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  • 2 years 3 months ago

    A while ago, our creative director asked me to implement a custom 404 page on our corporate website. We were tired of the generic drupal 404 page and wanted to give it our own “cheeky” touch.

    Of course with drupal, there are a few different ways to accomplish this. So I decided to use a custom preprocessor and PHP template for our application.

    Basically, what we are going to do is create a new PHP template called page--404.tpl.php and modify the code to suit our needs. But before we can get started, we first need to tell drupal about this new template.

  • 2 years 5 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.

  • 2 years 9 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.

  • 2 years 10 months ago

    I can hardly believe that we are through the first quarter of 2015 already. It is crazy how time really does fly when you are having fun!

    Cheeky Monkey Media is off to a great start for the year. Sales have been brisk, requests are sky high and the dev team is firing on all cylinders. In an effort to keep you up to date, I thought I would share a few thoughts:

    What is the plan for the Monkeys?

    This is always a tough one to answer. In short, we want to be the best development shop that we can be. I know that sounds like a cop out, so I will elaborate.

  • 2 years 11 months ago

    1. Memorable

    mcdonalds

    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 1 month 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 6 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…

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