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

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 15:24 / Keifer Rodway
I never expected to learn life lessons from sports, but it happened. I started playing organized sports at 4 and haven’t stopped since. I grew up playing hockey, soccer, and basketball, but baseball was always my favorite. I was a command pitcher. A… Read more
Thu, 07/21/2016 - 17:37 /
As a digital solutions organization that's been traditionally known as a web design and development shop, we get a lot of requests from organizations that would like an intuitive, engaging, easy-to-use, and/or pretty. The thing about this whole… Read more
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 16:08 /
On our first day as interns at Cheeky Monkey, we (Jared and Jordan) were given the task of exploring the somewhat uncharted waters of using Behat, an open source BDD (Behavior-driven development) testing framework, with Drupal 7.   Why BDD Testing… Read more
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 16:11 / Dennis Powers
I work for a growing business solutions provider. We make our client’s businesses and organizations better using technology. As the oldest member of the team (only by a couple of years, in my defense), and because we work in a “have fun, but get… Read more
Tue, 07/12/2016 - 18:06 / Yan Yong
This is part 3, of a 3 part tutorial for creating a custom module for drupal 7. If you haven't already done so, you may wish to look at part 1 and part 2 first. Anyway, here is the source code of this tutorial. First of all, though, I have to… Read more
Thu, 07/07/2016 - 16:13 /
Even after five and-a-half years of chaos to complete my BBA, I still had zero idea of what I was going to do next — maybe that sounds familiar? Kelowna isn’t exactly a great place to start a career, but I wasn’t ready to depart from the Okanagan (… Read more
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 18:09 / Rick Bjarnason
I like to run. A lot. I log more miles than the average bear, which to some people is nuts, but I find it very therapeutic. This mindset comes in handy as I am currently training for a 70 mile, ultra marathon race (it may involve going up and over a… Read more
Tue, 07/05/2016 - 15:50 / Yan Yong
Recently, I started using the Paragraphs Module to develop landing pages for Drupal Websites. If you haven’t used it before, go check it out. It’s really user-friendly. I feel like it’s a replacement for field collections. However, unlike field… Read more
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
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