The Cheeky Monkey Media Blog

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

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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4 Ways to Budget for a Drupal 9/10 Migration

February 2, 2022 / Dennis Powers

Just so you’ve got a brief backstory and timeline for the last few years of Drupal platform updates: Back in September 2018, Dries Buytaert, founder and project lead of Drupal, announced: “Drupal 7 will be end-of-life in November 2022, Drupal 9 will be…
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Cheeky Monkey Media Adopt-a-Primate Initiative

January 24, 2022 / Natalie Chew

Our world is a little bananas right now. The global Covid-19 pandemic may have been introduced into our lives in 2020, but it’s still very present in 2022 and has made these last 2 years quite a thing, yes? At Cheeky Monkey Media (CMM), fortunately pro…
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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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Why Cheeky Monkey Media is All In on WebOps

December 8, 2021 / Natalie Chew

No One Wants a Drill “People want a hole in a wall, not a drill. Same goes for websites. People don’t want a website, they want the results a website can give.” And thus begins the story of why Cheeky Monkey Media is all in on WebOps. If you’re not alr…
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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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May the Power of Website Maintenance Compel You

November 8, 2021 / Natalie Chew

You know what’s more terrifying than those creepy clowns that come out on Halloween? Building a website, and then not maintaining it. The horrors! 😱 Companies that don’t understand the power of website maintenance are missing out on how to make their s…
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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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Grow a Great WebOps Strategy

September 16, 2021 / Natalie Chew

Think Like a Gardener  Consider this Part 2 of our recent blog that dove into creating a strategy that allows your website to grow alongside your business.  Now, let’s assume you’ve decided to take the plunge into the world of WebOps. You’re getting re…
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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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