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Technology & Trends

  • 2 months 2 weeks ago

    Despite universal thinking that we are all created equal, most of us don't really understand much about having an accessible website. We don't understand the reasons why accessibility is so important because we haven't truly experienced the methods and technologies these users rely on. 

    Today we're going to fill in some of these blanks for you by sharing some different tools and best practices. 

    So, as Julie Andrews' best ever character, Maria von Trapp, once sang, "Let's start at the very beginning." 

  • 2 months 2 weeks ago

    Feeling the effects of our drastically changing economy as a business owner? COVID-19 is not only affecting how we interact with our customers, but how we engage and sell to them virtually. Is your business adapting to the growing, evolving and vital online market?

  • 5 months 1 week ago

  • 1 year 1 month 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: 

  • 1 year 6 months 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.

  • 2 years 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.

  • 2 years 5 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?"

  • 2 years 8 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.

  • 3 years 3 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:

  • 3 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?

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