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

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 18:24 /
Party Like it’s 1999 As I write this article, I have been in the graphic design business for about 17 years. It’s been a long but rewarding haul. In 1999, I launched my first graphic design business… Steel Dolphin Creative. I had cultivated a few… Read more
Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:16 /
I recently had to create a new layout that mimicked the Pinterest layout. Masonry to the rescue! (sorta...) With Drupal already crapping out the content via views, we could just use the Masonry views plugin right? Sorta. Well, it worked. ... sorta.… Read more
Fri, 06/24/2016 - 18:48 /
Recently, Cheeky Monkey Media selected two interns from the Epicodus Drupal Development Track. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Epicodus, it is “a vocational school for aspiring programmers” based in Portland, Oregon. After what seemed like… Read more
Thu, 06/23/2016 - 18:50 / Keifer Rodway
Money, something that is not at the forefront for not-for-profits, but is something that is always in the background. This is especially true when you don't have enough of it to start that new initiative. You know the one with the delayed launch. Ya… Read more
Fri, 06/17/2016 - 22:34 / Denis Babineau
As an html/css purist at heart, my school of thought has always been having your representational layer separated from your markup. Sites like CSS Zen Garden taught us that you should never have to mix your design styles inside your markup with the… Read more
Thu, 06/16/2016 - 22:35 /
This is one of the blogs that I was really thrilled to write because I got to document my first ever installation of the production version of Drupal 8.  And boy, was I excited!  As you know, Drupal has made some significant changes under the hood… Read more
Thu, 06/16/2016 - 16:43 /
Did You Know That Grants Can Help Fund a Nonprofit Website? Disclaimer: There are very few grants that are related directly to nonprofit websites - in fact, we haven’t come across any. But that’s no reason to throw your hat in the air and despair. A… Read more
Thu, 06/09/2016 - 16:44 / Rick Bjarnason
People are often surprised when they hear that we do work for other Agencies. Including some in our own industry. The common way of thinking is that we are all competitors. Well, we don’t see it that way. This is not a zero sum game – where if… Read more
Thu, 06/02/2016 - 17:25 / Treena Bjarnason
The Design Factor DrupalCon was an amazing sight to behold in person. Since I was fortunate enough to be on the New Orleans DrupalCon design team, it was actually uber cool to see all of the Drupal Association’s (DA's) and Chris Arlidge’s (our… Read more
Thu, 06/02/2016 - 15:50 /
Today, I had the opportunity to talk with an absolutely incredible woman. I hope that I can meet her in person one day. You probably don’t know her and you probably wouldn’t recognize her on the street. But I can’t imagine that you could speak to… Read more
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 16:24 / Rick Bjarnason
You know that feeling in your stomach you get when things go awry? That sinking feeling? When I think about the current state of web technologies, I get that feeling. I can’t help but think, that as web professionals, we have created a pandora’s… Read more
Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:23 /
I must admit, I am not very good with new year's resolutions. The first problem is actually deciding on one that doesn’t involve a fitness related goal. Second problem is actually sticking to it for more than 3 weeks. This is probably true for you… Read more
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