The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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Is there any truth to the three click rule?

September 7, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

The “Three Click Rule” is a rule of thumb for web design that suggests that visitors to a website should be able to find the information they are looking for in no more than three clicks. The rule is based on the idea that people are impatient and will…
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The Importance of Customer Service

September 5, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

Web developers are responsible for creating and maintaining websites. They work with clients to ensure that their websites are accessible, user-friendly, and meet their needs.  Customer service is an integral part of a web developer’s job. Good custome…
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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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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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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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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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Drupal 10 Is on Its Way: How You Can Prepare

January 26, 2022 / Treena Bjarnason

The next evolution of Drupal is just around the corner! The Cheeky Monkey Media team is 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 / Treena Bjarnason

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 are a ton of advantages…
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