A Shrewsbury based web-development company is proud to have recently unveiled the latest in a long line of new websites for clients. The Web Orchard has been working on a new website for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, which is now live!

The new Shropshire Fire and Rescue website is a Drupal 7 based website, utilising the best technology in terms of functionality and usability. The Web Orchard are Drupal specialists and believe it is one of the most adaptable and scalable content management systems available.

Speaking of the work, Pete White of The Web Orchard said “We're certainly proud to have developed the new website for such an important organisation and public service for local people, as Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.”

He added “Their new website offers a professional, efficient and easy to use portal for people; with in-depth information for public safety, as well as incident reports, events and integrated social media.”

Ian Russell of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said “It was a pleasure to work with Web Orchard on this project. The professionalism, creativity and depth of knowledge shown by everyone on the development team was very impressive.”

Visit www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/ to see the website for yourself. For further information on other projects which The Web Orchard have been working on, take a look at http://www.theweborchard.com/

Building on the popularity of past events, Shropgeek is proud to present...


Held at The Alb, in Shrewsbury, on Thursday May 22nd, Shropgeek has invited some of the digital industries leading talent from both Shropshire and further afield to come along, share skills and present earth-shattering ideas. There will be three headline speakers, two five minute lightning talks and five minutes at the end of the evening to give you the opportunity to share any news or announcements you have. What more could you want?

Our Rebellion #6 headliners include: Ashley Nolan (http://ashleynolan.co.uk/) who was most recently lead front-end developeron the responsive redign of the BBC Good Food website . He has worked with brands such as PlayStation, Lynx and the RSPCA. and will be discussing “The Evolution of Visual Interaction” and how the way people use websites has changed. Kirsty Burgoine, WordPress developer and co-founder of Shropgeek, will be talking about the tricky “Question of Deliverables” so that the client knows what to expect when creating responsive websites. And finally, Tim Millwood (http://www.millwoodonline.co.uk/) will be joining us and taking a look at “The Weapon of Choice” and how choosing the right tools for the job can have a dramatic impact on a project.

Pete White, Shropgeek regular and one of the organisers of (R)Evolution conference, said:

“Shropshire has a huge digital / creative industry and there are very few events in the county that directly cater for those involved. This event promises to be a fantastic evening combining talks from some of the most innovative thinkers and doers with a wide range of topics designed to appeal specifically to people working within the digital and creative industries.”

So why not come along and join us, listen to some inspiring talks, spark your creativity and chat with like-minded people over a beer or maybe even a cocktail (or two).

The evening is sponsored by  industry heavy weights: Campaign Monitor, with Micro sponsorship from Kirsty Burgoine Ltd. (http://www.kirstyburgoine.co.uk/) and The Web Orchard (http://www.theweborchard.com/). Tickets are only £10 per person and the doors open at 6.30pm with the first speaker starting at 7pm. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

For full details of the event and to book tickets please visit the website at:


A website dedicated to Shrewsbury which has gone from strength to strength over the past two years, has won Silver at this years Mayor of Shrewsbury awards in the business category.

Love Shrewsbury, the popular local news website operated by Pete White of web-development business The Web Orchard, was presented the award by current Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Jon Tandy.

The website has grown considerably since its initial inception and offers visitors the opportunity to gain quality magazine style news content that’s local but most importantly interesting and informative. Pete believe the Mayor’s award is a great symbol of the recognition that the Love Shrewsbury site has achieved a popular following across the town.

Speaking of their award, Pete said “We're thrilled to have recognition for the hard work we've put into the project over the past two years, I would like to thank everyone who has supported us in setting up the business and launching the website.”
In addition to news content, Love Shrewsbury provides blogs from local people - covering areas such as recycling, fashion and charity news.

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All New ImAFish

By Pete | @kingpetey | 27 Apr 2014

It's been almost five years since I last redesigned ImAFish, a lots changed in that time, the Internet has responsive design, I'm married and have a baby. 

ImAFish is still going strong but it was time for a refresh. The new ImAFish is responsive, a good proportion of our traffic is now from mobile & tablet devices so it made sense to target these.

The sites backend is now Drupal 7, its not been an easy migration, even for a relatively basic Drupal 6 site however as we've previously upgraded from a Drupal 5 installation there was a lot of technical baggage.

I've taken inspiration from a number of modern news sites including Medium and Quartz, the readabilty and simplicity of both these sites was a big factor in some of my decisions in the new ImAFish.

The new design uses the Sculpt framework provided by Heart Internet.