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Is My Website Ready for a Rebuild?

The care and feeding of your website

by mangrove team
published on August 20, 2022
Multicolored Lego pieces spilled across a wooden floor

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.

We hope this information helps guide you through internal conversations about the future of your website. You can complete the checklist now, or save your answers and return to it later. Once you’re done, you have the option to email your answers to yourself to use in planning sessions.


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  • You may use this easy free testing tool from GTmetrix or Google’s site speed tool, also free. Test all important top-level pages.
    • Your website convinced me to contact you about a project/partnership
    • Wow - your website is amazing!
    • I learned so much about XYZ (project/program) and really understand/appreciate your work.
  • It’s 2020 - we all know how much everyone is using mobile devices. Any blank checkbox likely mean it’s time for a rebuild. Not sure? The best way to assess is to look for yourself on all the devices you own, and ask a friend to check your site on theirs.
  • Ask a couple of friends or colleagues who are unfamiliar with your website to learn a piece of information or accomplish a certain task. Some ideas include:
    • After reading the home page, how well do you understand what our organization does?
    • What people or other organizations would be interested in what we do?
    • How do you sign up for our newsletter?
    • How do you donate?
    • How do you get in touch with us?
    • How many products do we sell?
    • When is our next event?


How much does a rebuild cost?

Because rebuilding a website is a unique kind of project, Mangrove always provides custom quotes. To get a website rebuild cost estimate, please click the button below and complete our intake form. We will look over the answers, and then send you a link to schedule a time to talk (free of charge). If you have questions, ask us via projects @

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A Certified B Corp, Mangrove is a woman-owned website design and development company with a diverse, talented team distributed around the globe. We’ve been building websites since 2009 that amplify the work of change-making organizations and increase the competitive power of businesses owned by historically marginalized people.

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