At Gilmation we bring a pragmatic, forthright and disciplined approach to everything that we do, combined with the sunny disposition which only offices on the mediterranean coast of Spain can provide. We believe in simplicity, honesty, punctuality and in doing any job to the best of our abilities, whatever it is, every time. We take real pride in our craft and expect our collaborators and clients to do the same.

recent projects

Noble Thinking

Clean, elegant design and clarity of purpose were the two key tenets for their website that came out of our initial discussions with the partners at Noble Thinking. As you'll be able to see from their profiles, between them Henry Cummins and Jillian Watt have a vast amount of corporate and military leadership and strategic experience. Allowing others to benefit from this is just one of the advantages that are available through the executive coaching and profound thinking facilitation services that they offer; services which are already highly valued and in great demand. Our task was to ensure that the website communicated their vision with the same clarity and focus that they bring to bear for their clients.

Morph Costume Company - Morphsuits

As the Morphsuits IT department (for over 3 years) we had a vital development and design role to play when the Morph Costume Company grew out of the realisation that, since people really liked the innovation and sense of fun that Morphsuits had brought to the Fancy Dress (Costumes in the USA) industry when we basically invented the Spandex suit market, then there was a great opportunity to do the same thing again by creating a new range of high quality, inventive costumes the likes of which hadn't been seen before.

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Three years, 6 new brands and over 15 million in online sales

The 3 years since our last post is a long time but has gone past very quickly indeed. So while we've been bad at posting we have been very productive in other areas (honestly !). We started a new company of our own Cave 66 and it's first brand Solamante), we developed 5 new brands as part of our ongoing relationship and shareholding in AFG Media (Morphsuits), our websites have turned over more than £15 million and we've also done some consulting when we've been able to find the time !

Filed under: opinion

Distributed source code management resources

A list of the resources for Mercurial, Git and Bazaar that I put together when researching my talk for the PHP Barcelona Conference.

Filed under: tools

SQL delete at scale with Oracle

If you are involved in a project based on a critical and extensively used database, or if you are involved in stress and load testing, data maintenance is an issue you'll come across sooner or later.

Filed under: languages, infrastructure