The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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

Minding Mobile

January 22, 2020 / Kodie Beckley

  Is your website stuck in 2002? Were you still listening to “Hot in Herre” by Nelly on your Sony Discman the last time you overhauled your website? Is your latest blog post talking about your sweet new Nokia 3310? If this sounds like your site, w…
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2020: New Year, New Trends.

January 20, 2020 / Kodie Beckley

Every year we see classic trends rise and fall. Things like ultra-minimalism with tons of white space, or brutalism in web design. Every year we see designs that become the latest craze. Below is Cheeky Monkey Media’s top five 2020 trend predictions: #…
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Your New Website & You: The Discovery Phase

January 7, 2020 / Kodie Beckley

You have come to the realization that you definitely need a new, better version of your website. But WHY? What is the driving force behind this decision for you and your business? Figuring out the WHY is the first step in the Discovery process, as no o…
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Part 3: Alphabetic Anatomy – Teaching You Type

November 7, 2019 / Kodie Beckley

In parts one and two we covered the absolute basics, and we looked at what “cases” mean. Now in part three let’s look at the skeletons of a sentence. That’s right. Sentence skeletons. Now, as a belated Halloween special we’ve got a lesson to spook the…
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Part 2: Sizing Up – Teaching You Type

October 16, 2019 / Kodie Beckley

Welcome back! Last time we took a look at the very basics of typography terminology. We went over the differences between a font and a typeface, sans-serif vs. script vs. serif typefaces, and how to identify each of them. This time we’re going to take…
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Part 1: The Basic Terms – Teaching You Type

October 4, 2019 / Kodie Beckley

Typography is one of those fields with a whole bunch of specialized terms to describe absolutely every single tiny part of every letter, sentence, paragraph, or page. If you aren’t a type nerd or a graphic designer, you probably haven’t ever had much o…
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Module Mayhem in the Drupal Kitchen

August 29, 2019 / Kodie Beckley

In my opinion, there’s nothing in the world quite like learning a new skill. It’s a huge rush figuring out how to do something you didn’t know how to do before. You start with the basics, and then once you’ve got the gist of it, you begin to improve. O…
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5 Ways to Save Money by Properly Setting Up Your New Website

July 26, 2019 / Kodie Beckley

Launching a new site is exciting, especially if it’s your first one. It’s a long, intense process that takes a lot of hard work, time, and care. That’s what makes it so great when you’ve finally finished it! It’s a unique, satisfying feeling that’s har…
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The Power of Page Builders

July 10, 2019 / Kodie Beckley

From the early days of the ‘Net until recently, it took specialized knowledge to build a website. Taking your idea from a mental snapshot to reality meant you needed to know at least one coding language. You had to have the proper software to get your…
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WTF…ile Types?!

June 26, 2019 / Kodie Beckley

I hear people say that around the office all the time. They exclaim, “WTF, K2?!” Now, I get the K2 part. That’s my nickname ‘round these parts. However, I’m not totally sure what WTF stands for. I’m just going to assume that WTF stands for What The Fil…
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Maintenance Packages & Pontiacs

June 18, 2019 / Kodie Beckley

I drive a four-door 1999 Pontiac Sunfire. It’s white, covered in punk rock stickers, dents, scratches, and patches of rust. I call him Cooper, he’s the first car I ever owned, and I’ve grown pretty dang attached to it. I had it through high school, use…
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Site Security and Galactic Warfare

June 13, 2019 / Kodie Beckley

There’s a famous line from the movie Field of Dreams that you’ve probably heard before. “If you build it, they will come.” You know as well as us that it takes a lot more than just merely being online to attract customers, drive business, and grow sale…
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