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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.

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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.

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Accessibility Considerations Matter in Website Development

Understanding of the coding side of website accessibility

April 14, 2021

When our team talks to clients about website accessibility, we break it down into three categories: content, design and development. In this post, we’ll cover the key considerations from a development perspective. Many elements come into play when we talk about developing for accessibility. There are a range of edits that can be done “under the hood” to ensure the website code properly interacts with screen readers and other assistive technology tools.  
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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.

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Time for a Website Rebuild?

The care and feeding of your website

August 24, 2020

Has it been a few of years since your website got any love? Has your organization grown or changed its mission? Have you done an accessibility report and checked your site speed? Take a look behind the curtain — we’re sharing the questionnaire we use internally when clients ask if it’s time to rebuild their website.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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