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

Drupal Planet

  • 3 years 6 months ago

    Back in June of 2014, the monkeys Drupal Development team headed for Austin, Texas. We stormed the Drupalcon with adventure gear, and a few clever and even controversial tee shirt giveaways. One of the most popular tee shirt was the "We are Drupal - Resistance is Futile" tees.

    We have brought it back for you in a free wallpaper version. Feel free to download the zip file (a whack of various sizes are available). We hope you enjoy these, and feel free to share and spread the word.

  • 3 years 6 months ago

    Cheeky Monkey broke my Foundation cherry.  It’s been a pleasurable experience.

    Coming from frameworks like Zen Grids (+ Drupal Theme) and Susy2 Grids, I can appreciate (and need) some major control over the grids.  I have to say though, foundation does a bang up job of letting you control the ‘big stuff’ with ease, and still being able to get down into the nitty griddy(see what I did there?) -- and change what you like without too much fuss.

    Drupal, Drupal he’s our man.

    And then, oh yeah, there’s a Drupal theme for it!  

  • 3 years 7 months ago

    If you are looking to create a rich and dynamic web app that has little to no latency, Drupal and AngularJS is the answer as they go hand in hand. In this article I will show you a brief intro of what AngularJS is. There is a bit of a learning curve in this awesome architecture, but if you know some basic JavaScript you will be ok.

    AngularJS is a front-end JavaScript framework for making web apps and is created by our good pal Google.

    A few cool facts about AngularJS:

  • 3 years 7 months ago

    Coming up with a way to easily navigate and administer a Drupal site has always been a bit of a struggle. Usually, you’ve pleased the site builders and confused the normal site admins. Or pleased the site admins, but then caused the site builders to pull out their hair in frustration. We like to use admin_menu for site builders, and to use navbar as a nice and easy site admin toolbar. Admin_menu is great to give site builders quick access to almost every admin page there is.

  • 3 years 8 months ago

    Having a mobile friendly responsive website is always a good idea. Having a responsive website that loads really fast is even better. Large images are often a bottleneck and the cause of slower page load. A great way to solve this is to serve up different images based on the screen size instead of scaling a large image to fit.

  • 3 years 8 months ago

    I develop Drupal websites on Mac, so I usually don't have to deal with IE at all (since I use the excuse that I can't install IE on mac). Lately, I started adding IE testing to my skill set list and have been playing around setting up multiple virtual machines for browser testing. You can read my blog post here on how to setup any IE on mac.

    Anyway, recently I ran into a very interesting IE11 problem.

    I want to share my finding here and hopefully you can learn from my mistakes.

  • 3 years 8 months ago

    Learn how to configure Drupal to send out HTML emails. Also, learn how to add images and colours to email in order to enhance your user's experience.

    We are going to use mail system and mime mail in this tutorial. I will try to keep things simple. Four steps to configure Drupal to send HTML email.


  • 3 years 8 months ago

    Imagine this scenario. You add three different blocks in your footer region and the mockups call for them to be side by side. Here are 3 ways to accomplish this Drupal design challenge:

  • 3 years 8 months ago

    This tutorial is written for new Drupal developers or PHP developers who want to learn Drupal. The following are steps to create a simple sample module ,so you can learn and be inspired to contribute your own.

    We are going to do the following in this tutorial:

  • 3 years 9 months ago

    Drupal 7 is by far my favorite CMS to date and Zurb Foundation is currently my go to theme. Although, I wouldn't really call Foundation a theme, but more of a responsive front-end framework that you can use to build your themes from.

    Here is how to setup a fresh copy of Drupal 7 and configure a Foundation sub-theme quickly to get your project up and running:

    Install Drupal Using Drush

    Although you can do this all the old fashion way, I prefer to use drush for this. Here are the drush commands to make this all happen:

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