Category Archive: Umbraco
An update on work we’re doing to replace Shropshire Council’s intranet.
As mentioned on another post, myself and Lewis recently undertook the Umbraco Level 1 and Level 2 training courses, which means we are both now Certified Umbraco Developers, listed on the umbraco.com website (see the links at the end of this post for proof). Being an open and helpful bunch, we thought it would be [...]
Wondering what we’ve been working on recently? One of the big ongoing projects for the team at the moment is a replacement for the Shropshire Learning Gateway (SLG), a portal for the authority to communicate information to staff in schools. The current SLG contract was coming to an end and we were asked to come [...]
Shropshire Council can now call itself an Umbraco Certified Partner
The afternoon of the 22nd August 2013 saw the incredibly successful first “Umbraco in Local Government” event take place here at the Shirehall. It was the first step for us all to start openly pooling our skills and knowledge on this open-source CMS, and to make our websites the best they can be for the public we all serve.
Yes, shropshire.gov.uk has moved – well, the content has at least. For the last 4 years the main Shropshire Council website was running on a legacy bespoke Content Management System (CMS), built on the Lotus Domino platform. This was forked from the previous pre-unitary Shropshire County Council CMS – making some parts of the code [...]
In Local Government? Interested in Umbraco? If yes, come to our event!
On Wednesday 24th April I attended the Socitm Spring Conference at The Royal College of Surgeons and wanted to share my thoughts and experiences with you all. On the morning of the event, I woke up in London, a significant change to rural Shropshire and wondered what the day ahead may have in store. It [...]
In case you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to recently on new.shropshire.gov.uk here’s a quick update for you about our work with Building Control, with a few words from the team themselves. Here’s what Mike Seager, Building Control Surveyor, had to say about working with us: “The Building Control department of Shropshire Council sits within [...]
The last few years have brought about a lot of change for Shropshire Council. For us, this has also meant a lot more interaction with other councils and private organisations when collaborating on various projects, or through attending training courses or social events. Whenever we meet a fellow web developer/designer the topic of conversation always [...]