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

Web Development

  • 1 month ago

    Unless you're a magician with numbers, calculating a budget for your website is probably not at the top of your “Things I can’t wait to do!” list. Take it from the monkeys who do it all the time (that's us), it's not that bad. In fact, it can actually be fun.

    Yes, you read that right. Budgeting can be fun. No, we haven't gone bananas. But, we have prepared this guide to help you with the process.

  • 10 months 3 weeks ago

    Brace yourselves ladies and gentlemen. This is going to be an epic tutorial (*sarcasm*). So you want to build a sortable table of information using views? The one that works like a folder where you click on the tab “Name” and it sorts alphabetically ascending or descending. Well i’ve got a tutorial for you.

    First create a view with the content type that you wish to have in it. In the image below I will be using Articles content type.

  • 11 months 4 weeks ago

    Using zurb-foundation and a custom child theme

    So, to first quote the wordpress site directly:

    There are a few reasons why you would want to use a child theme:

  • 1 year ago

    Looking to increase your website performance and get a free SSL certificate? Check out CloudFlare’s free service to “supercharge” your website.

    Performance

    Cloudflare can increase performance in a few ways. First, it can distribute your content globally usings its content delivery network (CDN). Secondly, it leverages browser caching and can minify HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Depending on your site, you can see some great performance gains, with little work.

  • 1 year 2 months ago

    Memcached and Redis are in-memory key-value pair storing system, or in short, a “caching” system. Both of them open-sourced.

    First a bit of history.

    Memcached

    Originally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick at Danda interactive for their website LiveJournal, which was very popular in 2003. It was written in Perl at first, then written in C by Anatoly Vorobey (who was also employed at LiveJournal because of his work).

    Now in 2015, this program has continuously proved its capabilities and is used by a lot of top websites such as:

  • 1 year 3 months ago

    Before writing any actual code for a module or project, you should try to construct your code idea in a low language(Plain English), which is a good practice.Then, when you write the actual code, the steps will be clear and automatic to create. A great benefit to this is that you have now a comments section to add over your code so future programmers will grasp the code easily.

    Lets look at an example:

  • 1 year 3 months ago

    In the world of programming whether you’re working in Web, Software, Data etc. you’ve more than likely heard of being “ In The Zone“ or “The Flow”. This zone is a state of mind where you have lost awareness of your surroundings, lost track of time, forgot you have children and a mortgage to pay. This is somewhat a sort of meditative state where you solely concentrate on the work in front of you and nothing can stop you.

  • 1 year 5 months ago

    Drupal web development is in high demand. Web sites are becoming more complicated and the use case scenario is always changing. It is not uncommon these days to have a website that is never finished, but instead is in a constant flux of feature requests and sprint completions.

    This can lead business owners and leaders to focus on their internal team. Believing that building internally will save them time and money. Not to mention the ability to streamline projects and greatly reduce lead times.

  • 1 year 6 months ago

    They say that an infinite number of monkeys hitting random keys on a typewriter would eventually create the collected works of William Shakespeare.

    I am but one monkey on a MacBook.  I don’t believe I’ll come close to achieving Shakespeare, but at least I have autocorrect.  I may steal a few things from Shakespeare as I go, and probably Whitman too.

  • 1 year 8 months ago

    Just a few warning signs to tell if you may be addicted to using xdebug:

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