The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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

Be Audit You Can Be

February 28, 2020 / Danielle Thornton

What is the importance of an audit? More importantly, what is the difference between a content audit and a site audit, and how do they directly impact your website? Audits are particularly important to increase and enhance your user experience, in the…
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How to Get Honest Feedback

February 27, 2020 / Danielle Thornton

As we all know, our clients’ experience is what drives us to be and do better, getting ahead of our competition. A memorable experience for a client/customer point of view is the most valuable service you can offer, whether your a small business or cor…
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Identifying Your Target Market

February 26, 2020 / Danielle Thornton

Have you recently launched a new product or website? Have you identified your target market? This can be a frustrating task, but you want to make sure you get it right, as targeting the right audience is the most important goal. Let’s say you are selli…
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Migration; More Than Monarchs

February 13, 2020 / Kodie Beckley

Hi. Please read the next paragraph in your best David Attenborough voice. When the majestic monarch takes flight on its marathon migration to Mexico, it’s easy to be moved by their mission. Each year hundreds of thousands of the small, winged creatures…
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Don’t Doubt Design

January 31, 2020 / Kodie Beckley

  I’ve heard quite a few questions in my career as a designer, and a lot of them show just how nebulous and mysterious our job is to most folks. Questions like, “oh, so you make stuff look pretty?” or, “you draw like, logos and stuff?” and even, “…
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Minding Mobile

January 22, 2020 / Danielle Thornton

  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 / Danielle Thornton

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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