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Tips, Tricks & Tools

  • 5 days 3 hours 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.

  • 3 months 1 week 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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  • 3 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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  • 3 months 2 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

  • 3 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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  • 3 months 3 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.

  • 3 months 3 weeks ago

     

    Welcome back! In today's episode we're making a quick and easy custom display that shows as normal columns on desktop displays and as an accordion on mobile devices.

  • 5 months ago

     

    Are you trapped in colour conundrums? Panicking over your palettes? Whether you're a designer or a developer, those nasty hex codes are hard to remember! One of Cheeky's developer monkeys, Dave Cross, has the solution! Join Dave as he gives a great overview of when, how, and why to use Sip app.

  • 7 months 3 weeks ago

    Once upon a project, we were using the Google Graph API to build donut charts. This worked great until it came time to print. See, Google Graphs have no viewBox. So when a user wants to print a page, the graph bursts out of its container and overlaps other elements on the page. We could hide the overlap, but the size of the chart wouldn't change (Codepen)!

  • 7 months 3 weeks ago

    Starting a new job is a scary thing, even more so when you’ve been working solo for years. All of a sudden you’re questioning your skills, speed, and knowledge. Having a supportive, collaborative, hardworking team is crucial to helping you feel comfortable as a new hire. Thankfully, these first few weeks I’ve worked here have been an absolute blast. Let’s take a minute to break down how that journey looked.

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