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.
Technology & Trends
- 1 month ago
- 7 months 2 weeks 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:
- 10 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?
- 1 year 2 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?
- 1 year 5 months 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 11 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
- 2 years 6 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.
And if that is not enough. Members of their team have been quoted as saying that this new mobile-friendly algorithm will have more of an impact than Penguin and Panda.
- 2 years 8 months 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 8 months 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 10 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.