The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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Why White Space is so Powerful in Web Design

April 2, 2022 / Why White Space is so Powerful in Web Design

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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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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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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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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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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