podcast

The Web Project Guide’s Corey Vilhauer and Deane Barker joined Tim Butara and the Agile Digital Transformation podcast to talk about the process of writing the book, the web project process itself, and the role of agility when moving toward a successful launch.

The Web Project Guide on Optimizely's Content Intel

Deane and Corey joined Optimizely's Content Intel podcast to talk about The Web Project Guide.

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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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