Monthly Archives: October 2011

Monster Mural is a cool business that provides large murals for events that can be colored, assembled or are otherwise interactive.

Monster Mural wanted a custom site – they didn’t want to do their own updates and controlling the specifics of the design page to page was more important than applying the same template to multiple articles like a blog or content management solution.

Using good coding practices to create PHP includes that re-use as much of the page as possible, we created a custom site that uses extensive java-script, PHP templates and re-uses graphics. The site includes custom java-script slide shows that update automatically any time Monster Mural uploads pictures and a custom, PCI-compliant shopping cart solution.

A great example of proper requirements analysis; instead of investing time and energy into traffic-building or other business resources that did not fit Monster Mural’s requirements, Techivity focused on providing a site that provides support for their existing sales process, since Monster Mural works directly with event planners through catalogs and direct contact.


CrossTrade WordPressCrosstrade Imports is a fantastic eco-friendly client that helps tribal peoples in Brazil establish business relationships in the US.

Crosstrade was trying to update their site through Dreamweaver without much knowledge of HTML.  After a proper requirements assessment, we determined that they needed an online store and website system that they could update in-house using store labor with minimal web skills.  They were also hosted by a company that offered minimal support and hosting resources.

We started with a site migration to BlueHost, a large hosting company that offers significant control panel resources for small to mid-size business, then set up OpenCart with a custom template and trained them to enter their own products.

Once the Crosstrade Imports On-line Store was up and running, we converted some custom designs into a WordPress template and configured WordPress to support their needs.  Since Techivity helped redesign the technology framework for the Crosstrade site, in-store personnel at CrossTrade has successfully updated their own web pages and product listings.

Add Google Analytics, some key word research and basic search-engine optimization and Crosstrade Imports is set to build and grow their on-line business helping artists in Brazil support themselves.