Archive: June 2012

MacMillan Fundraising Success!

If you're friends with us on Facebook, or received our recent email detailing the event, you'll know that Friday 15th June was the 2012 MacMillan Cancer Coracle Relay World Championship in Shrewsbury, Shropshire!

Despite a lacklustre attempt by the weather, the crowds were there in their hundreds to give support to those risking the currents of the River Severn (amongst which Source were to be counted!)

Each heat of the competition was - well, heated, with many competitors pushing to the brink of physical effort (and often beyond…) Well, sort of - that's just this reporters' way of alluding to the countless capsized coracles we saw throughout the day.

Unique commentary from Richard Bayliss and a colourful array of fancy dress costumes made the day one to remember. Thousands of pounds have been raised for cancer research by the event, of which Source are ecstatic to have contributed just over £500! Remember, it's not too late to donate to this worthiest of causes.

Saddle Up and Enjoy the Ride!

In The Saddle is the UK’s largest tour operator specialising in the delivery of horse riding holidays all over the world. From ranches in the Rocky Mountain states of Montana and Wyoming, beach and mountain rides in Europe, horseback safaris in Africa and riding expeditions to remote and unexplored parts of the world.

Based in South Shropshire, In The Saddle, approached Source Design to upgrade their website with a fresh and modern design as well as a whole host of new functionality. The new website incorporates e-Commerce features including payments in multiple currencies, bespoke software integration with their in-house 'ride information' database, IP tracking and translations and customer accounts.

The website is built on the Source Content Management System which allows the team at In The Saddle to maintain and keep their site up-to-date.

"The development of In The Saddle’s website involved some fairly complex programming and integration work but the resulting website is a modern, intuitive and hardworking website that positions In The Saddle head and shoulders above their competition," says Gareth Griffiths, Technical Director at Source Design.

By using the latest development techniques available, such as JQuery, to create movement, the new website will work equally well across mobile platforms such as iPads and iPhones.

James Sales at In The Saddle explains, "the development of our new website was always going to be a huge undertaking but Source were always on hand to help us through the process. From a technical perspective their expertise and professionalism were second to none and we are looking forward to seeing the results".

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