The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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

Decoupled and Headless CMS: An Introduction

May 16, 2019 / Guest Blogger

Decoupled architecture. It’s making waves in the development community and all for the right reasons. Separating your back-end from your front-end simply makes sense. Content management systems like WordPress and Drupal both offer a set of features tha…
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Don’t be a Red Shirt: The Importance of Regular Website Maintenance

February 7, 2019 / Treena Bjarnason

All trekkers know that any crew members wearing a red shirt aboard a Starfleet vessel are expendable and will likely to be blasted or sucked out into the vastness of space. In other words, they typically have very short lifespans. Your website has the…
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Highly Critical Security Update for Drupal

April 17, 2018 / Cody Misura

Drupal sites all over the world are being hacked and compromised by an automated attack. Over the past week, Acquia has observed over 500,000 attacks from more than 3,000 different IP addresses across their fleet of servers and customer base. The Drupa…
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Top Trends in WordPress Website Development

March 29, 2018 / Kodie Beckley

With nearly 75 million sites out on the web today running on WordPress you could say it’s a big player. So the top trends in WordPress website development are currently influencing web design and development in general. If you’re building your site fro…
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Cheeky Monkey Takes Third for Leading Web Developers in Canada

February 21, 2018 / Cody Misura

We’re extremely proud to kick-off our 2018 by accepting an array of awards in Clutch’s annual report of top firms in the United Kingdom and Canada, featuring the 374 most highly reviewed companies in these locations! Against other development leaders,…
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Project AMP: How Google is Speeding Up Mobile Loading

October 13, 2017 / Cody Misura

Have you noticed that when performing a Google search on mobile, often the link you click through to isn’t the websites direct URL? You’ll see in your browser URL bar something like “https://google.com/amp/so-forth-and-so-on”. That’s Google’s Project A…
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WordPress vs Drupal Showdown

August 11, 2017 / Treena Bjarnason

Introduction In today’s technology era, now is the time to have an engaging online presence. As of 2020, there are over 1.74 billion websites on the internet, with more being updated and created each day. Selecting the right Content Management System(C…
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When Your Website Drains Your Budget…

March 8, 2017 / Treena Bjarnason

Taking Care of Your Website Helps Cut Down Unexpected Costs Associated With Website Emergencies Making sure your website gets regular maintenance is kind of like of making sure your car gets regular oil changes. It’s much cheaper to get your oil checke…
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Best Practices: Building Your Nonprofit’s Online Community

January 24, 2017 / Treena Bjarnason

In my recent guest post, I discuss why WordPress and Drupal are excellent content management system (CMS) choices for your nonprofit’s community website. Picking the right CMS is only the first step to building and nurturing a successful online communi…
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Card Sorts – The Secret to Intuitive Websites

December 21, 2016 / Rohan

Whether you’re designing or redesigning your website, grouping and organizing your content can be tricky. What will your users look for first? What content do they value most? What is the most likely and most efficient path of navigation through your w…
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How Much Does It Cost To Build a Website?

November 8, 2016 / Rohan

Unless you’re a magician with numbers, calculating a budget for your website is probably not at the top of your “Things I can’t wait to do!” list. Take it from the monkeys who do it all the time (that’s us), it’s not that bad. In fact, it can actually…
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How to create a sortable views table

January 12, 2016 / Treena Bjarnason

Brace yourselves ladies and gentlemen. This is going to be an epic tutorial (*sarcasm*). So you want to build a sortable table of information using views? The one that works like a folder where you click on the tab “Name” and it sorts alphabetically as…
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