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.
Creating a Meaningful Impact Report
Tactics to make your next report easier and more engaging
March 16, 2023
At Mangrove, we’ve published an annual impact report since we became B Corp certified in 2016 and have helped many other organizations do the same. Over the years, we’ve discovered tools and tactics that make the process easier and result in a report that stakeholders are more likely to read. We’re sharing our insights here and hope they’ll make your next annual or impact report shine brighter with less effort.
A Developer’s Thoughts on Recent Updates to Webflow
In which a Mangrove developer geeks out over Webflow improvements
December 14, 2022
Client FAQs When Planning Resources for a Web Development Project
Our insight into the process
August 27, 2022
Two Exciting Honors
IsOurEconomyFair.org is an Awwwards and Anthem Awards nominee
February 11, 2022
Our global Mangrove team is thrilled to announce that IsOurEconomyFair.org, a project of the Take On Wall Street (TOWS) campaign, is an Awwwards nominee and a finalist in the first-annual Anthem Awards.
The Technical Side of Launching a Website
Know what’s ahead before your site goes live
October 19, 2021
At Mangrove, building websites is a collaborative process. Our team does a lot, but the client and other industry professionals also play an essential role. Knowing what’s involved on the technical side of your site going live will help you prepare for a successful launch.
Who Is Responsible for Online Privacy?
Online privacy: me or we?
October 4, 2021
We are increasingly aware that online privacy is an illusion in many cases. After a stream of privacy investigations, publicized data breaches, and insider leaks, trust is plummeting and it appears that most efforts from governments and Tech Giants to deliver change have fallen short. The issues involved in online privacy are complicated, and placing responsibility for protecting personal data solely on the individual web visitor is unrealistic and misplaced. The one thing most of us can agree upon is that personal data must be protected. So, as an organization with a website, where does that responsibility land?
Accessibility Considerations Matter in Website Development
Understanding of the coding side of website accessibility
April 14, 2021
Tips for Selecting the Perfect Technology Partner for Your Next Website Project
Building Your Business' Voltron
March 17, 2021
Alex Levin is the CEO and Co-Founder at L+R, an award-winning strategy consulting firm and digital design studio. Mangrove often partners with L+R for their design and UX/UI expertise. We invited Alex to offer insight into factors design firms should consider when choosing a technology partner.
A Guide to Accessibility in Web Development and Design
The facts about website accessibility
March 25, 2020
With an estimated 48.9 million people in the US living with a disability, it’s crucial for companies to prioritize website accessibility.
Client Spotlight: Beneficial State Foundation
Building the Clean Air Vehicles Program
June 12, 2019
Here at Mangrove, we can proudly say that we believe in what our clients do, and that’s one of the many reasons we love what we do. Today, we’re taking the opportunity to shine the spotlight on Beneficial State Foundation’s (BSF) Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (CVAP). We partnered with BSF to build a customizable WordPress website that shares information about CVAP and the important work they’re doing to support low-income families in California.
Client Spotlight: Elemental Excelerator
How EEx helps startups transform communities
November 13, 2018
We’re lucky, here at Mangrove, in that we get to work with some pretty great people. In addition to our team of designers and developers (who are rad), our clients are an amazing bunch. We feel it’s important to take some time to highlight the important work that they are doing, and this month we are shining our spotlight on Elemental Excelerator (EEx). We spoke to their Communications Lead Lauren Tonokawa about the work they are doing to make the world a better place.
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?