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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

  • 2 years 10 months ago

    Our monkeys have tricks and tips instead of ticks and fleas!

    Hi there!

    How’s your jungle today? Our’s is full of too much coffee, multiple projects, and conflicting deadlines. Oh, and did we mention our nests need cleaning, our kids won’t get off our backs, the monkey chief is in a mood, and our significant others forgot to do their share of the household chores, again?  

    Some days it makes you want to screech in frustration.

  • 3 years ago

    When I was presented with the task of writing my first blog for Cheeky Monkey, the first thought that came to my mind (after the initial ‘crawl under a rock’ impulse) was to write about one of my encounters trying to wrestle with the tiny Drupal demons that lift their heads every now and then. A problem-solution tutorial, I thought!

  • 3 years 1 month ago

    I recently gave a talk to the local Chamber of Commerce in which I outlined some general standards for Social Media and how to use it. The talk itself was fine, and I was happy to be asked to do it. But in my experience going to a lot of other talks on digital marketing media, I’ve been shocked to see that the presentations are usually about ten miles ahead of where people actually have questions.

  • 3 years 3 months ago

    The internet is in a constant state of change, so I suggest you keep up. Everyday there is new code pushed up, new modules, patches and security releases.

    Think of your website like a new sports car. Every six months you're supposed to bring it in for an oil change or tune up. Your website is much the same, and every so often, you're going to need to update some modules or apply a security patch.

  • 3 years 5 months ago

    We have all watched someone work in an application as they executed all the commands from the application menus. Even when they use the right-click menu to cut and paste… watching this can be painful.

    Time is Money

    In the world of graphic design, a time driven industry, the faster you can complete your work the more profitable you will be. You may not think that things like using keyboard shortcuts would amount to any significant difference, but it does. Trust me.

    Here are a couple of reasons:

  • 3 years 10 months ago

    When Writer’s Block Happens

    Ugh – some days, it’s easier to put words on paper than others. As a person that spends much of his professional time writing (proposals, website content, marketing documents, ad copy), there are far fewer things more frustrating than the dreaded Writer’s Block.

  • 3 years 10 months ago

    1. Memorable


    A logo should stand out in a crowd. It should be instantly recognisable, either through its form or type. Of course, marketing is what is going to get it in front of people first, it just needs to be sticky when it gets there. There probably aren’t too many logos out there more memorable than Coca Cola and McDonalds.

  • 3 years 11 months ago

    So you have finally decided to create a new website, but you soon realize there is somewhere in the neighbourhood of 10 million things for you to understand and organize before you can get started.

    For instance, do you have a domain name? Hosting? Content plan? (you do know what a content plan is, right?) And I just know you have already picked out a Content Management System… yes?

  • 3 years 11 months ago

    The drupal admin menu module is something I use everyday. Recently, I ran into a problem with it.

    I needed to give some users access to some specific menu items, however, no matter what I did, that particular user role could not see the menu items. It only displayed an empty admin menu at the top.

  • 4 years 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 :)

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