Accessible Web Content 6: Accessible Links and Buttons
November 4, 2022
Labeling links and buttons correctly is one of the most important things you can do on your website to improve accessibility, particularly for screen reader users who rely on the links being read out in order, and for voice recognition/control software that can struggle with long, conflicting or hidden links. By ensuring links are clearly labeled, users can navigate more easily and efficiently.
Accessible Web Content: A Series
November 3, 2022
Web accessibility ensures that websites, tools, and technologies are created in a way that enables people with disabilities to use them. Our Accessible Web Content series is a one-stop hub for best practices, guidelines, and links to further reading that will help you create accessible digital content.
Accessible Web Content 5: How To Make Videos Accessible
October 28, 2022
Videos are hardly ever truly accessible to everyone–there is a lot of planning, time, and skill that goes into creating accessible video content. As part of our Accessible Web Content series, we created a guide to the essential components of making accessible videos.
What To Do When Your Website Goes Down
August 10, 2022
In the lifetime of your website, regardless of who builds it, it will likely go down. When this happens there are several things to look for, important steps to take and causes to consider to help you get back up and running.
Accessible Web Content 2: How To Write an Accessibility Statement
March 24, 2022
Web accessibility statements are generally a page of content that outlines the accessibility standards for the website, included or excluded features, as well as contact information. These statements are important for a number of reasons and can include a variety of important information.
Our Technical Jargon Dictionary
March 1, 2022
When working on a web project together, you’ll likely encounter a variety of technical terms. We compiled a handy guide to some of the most common terms you might see.
About Fathom Analytics
February 18, 2022
Fathom Analytics is a privacy-focused website analytics tool based in Canada. It’s our preferred analytics tool for several reasons, not the least of which is how seriously they take digital privacy. We explore more about this tool and offer some tips to use it in this guide.
Accessible Web Content 4: Alt Text
February 16, 2022
Each image on every website around the world has the opportunity to have text data “embedded” into it. This is called alt text–short for alternative text. It’s very important that images have this text in place, and it is easy to do!
How to Recolor a Logo
February 16, 2022
A step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of recoloring a logo.
Browser Testing Protocol
February 2, 2022
Browser testing is an important step to ensure that visitors to your site will have a great experience, regardless of where they are coming from. As part of our project work, we test a variety of different browsers using a specific protocol.
Our Internet Explorer Policy
February 1, 2022
With Internet Explorer reaching its “end of life” for most applications and uses, we highly recommend that anyone still using it switch to another browser, or update to “Microsoft Edge.” Explore the reasons for this more fully.
Privacy Policies and Cookie Consent
July 8, 2021
People want online privacy, or, at the very least, to be told they’re being tracked. At Mangrove, we agree; it’s the least we can do. We build websites that people visit on their personal and work devices, so we need to inform them that their personal data or actions are being tracked or collected.
Content Editors (WYSIWYG)
January 19, 2021
WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get, and their interfaces look similar platform to platform. Essentially, they are just content editors, like Microsoft Word or Google Docs, in a way. We take some of the guesswork out of working in a WYSIWYG with this comprehensive guide.
Website Logins and Passwords
January 19, 2021
We follow a common process for setting up new website logins for clients. We review that process and share our recommendations for setting and storing passwords securely.
Accessible Web Content 1: Accessibility Testing
January 9, 2021
There are three accessibility levels: Level A, Level AA and Level AAA. Generally, we conform to AA guidelines. Whatever level of accessibility we are working towards we start thinking about accessibility from the beginning and use a mix of tools and expertise to assess the site and make sure it hits the mark.
10 SEO Tips
Ten search engine optimization (SEO) areas of focus, organized in two sections
December 21, 2020
Do you know where to focus your efforts for SEO? There are a variety of ways to improve search engine optimization. We share 10 of our best tips for this important task.
Accessible Web Content 3: Writing Guidelines for Accessible Websites
November 4, 2020
Mangrove websites are designed and developed with layer types and components that in turn form the unique pages upon which our sites are designed. While the strategy behind every website is different, as a general rule, when creating content for the web, we recommend the maximum word counts outlined in this article.
All About Images
Accessibility, size, and compression
October 28, 2020
To ensure accessibility, there are important things to consider when using images on your website. These considerations include size recommendations, compression and accessibility requirements.