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A few words from the apes, monkeys, and various primates that make up the Cheeky Monkey Super Squad.

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:26 / Calvin Tyndall
In this post I’ll cover the improvements we’ve made to our developer workflow at Cheeky Monkey Media. At the center of these improvements is a git branching strategy, but I'll also talk a bit about code review, dev environments, and tools. The… Read more
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 16:16 / John Lutz
The Situation That Prompted Change The monkey house (aka Cheeky Monkey Media) has been expanding a lot during the past few years. Our team has been growing. We’ve been working on more and larger projects, and we’ve been branching out to include more… Read more
Wed, 03/29/2017 - 22:29 / Špela Grašič
A few weeks ago, when I first started writing our website maintenance blog series, I asked one of our developers (Calvin Tyndall) to give the first blog a quick review. Calvin had a number of really good suggestions, but one really stood out to me.… Read more
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:43 / Špela Grašič
Hi! You’ve heard of SEO right? It’s also called search engine optimization. It’s that weird thing marketers and techies talk about, and then they wave their magic wands and you’re suddenly ranking at the top or near the top of the Googles. A lot of… Read more
Wed, 03/08/2017 - 22:14 / Špela Grašič
Taking Care of Your Website Helps Cut Down Unexpected Costs Associated With Website Emergencies Making sure your website gets regular maintenance is kind of like of making sure your car gets regular oil changes. It’s much cheaper to get your oil… Read more
Mon, 02/27/2017 - 17:34 / Rohan
At Cheeky Monkey, one of our goals is to have fun at work. After all, it's been said that the average worker spends 5 hours and 41 minutes per day at their desk, so why not make the most of it? That being said, we take our work very seriously and it… Read more
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:24 / Gene Bernier
Time Vampires - Evil Time Wasting Blood Suckers - THEY ARE REAL!!! Have you ever looked at the clock and realized your work day is almost over and you can’t recall what you accomplished during the past 8 hours? If we’re really honest with ourselves… Read more
Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:25 / Špela Grašič
Two weeks ago, I had the chance to sit down with the National Hemophilia Association (NHF)’s marketing and education team: Jay Patel, Director of Online Marketing and Data Systems Beth Marshall, Director of Communications Kate Nammacher, Director of… Read more
Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:55 / Špela Grašič
Email marketing has the potential to have the highest return on investment (ROI) of all your marketing efforts. According to the 2016 State of Email Report published by Litmus, email has an ROI “of 38-to-1 on every dollar invested.” That’s pretty… Read more
Tue, 01/24/2017 - 15:09 / Špela Grašič
In my recent guest post, I discuss why WordPress and Drupal are excellent content management system (CMS) choices for your nonprofit’s community website. Picking the right CMS is only the first step to building and nurturing a successful online… Read more
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:31 / Špela Grašič
Last week, we published a case study about our experience integrating Cheeky Monkey Media’s Drupal website with AMP. We’re pretty impressed with the results. But, what if you have a WordPress site? And, what if you’re a nonprofit, for example, and… Read more
Tue, 12/27/2016 - 20:20 / Micah Joyner
AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) The official definition: The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that embodies the vision that publishers can create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere… Read more
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