The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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

Cheeky Monkey Media Adopt-a-Primate Initiative

January 24, 2022 / Natalie Chew

Our world is a little bananas right now. The global Covid-19 pandemic may have been introduced into our lives in 2020, but it’s still very present in 2022 and has made these last 2 years quite a thing, yes? At Cheeky Monkey Media (CMM), fortunately pro…
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Why Prototypes Will Transform Your Web Project’s Results 

January 12, 2022 / Ashley Olsen

What’s a Prototype in the World of Websites? The world of prototypes is a big one, and depending on the industry you’re in, “prototype” can mean different things. In UX and web design, there are a couple of different types of prototypes that you might…
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5 Advantages of a UX Designer/Project Manager Hybrid

December 20, 2021 / Vanessa Devine

So here’s the thing, I love my job. (I promise my boss isn’t holding a gun to my head as I write this.) I do, genuinely, love my job. The reason? Because I get to be both a UX Designer and Project Manager for clients. And there’s a ton of advantages of…
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Why Cheeky Monkey Media is All In on WebOps

December 8, 2021 / Natalie Chew

No One Wants a Drill “People want a hole in a wall, not a drill. Same goes for websites. People don’t want a website, they want the results a website can give.” And thus begins the story of why Cheeky Monkey Media is all in on WebOps. If you’re not alr…
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User Stories are the Rosetta Stone to Becoming Tech-lingual

November 29, 2021 / Ashley Olsen

Communicating your ideas clearly to the production team assigned to your project can sometimes be difficult. Things can easily get lost in translation throughout the process if the three main pillars – the designer, developer(s), and client – don’t est…
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4 Ways to Optimize Your Core Web Vitals

November 18, 2021 / Natalie Chew

Earlier this year, the Core Web Vitals (CWV) update joined the list of factors that affect your website’s search ranking. Now, you might be asking, “What are they even?!” And likely not totally aware that there are 4 ways to optimize your Core Web Vita…
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May the Power of Website Maintenance Compel You

November 8, 2021 / Natalie Chew

You know what’s more terrifying than those creepy clowns that come out on Halloween? Building a website, and then not maintaining it. The horrors! 😱 Companies that don’t understand the power of website maintenance are missing out on how to make their s…
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What Makes a Good Host vs Bad Host (Web Provider, that is)

November 1, 2021 / Natalie Chew

You’ve seen the ads. And it seems like you can get web hosting from just about anywhere. With so many options, how do you even start to figure out what your best bet is, and how to tell what makes a good web host vs a bad host?!?  Well, you’re off to a…
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Drupal 7&8 End of Life : Plan Your Website Upgrade with Peace of Mind

October 13, 2021 / Natalie Chew

End of Life for Drupal 8 – November 2021 In the words of Bruce Buffer: It’s tiiiiiiiiiime!!! Well, almost. But it is beyond time to plan and prepare for the next step in your Drupal website’s technical progression. We’ve gathered the most current and r…
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Website Wireframes: 3 Options That Fit Any Budget

October 7, 2021 / Ashley Olsen

Starting a new web project can be daunting. Technical terms that you may not have heard before get thrown around, and it can be overwhelming to get familiar with the new jargon. One word that you’ve probably heard during your website journey is Wirefra…
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WebOps and the Importance of Ongoing Iteration

September 22, 2021 / Bruno Guerra

Website Updates Why should you care about the importance of ongoing iteration and WebOps? Well, how often do you do the updates of your website? Wrong answers: 01- I don’t know; 02 – Do I have to update something?; 03 – IT or marketing must have this c…
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Grow a Great WebOps Strategy

September 16, 2021 / Natalie Chew

Think Like a Gardener  Consider this Part 2 of our recent blog that dove into creating a strategy that allows your website to grow alongside your business.  Now, let’s assume you’ve decided to take the plunge into the world of WebOps. You’re getting re…
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