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A few words from the apes, monkeys, and various primates that make up the Cheeky Monkey Super Squad.

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  • 10 months 2 weeks 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.

  • 1 year 1 month 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)!

  • 1 year 1 month 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.

  • 1 year 1 month ago

    Analytics Tools

    Did you know that studies show that almost 80% of Americans now shop online? For small businesses, this means having an online strategy is essential to reaching today's customers.

  • 1 year 7 months ago

    Let's cut to the chase: the top result on Google gets one-third of all traffic. That means if you aren't on the top of the page, you're losing potential customers.

    If you want to succeed, your business needs to master search engine optimization. But don't try to do it on your own. Instead, make sure you use the best SEO tools on the market.

    With these eight awesome tools at your fingertips, you'll boost your rankings in no time.  

  • 2 years 1 month ago

    In this post I’ll cover the improvements we’ve made to our developer workflow at Cheeky Monkey Media. At the center of these improvements is a git branching strategy, but I'll also talk a bit about code review, dev environments, and tools.

    The Dangers of the Jungle

    A lot of things can hurt you in the jungle. That's why monkeys watch — and pick the bugs off— each other's backs! Monkey troops are organized in a way that makes them as strong as they can be. As development teams we should create processes and workflows that do the same thing.

  • 2 years 3 months ago

    Time Vampires - Evil Time Wasting Blood Suckers - THEY ARE REAL!!!

    Have you ever looked at the clock and realized your work day is almost over and you can’t recall what you accomplished during the past 8 hours? If we’re really honest with ourselves and each other right now, you are probably nodding your head and hoping your boss isn’t asking why :)

  • 2 years 4 months ago

    When building or analyzing your website, the last thing you want to discover is that you’re one misplaced keyword away from bringing a Frankenstein-inspired mess to life.

    If you’re reading this article with a sinking feeling in your stomach, relax - the solution is much simpler than killing your own creation (or at least trying to), lest an angry village holding pitchforks comes after you.

    It’s called concept maps.

  • 2 years 8 months ago

    One of the great things about being a creative agency is the number of amazing ideas that we get to hear. Literally everyday, we are having conversations with our existing and potential clients about building their future.

  • 2 years 8 months ago

    As my time at Cheeky Monkey Media comes to an end, I thought I would share a list of the life lessons I learned while working with these amazing Monkeys (some of them probably aren’t fit for a corporate blog post). Giving me my first “big girl” job out of college is something I will forever be grateful for. I also want to give a big thank you to all the people behind the company for the laughs, lessons, and nerf wars - you guys are some pretty cool cats.

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