The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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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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Drupal 10 Is on Its Way: How You Can Prepare

January 26, 2022 / Drupal 10 Is on Its Way: How You Can Prepare

The next evolution of Drupal is just around the corner! The Cheeky Monkey Media team are breaking down everything you need to know, including when Drupal 10 is being released, a summary of the new features and how you can prepare your Drupal site for t…
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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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What Makes a Good Host vs Bad Host (Web Provider, that is)

November 1, 2021 / Natalie Chew

You’ve seen the ads. And it seems like you can get web hosting from just about anywhere. With so many options, how do you even start to figure out what your best bet is, and how to tell what makes a good web host vs a bad host?!?  Well, you’re off to a…
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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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Agile Marketing: Adopt Flexibility and Prosper 🖖

May 18, 2021 / Natalie Chew

It’s no secret that today’s world is going through some serious stuff. Which is why it’s never been more vital to have the ability to adapt and pivot within our changing societal environment and global economic flux. A bit heavy, slightly dramatic – bu…
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20 Years of Agile: History’s No Mystery Why It’s Best

May 14, 2021 / Natalie Chew

When it comes to your business website, adopting a smart, shall we say “savvy” mindset is critical to make it work well for you. Especially in our strange world where the new normal is living behind a screen instead interacting with a real human. It’s…
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The Importance of a Project Manager

February 3, 2021 / Danielle Thornton

The biggest factors attributed to working with an agency are time, budget, communication – and ultimately – a successful project! Most clients understand the roles and responsibilities of developers, designers, and marketers. Yet when it comes to Proje…
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