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

Tips, Tricks & Tools

  • 3 years 4 months ago

    The importance of a great office environment is often overlooked. Company health starts with everyone on your team WANTING to come to work. It is ironic that to keep an employee productive and motivated, what they really need is some downtime to chill, relax, and spend a bit of time doing something fun. It could be a friendly game of darts, a good conversation (not work related), or just knowing that a beer is waiting for them on Friday afternoon in the office lounge. (if you don’t have an office lounge, I highly recommend acquiring one :)

  • 3 years 5 months ago

    It is no secret that Drupal is transitioning, or already transitioned, to an enterprise solution. What this means is we are seeing larger and larger builds with massive budgets and hours.

    To muddy the waters even further we are dealing with clients that prefer flat rate quotes. As a Drupal company, or even an independent freelancer, it is very important that we are accurate on our quotes. And since we base our quotes on hours, even for flat rate proposals, it is imperative that we don’t “miss”.

  • 3 years 7 months ago

    There is one thing that is universal in all jobs. Communication. It doesn’t matter what your profession is when it comes to the importance of everyone understanding what the heck is going on . This is something I feel I have always been good at, and great communication has definitely helped my transition into the www.holycrapihavenoideawhatyoujustsaidworld. (Oh cool, I just made a fake link. Awesome :)

  • 3 years 6 months ago

    Are you ready to start planning your website? Know now that there is a lot of upfront work needed to make sure your project is both successful and on time and budget. Probably, the biggest question you will be asked to answer is, what is the purpose behind your website? For instance, is it there to give your company brand recognition? Sell products? Gain followers?

  • 3 years 7 months ago

    I am absolutely shocked that I have been a “noob” now for 9 months! I find myself taking things for granted that would have knocked my brain cells loose back in November. For example, I somehow managed to wipe my laptop clean of all of my “techie tools” that I use everyday for project management (at least I brought my laptop to work...SCORE!) I don’t know how or why the slate was wiped clean, but it was. Instead of the pure panic that I would have experienced so many months ago, I calmly, and logically, started restoring all of my accesses...ALL ON MY OWN. Collective GASP!

  • 3 years 8 months ago

    Monday Morning Motivation

    Ugh, it’s Monday already? What happened to the weekend?

    Well, in an effort to start the week on the right foot, here are a few motivational posts, links and tension breakers. If we can start the week with a laugh and inject a little enthusiasm into a Monday, we’ll be in good shape to keep the Adventures rolling along!

    Come on, it’s easy – put one foot forward, and repeat until we reach the destination marker…

  • 3 years 9 months ago

    It’s no secret that the Adventure crew here at Cheeky Monkey Media loves Drupal. Heck, we even had our Creative Director create a short video to proclaim it (you can check that out here). We love Drupal so much, that even though we’re a bunch of geeky, nerdy, development types, we’d actually try to hit on it if it was a girl (that’s saying a lot!)

  • 3 years 10 months ago

    In the world of ‘typography’ where the printed page is sometimes classified as a work of exquisite craft (or even art if you ask some typophiles), there are a duo of villains known as the widow and the orphan.

    The widow and the orphan are both careless remnants that can disrupt a page’s “typographic colour”.

  • 3 years 10 months ago

    So I have recently discovered that I LOVE Google docs. Once I figured out how to navigate through the system, which has taken me basically six months (sigh), I realized how handy it is to have all of this documentation to reference. I really enjoy the “sharing” feature of Google docs as well which is something I never thought I would say!

  • 3 years 11 months ago

    What a fantastic start to my day today. Being the resident newbie, I take a lot of flack from the boys in the office (did I mention that I am the only female? I drink a lot more now, just saying). Typically, when the monkey men mock me (go alliteration!), I go into tone deaf mode, but not this morning. I miiiiight have come to work WITHOUT my laptop. This tiny oopsy, small hiccup if you will, sent the boys into full “ape” mode. You would think that I came to work without an arm, leg or my floatie or something. Sigh.

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