The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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

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: The New Direction for Online Growth

August 24, 2021 / Natalie Chew

So here’s a big question: How can you ensure your website continues to grow alongside your business while staying on the leading edge of technology, AND have the ability to pivot with unexpected market changes? Good news, this is more achievable than y…
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What are MVP Websites and Why They Matter to You

July 29, 2021 / Treena Bjarnason

Establish your MVP website priorities with your team for a successful (and budget friendly) 2021 In 2021, the internet continues to be a dominant and necessary evil in a business’s success. Rebuilds, upgrades, redesigns, and all marketing actions need…
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Make Your Website Mobile Friendly in 2021

July 26, 2021 / Natalie Chew

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, let’s ge…
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Technology’s Impact on Tourism: New User Experience Trends to Embrace

May 18, 2021 / Natalie Chew

Technology’s Impact on Tourism The days are gone when people used to rely on the services of travel agencies to plan their trips. Technology has revolutionized the way people make decisions about their travels, and user experience trends have evolved e…
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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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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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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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Diving into Design – Doug Chiang

April 25, 2019 / Kodie Beckley

A long time ago in a galaxy (well, country, I guess) far, far away…. On February 16, 1962, a baby boy was born in Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan. His name was Doug Chiang. Little did his family know, their newborn son would become one of the most…
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Diving Into Design – Dieter Rams

April 5, 2019 / Kodie Beckley

Welcome to Diving into Design! This is the first article in a new series where our designer, K2, will take you on a journey back through the history of design. During each part of our journey, we’ll spotlight an incredible individual, passion-inspiring…
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