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.
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.
Episode 17: Plan for Hosting (w/ Elias Lundmark)
Corey asks Deane a brutally honest question: as non-developers, why should we care about hosting at all? Then, Elias Lundmark, product manager for cloud hosting at Optimizely, joins us to talk about website hosting in common terms — cloud versus on-premises, the reality (and politics) of “five 9s,” and the things you need to understand before choosing a hosting provider or vendor offering.
The Web Project Guide joins Content Strategy Insights podcast
The Web Project Guide’s Corey Vilhauer and Deane Barker joined Larry Swanson on the Content Strategy Insights podcast to talk about all things The Web Project Guide — how the book came to be, how it ties to the work of building websites, and what's next as the book expands into the podcast space.
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.
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.
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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