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Technology & Trends

  • 4 weeks 2 days ago

    Decoupled architecture. It’s making waves in the development community and all for the right reasons. 

    Separating your back-end from your front-end simply makes sense. 

    Content management systems like WordPress and Drupal both offer a set of features that streamline development. Features such as: 

  • 5 months 3 weeks ago

    We’re gearing up for another year at Cheeky Monkey Media. A new year means new trends which means more research and better results. Recently, we’ve broken up what we do into three simple pillars, design, development, and marketing. After taking a look, there are a few things we’re most excited to pursue in the new year.

  • 11 months ago

    Starting in July, Google Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure,” according to a blog post published by Chrome security product manager Emily Schechter. Chrome currently displays a neutral information icon, but starting with version 68, the browser will warn users with an extra notification in the address bar. Chrome currently marks HTTPS-encrypted sites with a green lock icon and “Secure” sign.

  • 1 year 4 months ago

    If you want your website to stand out, you need to make sure you're following the latest web design trends.

    In 2017, 57.7% of small to medium-sized business owners stated that they wished to invest in new and improved website design in the future. The main trigger for this move is the fact that web design is constantly evolving and changing to suit the needs of any user base.

    There is one big question you should now be asking yourself. "How can I improve my own website design?"

  • 1 year 7 months ago

    Have you noticed that when performing a Google search on mobile, often the link you click through to isn't the websites direct URL? You'll see in your browser URL bar something like "https://google.com/amp/so-forth-and-so-on". That's Google's Project AMP and it's here to speed up your mobile browsing experience.

  • 2 years 2 months ago

    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. He suggested that I change one of the paragraphs on mobile to:

  • 2 years 5 months ago

    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 not a digital agency, do you need to have AMP?

  • 2 years 9 months ago

    14 to 6 — the ratio of men to women at Cheeky Monkey Media. 11 to 3 — the ratio of men to women in the particular office I work in. These ratios are very common in tech. It is no secret that the industry is male dominated. It is hard to find quality employees, no matter the sex, in any industry, but when it comes to technology it is a simple fact that there are more males than females in the work force. It is not good, it is not bad, it is just the way it is. The exciting part?

  • 3 years ago

    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 box. That somehow, without intending it, we have led the world astray.

  • 3 years 6 months ago

    Last week, one of our latest hires was explaining to me that we don’t feel like an Web Agency. Instead, he claimed that we felt and acted like a web development shop.

    I thought this was a strange thing to say. To me, they are more or less the exact same thing. But, he went on to explain that there are a number of stigmas associated with each. So I thought it would be fun to compare some

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