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Technology & Trends

  • 1 month 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?

  • 2 months 4 weeks ago

    I have a bone to pick with the web industry. Unfortunately as a whole, we have not taken enough responsibility for our clients’ successes.

    In many ways, we have been resembling gym memberships. We happily take people’s money and point them towards the weights or cardio machines. In our case, we build them a site and then wish them best of luck with it.

  • 3 months 4 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.

  • 4 months 3 weeks ago

    On Thursday, April 20th 2016, we released our brand new Drupal 8 website. You’re on it right now! Cool, right?

  • 10 months 1 week 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 4 months ago

    Over the past 15 years of working in the web industry I have come to see many, many solutions to hosting the projects we spend so much time crafting. I’ve experienced the overworked PC in a client’s closet to the far extreme of  numerous servers in a data center, somewhere we will never get to see with our own eyes. In short, there has been a lot of changes and options available to us to deliver our web applications and sites to the masses.

  • 1 year 4 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.

  • 1 year 5 months ago

    As a Web Developer with 2+ solid years experience, I haven’t been exposed a lot to online cryptography in my career. Unfortunately, only just a bit here and there. A fog of mystery has always surrounded this subject and I assume for others too.

    This is why I did some research into it and wrote this “simple” article. I put emphasis on the simple because this subject is a big one and I don’t have time to write a PHD thesis. There are people dedicating years of study and research to cryptography. This article is a what, where and why this sophisticated technology is important.

  • 1 year 7 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.

  • 1 year 7 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...)

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