The Accessibility for Manitobans Act: Is Your Website Compliant?
September 11, 2023
On May 1, 2024, it will become mandatory for public sector organizations, libraries and educational institutions in Manitoba, Canada, to comply with the Accessibility Standard for Information and Communication under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). With that deadline drawing near and another close behind, many organizations are wondering if their websites are compliant with the AMA.
Website Accessibility and the Law
An overview of North American web accessibility legislation
September 7, 2023
It’s critical to ensure that everyone can use your website; first and foremost, it’s the ethical thing to do. Second, it’s good for business, and finally, it could keep you out of legal trouble. In the fifth and final article in our accessibility series we provide an overview of accessibility legal considerations in the U.S. and Canada.
What Is a Headless Content Management System?
Is this emerging website architecture right for your site build?
May 9, 2023
You’re likely familiar with the term CMS (content management system), a platform with a backend or content repository where editors can create, manage, and optimize digital content. Our beloved WordPress is an example of a CMS. Recently, the demand for a system that houses content and can display it anywhere beyond just a website has exploded. Enter what’s known as a headless CMS.
Our Agency’s Web Development Process Overview
What it’s like to be our client
December 2, 2021
Welcome to your custom website development experience. We’ve outlined our process and workflow to give you an idea of what it’s like to engage Mangrove as a client.
Why Our Web Agency Utilizes Webflow for Small Web Development Projects
An interview with our experts
October 12, 2021
How to Budget Your Website Project
A Lengthy Guide
August 18, 2021
“How much will my website cost?” Believe it or not, there is a simple answer that applies in all circumstances. “It depends.” Sorry, but … not sorry. It’s true. At least, it’s true if you want any degree of customization and/or assurance that the job will be done right.
Accessibility Considerations Matter in Website Development
Understanding of the coding side of website accessibility
April 14, 2021
Content Strategy for Your Website
A tour of Mangrove's process
November 20, 2020
When you get strategic advice for developing your content, your website then becomes a masterful storytelling and conversion tool. Ideally, your website should efficiently guide your visitors to the information they want and convince them to take actions that will engage them more fully with your services or products.
Designing Websites with Accessibility in Mind
First steps and tips from our team
July 28, 2020
As a group of website designers, developers and content creators, we recognize our responsibility to make our own site, and the sites we create, more accessible for all users. We have also committed to sharing information that will help our peers take steps toward greater accessibility. This post, the third in our 4-part series, aims to do just that.
Accessibility Considerations Matter When Creating Website Content
What to consider when writing for accessibility.
May 26, 2020
If you want to start to make your site more accessible without a ton of heavy lifting, content is a great place to begin. Many of the key considerations can be addressed quickly and easily without back-end support. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
WordPress Security Best Practices
How to keep your site healthy and safe
September 19, 2018
An unfortunate reality these days is that websites are under pretty constant attack from hackers; according to WPBeginner.com, Google blacklists around 70,000 websites each week for different kinds of nefarious online behaviors! Most hackers utilize “brute force attacks” where they try as many different combinations of login credentials as possible to get into a site. Once inside, they might steal valuable client information or mess with your website just because they can. So, what can you do to protect your website and avoid these online pests?
What is a web host and why does it matter?
Choosing a Hosting Provider
July 10, 2018
When you set out to build your website, one of the initial decisions you’ll have to make is where to host your site. What exactly is a web hosting service? What do they do? What should you look for when choosing your provider? We’re going to answer all those questions right here.
GDPR, Oh my!
What should we be doing?
May 24, 2018
You’ve likely gotten more emails about GDPR lately than you ever thought possible. It’s a little overwhelming and can be confusing, but don’t stress. Here’s a quick overview of what it is and what we suggest you do to comply.
The Green UX Checklist
Consider environmental impact before starting design
April 20, 2018
The best way to make a website green is to consider its environmental impact before starting its design, and to keep it mind throughout the design process. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled a short list of six things we can all do to change the way we design, develop and maintain websites for a more sustainable web.
How Great Agencies Build Websites
A Step By Step Guide for Successful Web Development
March 14, 2018
What is the process for building a website? What happens when you call an agency? How long does it usually take to get a site up and running? How much creative control will you have? Are you expected to know the difference between CSS and HTML? What is WordPress, anyway?
Time to Rebuild Your Website?
Signs that you may need a refresh
August 1, 2017
We receive many inquiries asking for advice on how to approach updates to existing websites versus creating a new site. Instead of wasting time & money performing seemingly small fixes that end up taking weeks to complete, a rebuild allows your developer to quickly add upgrades without breaking any previous code. Read on if you’re considering adding any changes to your website in the near future.