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The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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

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  • 1 week ago

    Do you want to kick ass in the digital environment? We thought so! Our cheeky monkeys have been helping clients do just that since 2008—longer than many digital agencies have been around.

  • 2 weeks ago

    We have established ourselves as experts in the Drupal and Web development sphere. However, few people are aware that we bring much more to the table. We are a diverse team of creative thinkers, designers, and marketers with the single-minded desire to make your project a success. It takes more than just building a Website these days, so it's important to us that our clients know that engaging with Cheeky Monkey Media can be a full spectrum experience. 

  • 4 weeks 1 day ago

    A user pathway (sometimes called user flow and user journey)  is the path a visitor takes on your website before completing the action you would like them to take.

    You can tackle the user pathway, after you have completed your user research and user personas.

    Here's how ...

  • 1 month ago

    Running a campaign in AdWords can be a fantastic way to get more leads for businesses that rely on lead generation. It can also be an expensive money pit, if you’re not doing it right.

    We’re going to share with you some fairly straightforward ways of reducing your cost per lead. Our PPC team recently reduced a client’s cost per lead by 178% while increasing the number of leads by 186%. Here is how we did it.

     

  • 1 month ago

    Having your business listed on Google’s Local 3-Pack is a highly coveted position for any company with a local presence.

    Google recently changed the layout of the search results on desktop; so now they look more like mobile. The Local 3-Pack is now displayed before the organic search results on all devices. This is pretty huge.

    Google 3-Pack shot on a mobile phone

  • 1 month 2 weeks ago

    NOTE: This tutorial assumes you have some knowledge of Drupal site building, field and field display management. It will include some theming code examples.

    If you've never heard of the Paragraphs module, it allows you to create "bundles" of fields and then call in those bundles via a paragraphs field on another entity. You can then add any number of these bundles into the entity, in any combination, to build out a page or some other super snazzy component.

  • 2 months 1 week ago

    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.

     

  • 2 months 2 weeks ago

    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 apologize that I did not do a good job of keeping track of all of the changes made so far. I code everything before I start writing, so hopefully it is not too confusing.

  • 2 months 3 weeks ago

    Recently, I started using the Paragraphs Module to create landing pages.

    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 collections, paragraphs allow you to choose a different set of fields each time.

  • 2 months 4 weeks ago

    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. There were problems, and I don’t like problems, only solutions.

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