Here are my 10 favorite contact forms.  Contact forms are such an important part of a website, that is many times overlooked when designing the layout.  Contact forms should be engaging and give a customer a compelling reason to contact you. STNG   Vibrant   Climb Online   Monopo   Tribal Media   Brewbot   Daniel […]


After looking through multiple Shopify sites I’ve found some really great sites that I’d like to share.  Of course, images are tremendously important on any website, but especially an ecommerce site that sells products.   Best Made Co.   DodoCase   Kutoa   Tessemae’s   Colossal Shop   Au Lit Fine Linens   Leif   Helm […]


We’ve launched the ChannelApe BETA to the market almost a year ago and have had a variety of e-commerce sellers, marketplaces, platforms and shopping carts. From the BETA we learned one very important lesson; every ecommerce business is different. No two should be forced into a rigid platform to do things the same way especially with […]


Here at Otreva we are big fans of GIT and also the Gitflow workflow. We were recently creating an Atlassian Bamboo continuous integration plan on our OS X Mac builder which needed to know what currently checked out GIT branch was currently being built since we are using Bamboo’s automatic branching feature. We were then building […]


Is Titanium crashing when you try to load it on Ubuntu with an error similar to: # # JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (7.0_72-b14) (build 1.7.0_72-b14) # Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (24.72-b04 mixed mode linux-amd64 compressed oops) # Problematic frame: # C [] webkit_web_view_get_type+0x2489 # The fix is simple, just disable […]


Are you trying to get the Android SDK up and running with Titanium Studio on Ubuntu, but can’t seem to get Titanium to recognize it? After spending hours, I found the solution which is quite simple. The issue really stems from NodeJS. On Ubuntu, node is actually the Amateur Packet Radio Node program. NodeJS is the package we want. […]


The cloud has been an IT buzzword for several years now, but it’s only now that businesses are beginning to see the real benefits of cloud computing. SMEs are set to be the greatest beneficiaries of a rapidly expanding tech sector that in itself is valued at almost $150 billion. Cloud computing reduces IT costs … […]


Yes, the cloud is offering major innovations in how business gets done and how platforms are maintained, but it’s not a zero-sum game. Out in the field, where we use these cloud models, we have to weigh the results of implementation and determine whether it makes sense for a particular project. Rapid Deployment and Elasticity […]


The User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) for web applications will vary greatly depending on the device used to access the site. For this reason, it’s important to begin with a responsive design. From there, you can customize the UX to match each device and select the UI that brings everything together. Responsive web […]


Responsive web design has come a long way in just a few short years since being introduced. It has allowed development shops like ours the ability to help out clients reach their end user regardless of what screen size the device they are using is. Responsive design takes an interesting approach to the problem mobile […]