The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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Make Your Website Mobile Friendly in 2021

July 26, 2021 / Treena Bjarnason

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 / Treena Bjarnason

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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A Cheeky Monkey Process for Responsive Design

April 15, 2021 / Rick Bjarnason

“Great responsive web design is a matter of process,” according to Jacey Gulden of, and that process needs to be every bit as adaptive as the content your site will eventually hold. Responsive design is one of the great Drupal feat…
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Don’t Doubt Design

January 31, 2020 / Treena Bjarnason

  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 / Treena Bjarnason

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 / Treena Bjarnason

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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Diving into Design – Doug Chiang

April 25, 2019 / Treena Bjarnason

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, that their newborn son would become one of the…
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Diving Into Design – Dieter Rams

April 5, 2019 / Treena Bjarnason

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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Stock Wars: The Strangest Stock Images In The Galaxy

March 28, 2019 / Treena Bjarnason

Has this ever happened to you? You need a specific image for a project. There’s nothing relevant in your stock folder. In the background, a clock is ticking seconds away until the deadline hits. The client hasn’t provided anything either! What the heck…
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Unplug Your Router

July 16, 2018 / Treena Bjarnason

3 reasons you need to get offline and go outside. K2 from Cheeky Monkey Media here. Alright, let’s be honest for a minute here. We’ve all spent our fair share of time browsing for ‘inspiration’. Today I’m going to going to tell you three reasons why th…
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Your 2018 Guide To Web Design For Small Business Sites

May 2, 2018 / Treena Bjarnason

Fancy web design isn’t just for the big dogs. In fact, web design for small businesses is one of the easiest ways to help your small business get ahead of the pack. Seriously–web design affects your SEO, which can boost (or hurt) your rankings in sear…
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