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Tips, Tricks & Tools

  • 1 day 22 hours ago

    There's a famous line from the movie Field of Dreams that you've probably heard before. "If you build it, they will come." You know as well as us that it takes a lot more than just merely being online to attract customers, drive business, and grow sales. As excellent as it sounded in the movie, there's only one group of people that are guaranteed to come.

  • 3 weeks 2 days ago

    Your website needs to make your job easier, not harder. 

    Don’t you agree?

    Chances are, your website is running on a content management system (CMS). If we had to guess which one, it would be a coin flip between either WordPress or Drupal.

    Were we right? After all, those are the top CMS platforms in the world.

  • 1 month ago

    We often get asked about bounce rate. What exactly does it mean, and is it a bad thing to have a high bounce rate. 

    As monkeys we like to bounce around... a lot. 

    But when it comes to your website, having a high bounce rate could be a bad thing.

    So let’s jump into what it means and ways you can improve it.

    What does bounce rate mean?

    A bounce is a single-page session on your site. It’s when a user only triggers a single request to the analytics server.

  • 1 month 2 weeks ago

    Have you seen the new easter egg Google put up in preparation for Avengers Endgame? It's pretty dang cool! We were just doing our monkey thang the other morning when Alex, our tech lead and an all around kickass guy, stuck his head over his monitors (kinda like Wilson from Home Improvement), and said, "Hey, anybody see this Thanos thing on Google?"

  • 6 months 1 week ago

    Gone are the days when billboards, TV/radio ads, and cold calling were the only ways to land B2B leads. And no, we do not miss those days.

    Now, search engines, social media, and online ads dominate. But the ease with which businesses use these spaces also means that competition is fierce.

    If you want to stand out from this competition, you need B2B strategies that help you produce as much traffic and as many high-quality leads as possible.

  • 9 months 2 weeks ago

     

    In this episode we explore xScope, a Swiss Army knife tool that everyone in your front and back end web design and development team can use to ensure a project is looking its best.

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  • 9 months 1 week ago

     

    Welcome back you magnificent monkeys! In this episode, we see how to make helpful images and videos for bug reports. Visuals help developers fix bugs faster, so including them in reports is always a happy bonus.

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  • 9 months 3 weeks ago

     

    In this episode we take a look at how CSS counters can be used to make numbered items easier to build and maintain. Lists aren't the only way!

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    Demo: https://codepen.io/cheekymonkeymedia/pen/OoJOqZ

  • 9 months 3 weeks ago

     

    In this episode, we check out some tools to help us pick accessible colours so our websites are viewable by the widest range of people.

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  • 9 months 4 weeks ago

     

    The iPhone camera is excellent already, but can you rely on it as your only content creation machine? We think YES, you certainly can. In this video, Spencer shows how to draw out the best image quality from the iPhone’s amazing camera(s), and tweak them using VSCO & Adobe Lightroom CC mobile.

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