The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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

Making sure your website works.

August 14, 2022 / Rick Bjarnason

Let’s face it websites are a huge commitment, both in time and money. Making sure that you build the right site for the right market is uber important. So, how can you make sure that you get it right? Planning ahead Make sure you are prepared before yo…
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Five Sources of Web Design Blog Inspiration

July 2, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

It’s already 2022 and we thought it would be fun to list the top five things we loved seeing on the web. #1. 50 Design Blogs for 2022 Web design is pretty cool because it is only going to keep getting better. We stumbled across this blog post and think…
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Considerations When Moving from Drupal to WordPress

April 27, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

When thinking about moving from Drupal to WordPress, there are many reasons why organizations wait to upgrade. It can be budgetary constraints, lack of CMS knowledge, or technical complexity. But whether you’re just starting to research your CMS option…
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Why White Space is so Powerful in Web Design

April 2, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

When it comes to website design, there are many elements to consider if you want your website to take center stage. The use of space is one of those fundamental parameters of web design, but it is, at the same time, one of the most underestimated. Toda…
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How to Use Customer Journey Mapping

March 31, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

In a world where consumers are increasingly well-informed and self-aware, having a clear mission, vision, and overall customer experience strategy in your company is no longer optional – it’s essential. This is why there’s a method developed to help or…
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How to Create a Purposeful Content Marketing Plan

March 4, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

Old retail marketing baboons back in the day thought a marketing strategy was based around the “ready, fire, aim” concept. Essentially they would throw a bunch of sh*t at the wall, hoping something sticks. A strategy that even Cheeky Monkeys like ourse…
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4 Must-Haves for a Tourism Website

February 23, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

Not daring to wander outside of our little patch of forest due to fear and uncertainty, we’ve all been cooped up in our dwellings for the better part of the past two years. As we all know, primates are not made to be confined to a single tree. This has…
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User Testing: The Sugar to the Design & Development Pie

February 22, 2022 / Ashley Olsen

User Testing has been around for what seems like forever, and it basically has in one way, shape, or form. You see it talked about in the design phases of a project and less so in the development phases, but why is that? Think of it as if you’re baking…
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How To Create An Effective Nonprofit Website

February 11, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

Harnessing the power of a strategically built website is one of the best ways to introduce a nonprofit organization to a larger and more relevant audience. It provides an incredible stage to host important information, event details, and donation platf…
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What Makes a Higher Education Website Get Results

February 2, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

Modern digital tools and websites have helped to bring the higher education sector into the future. In fact, a website is often the most important tool for an educational organization, whether it be to disseminate information or host online learning mo…
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4 Ways to Budget for a Drupal 9/10 Migration

February 2, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

Just so you’ve got a brief backstory and timeline for the last few years of Drupal platform updates: Back in September 2018, Dries Buytaert, founder and project lead of Drupal announced: “Drupal 7 will be end-of-life in November 2022, Drupal 9 will be…
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Headless vs Traditional CMS Website Development – Is It Worth the Cost?

January 28, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

There are many different types of Content Management Systems (CMS) available to those looking to build a great website. However, there are 2 primary forms that are the most popular; traditional CMS and headless CMS. What’s the difference between tradit…
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