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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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  • 4 years 6 months ago

    A basic study of the world’s most accepted color.

    The color blue, one of the 3 additive primary colors (Red, Green, Blue - or known as RGB) and one of the 3 subtractive primaries (Red, Yellow, Blue - or also known as RYB in the painting world) is the world’s most well accepted color. This really isn’t surprising, remember the last time you asked someone what their favorite color was? If it wasn’t blue - it was probably in their top 3. In contrast to this colors like yellow are typically love it or hate it. 

  • 4 years 6 months ago

    Welcome to the monkey weekly. This week there was a ton of Drupal stuff happening. Did you have a chance to take a look at our monkey blog?

    The first place we’d like you to check out is all of the new monkeys that have come on board. You can do this by clicking here. Say hello to Justin, Patrick, and Treena. So far they’ve all survived working for Cheeky Monkey Media and we think they like it.

  • 4 years 7 months ago
    Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2013 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness

    The parallax effect in simple terms is when something in the foreground appears to be moving faster than objects in the distance. One of the earliest uses of this effect for entertainment are the older 2D video games that had objects in the foreground moving at different rates than those of the background, producing the illusion of depth.

  • 4 years 8 months ago

    Did you have a great Thanksgiving monkeys? I know I ate way too much turkey banana casserole! What about you?

    Anyway, I am here to talk to you about content management security. Great topic, huh?

    Recently Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security tested the security analysis on the main Web content management systems like Joomla, Drupal and of course, WordPress. They decided that CMS should not be run in its typical configuration. What, specifically does this mean?

  • 4 years 9 months ago

    It’s your monkey Wednesday news! Today I am going to talk about an interesting topic…are you listening? Have you ever looked at HealthCare.gov for the Obama administration? If so, you are probably having the same thoughts we are: Why didn’t they use WordPress to design their website? There are 14 states who have designed their own health insurance web sites and five of them have used WordPress. Of course, they aren’t perfect, but these web sites have run better than HealthCare.gov.

  • 4 years 10 months ago

    If you are wondering which content management system to use to build your website, you may have thought about Drupal and Joomla. Both are content management systems with user friendly features to improve your website. Examining both of these systems will prove to be helpful before you choose one to work with.

  • 4 years 10 months ago

    If you love Drupal, then you love hearing what Dries Buytaert has to say. I came across this awesome blog post on his top three tips for startups. I wanted to highlight some of his information because well, let’s face it; he’s a Drupal and web genius.

  • 4 years 11 months ago

    As a potential web design client there may be some monkey business on a website that you just don’t think about.  Business2Community.com does an excellent job talking about details on a website that you may not have thought about before. I wanted to highlight some of their best points.

    “It is no longer sufficient merely to inform people, your website should engage with your market.”

  • 4 years 11 months ago

    This week is just a little off the monkey topic of Drupal and WordPress. Before you begin your web design or development process, you should really dig into the idea of ensuring you choose the best domain name for your website. If you haven’t already bitten the bullet on your domain name, then make sure you check out these ape-mazing tips.

    #1. Be Unique

  • 4 years 11 months ago

    Let’s get down to monkey business. Everything you do in life doesn’t require a degree. In fact, there are some awesome things you can teach yourself. Some of our monkeys taught themselves all about Drupal, web development, and web design. Let us dig in to a couple of skills that would be totally awesome to teach ourselves.

    #1. Photography and Photo Shop

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