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  • 4 months 1 week ago
    Success kid
    The feeling of launching a site.

    Launching a new site is exciting, especially if it’s your first one. It’s a long, intense process that takes a lot of hard work, time, and care. That’s what makes it so great when you’ve finally finished it!

  • 5 months 1 week ago

    I hear people say that around the office all the time. They exclaim, “WTF, K2?!” Now, I get the K2 part. That’s my nickname ‘round these parts. However, I’m not totally sure what WTF stands for. I’m just going to assume that WTF stands for What The File and my coworkers just keep asking me what file types they should be using! To that end, I’ve prepared this handy guide for them, and I’m sharing it with you too!

  • 5 months 3 weeks 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.

  • 6 months 1 week 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.

  • 6 months 3 weeks 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.

  • 7 months 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?"

  • 11 months 4 weeks 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.

  • 1 year 3 months 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.

    Resources

  • 1 year 2 months 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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  • 1 year 3 months 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!

    Resources

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

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