In Flow: The Mura Blog - Mura Digital Experience Platform
In Flow: The Mura Blog

Tips and tricks to help create Flow in your workday, whether you're a Developer, Marketer or Content Manager. 

With Great CaaS Comes Great Flexibility

Content as a Service reduces your workload and liberates your content from the confines of a monolithic CMS. CaaS makes it possible to store and manage content from a single place, delivering content to any device or channel precisely when it’s needed, fueling content reuse, multichannel distribution, and contextual delivery (i.e., content personalization).

By Sean Schroeder
Mura & Angular Decoupled

If you're developer, you doubtlessly have been exposed to the complexities of creating solutions that can function across a wide range of platforms and consumers. Like us, you’ve probably turned to client-side technologies like Angular, React, Vue and Node to help solve these problems. Managing content in such a diverse environment can be a challenge, but one that a Headless CMS can thrive in.

By Grant Shepert
[Webinar] AX = UX: Creating Digital Experience Flow through Accessibility

Since day one, the Blueriver team has believed we were “making the web a better place” one project at a time. By eliminating distractions, reducing fear of failure and providing clear goals, our mission has always been to create Flow in the digital experience. It’s why we do what we do. Unfortunately, we didn’t understand the importance of adopting web accessibility (AX) earlier into our workflow, and the benefits in doing so. Quite simply, we misunderstood who really benefits from better web accessibility: everyone.

Going Headless with Mura

The future is here. The concepts of Headless CMS, and Content as a Service (CaaS), have moved from optional to imperative. Predicting where your users will access your content, be it mobile, a website, chat, voice (or whatever comes next), will become increasingly important, requiring you to come to the party prepared, solution in hand.

By Grant Shepert
Amplifying Discoverability & Engagement with Your Search Audience Data

In our work, we spend a lot of time focusing on the digital experiences we create for our audiences. We do this because it provides a meaningful way to engage in a digital conversation that, hopefully, results in a mutually beneficial relationship for both the customer and the business.

In The Sky With Diamonds: Debt Decimator & Lucee

Debt Decimator is a debt payoff assistant that tells you what to pay and when, ensuring the fastest path to debt freedom. It is proudly built atop the Lucee scripting language. Here's why.

Lucee in the Sky with Diamonds

Lucee is a fantastic programming language, easy to use and learn, powerful and highly capable, with a host of important features that make it an ideal environment to develop in. Learn why this light-weight, dynamic scripting language for the JVM is a key player in the Mura stack.

By Grant Shepert
Design Sprints: From Idea to Prototype in a Week

What if you could plan and prototype an innovative solution, develop a killer team, and design a long-term strategy in just five days? Sound too good to be true? It’s not. It’s called a design sprint and it’s one of the core strategies we employ at Blueriver to help eliminate distraction and create clear goals for our projects.

Creating Flow for Teams: The Digital Project Manager's Guide

In the sports world, athletes often refer to being “in the zone” when their performance is lifted to another level. But you don’t have to be an athlete to tap into this state. It can show up anywhere, including at the workplace.It's called Flow.

CSS is Awesome

It’s a fact - a lot of developers have a love/hate relationship with CSS. Awesome, right? But writing CSS can be both challenging and rewarding, as Blueriver’s Evan Dunham has learned first hand. While he now experiences more ups than downs when writing CSS, it hasn't always been that way. 

There is No Such Thing as a Mura Developer

Being a professional developer means that your own skills are also constantly developing and evolving, as you expand your toolkit and learn new ways of solving problems. Thanks to the ever-changing landscape of web technology, there is no "one-language" developer anymore. In this light, there truly is no such thing as a "Mura Developer".

By Grant Shepert
A Modern Development Pipeline with Mura and AWS

Development Team Lead Nick Sollecito from Scientific American shares the experience and lessons learned migrating SA's infrastructure and automation pipeline using Travis-CI, Docker Swarm, and Amazon Web Services, following the Twelve Factor App methodology.

Expert Insights into Mura's Flexible Theme Architecture

Steve Withington takes a walk through Mura’s new global approach to theme development and the subtle-yet-important changes introduced in Mura 7.1, along with useful tips for upgrading from previous versions. Significant measures have been taken to further Mura’s flexibility and embrace the separation of design and content.

Customer, Interrupted: Second-Guessing Digital Marketing's Most Effective Tactic

While interruptive tactics can be effective, marketers must first weigh short-term benefits with long-term costs. Full-screen overlays, modal windows, and interstitials may be highly visible, but they can damage the overall user experience and leave a bad taste in visitors’ mouths. These modern pop-ups are simply a new breed of interruptive marketing that prioritizes business needs over the experience we’re creating.

By Sean Schroeder
Procrastination is Fear

Programming is far more art than science, more creative than arithmetic. It requires inventiveness, problem-solving, imagination and persistence. Because of that, it is very, very easy to become distracted. The solution is a time-tested combination of personal hacks for confronting your fears, allowing room for the unknown, and getting creative with ways to make incremental progress towards your goals.

By Grant Shepert
Forms: When Are They Applications?

Sure, a form collects data, it might actually be doing some cool things behind the scenes like sending email and storing the results in a way that lets you browse through them, but make no mistake, a form is not an application, it is just a form.

By Grant Shepert
Storytelling: How Anyone Can Effectively Tell Their Own Story and Cut Through the Noise

While storytelling is uniquely effective for any kind of corporate messaging, not all stories are the same. What goes into a winning business story? According to noted business speaker Park Howell, a winning story, whether for brands, marketers, website developers or anyone else, should follow the hero’s journey tropes for mass success.

By Sean Schroeder
Mura Training November 2018 in Sacramento

The next round of Mura training courses in the US will be presented Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16, 2018, in Sacramento, California. A range of full-day training courses, targeted to the unique needs of different roles for content, development and themes, will provide in-depth understanding of the latest version of Mura, from simple content updates all the way to creating new Mura modules.

By Michael Evangelista
Speed Matters: Maximizing Your Mura Cache

Caching is all about maximizing performance. Of your server, your website, of the user experience, not to mention SEO. Speed matters. Fortunately, you have several good options to make sure your Mura site is screaming fast.

By Grant Shepert
Storytelling: Communication Hack for Our Noisy World or Marketing B.S.?

As the masses have become the media, it’s increasingly difficult for brands and individuals to cut through the noise. So what’s the antidote? According to noted business storyteller and author Park Howell, it’s the anecdote. By using our natural proclivity for storytelling, anyone can more effectively get their message across and be more effective in marketing, web development or anything else.

By Sean Schroeder