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

Technology & Trends

  • 2 months 1 week 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?

  • 7 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?

  • 9 months 3 weeks 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.

  • 1 year 4 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

  • 1 year 10 months ago

    Be warned! Google is about to shake things up on you, and you may not like it.

    Starting April 21st 2015, the mobile readiness of your site is going to affect your search engine rankings. Sadly, many are not taking this seriously. Even though Google has been very clear on their intentions.

    Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.

  • 2 years 1 month ago

    grateful - warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful
    gratitude - the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful

    2014 was a year of growth, challenges, and humbling experiences which filled me with a lot of gratitude for the opportunities to grow both personally and as a partner of Cheeky Monkey Media.

  • 2 years 1 month ago

    When looking for an adaptable, secure, and powerful CMS, why should you choose Drupal? Because you want these things of course! (and there is more...so much more...)

  • 2 years 2 months ago

    One of the biggest keys to having a successful website is somehow utilizing a content management system. A content management system (CMS) is a way of storing the content of a website so that different users with non-expert level web development experience can create, edit, and manage the thousands or millions of little pieces of content that get displayed to the end user when they visit your site.

  • 2 years 6 months ago

    At the end of the week, it’s nice to just sit, relax, and review all the cool things from the past 7 days. What better way to do that, than to sit ‘round the campfire and banter? Word ‘Round the Campfire is our weekly roundup, containing our past week’s blogs, tidbits the Adventure crew has found interesting, and hopefully, a chance for a few laughs and reflection.

  • 2 years 6 months ago

    Content marketing, social media, and user experience seem to be all the key buzzwords that are rocking the blogs lately, and as marketing professionals, we need to pay attention. Certainly, the methods and tactics that worked for our parents’ marketing strategies aren’t going to work for us, and even the strategies we ourselves used less than a decade ago are becoming obsolete.

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