Dennis McDermott
Freelance Database Systems and Web Developer

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Clients and Projects

These are a few of the companies I have worked with recently.
 
  Clients and Projects

121 Fundraising Ltd.

301 Design

Abbey Storage

ABS Wastewater Technology Ltd

Acacia Conservatories

Advice North Lincolnshire

Air Heating (Southern) Ltd.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Almond Art

Alpha Impact Ltd.

Anitox

Art du Midi

Barconn Limited

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals

Blairgowrie Guest House

Brentwood Communications

Broadway Records

Bruce Burlington & Co. Ltd.

Cachet (London) Ltd.

Camping La Corconne

Canon Consumer Imaging

Careys Private Hire

Dartford Council

Disabled Living Foundation

Dellcourt House

ESAB

Excel IT Ltd.

Fleetwood Building and Maintenance

GAP Photos

Gites in the Languedoc

Haymarket Publishing

Hiltongrove Audio Bank

Hiltongrove Business Space

Lansbury International

Le Palais des Roses

Lynwood Lodge

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

Metacosm

Metal Cleaning UK Ltd

Midaye Somali Development Network

Moving Ahead Online Ltd.

MSL Medical

Pepperneck

Pro-Talk

Regent Carriage Services

Rail Professional

Rail Professional Development

Sea Containers

South Essex Gymnastics Club

South & East Essex Training Group

Standish Metal Treatment Ltd

Sunnyseek

The Gifted Goat

The Lamp Company

Thompson and Morgan

Total Crane Services

Virtual BM

Wasteking

Weatherbys

GAP Photos Ltd.

GAP Photos Ltd, SQL Database and online content management system.

GAP Photos are the largest online digital supplier of Garden & Plant photography in the UK.

GAP contacted me for the development of a content management system to manage image sales, photographer commission payments, invoices, customer/prospect records, data extraction for distribution partners and a number of other essential photo library processes.

GAP Photos

The bespoke system was originally developed in MS Access but due to the large volume of data and high traffic to their website (some days over 250,000 low-res images are viewed on their website), SQL was the more suitable platform. The system was therefore developed in MS SQL running on a dedicated server.

IPTC Header information
After the sucess of the SQL Database, GAP Photos approached me to develop a method of populating the IPTC header information of their images at the point of download by the clients, this ensures the IPTC information is up to date and accurately reflects the image information stored in the company's database.

Client Comments:
Due to rapid expansion of our collection, our existing database technology was bursting at the seams. Using an online Content Management System with our back-end database our website was regularly experiencing slow performance.

With the help of Dennis we were able to migrate our database over to Microsoft SQL and now have a much faster, stable solution. This was vitally important to our business as we are an online-only company and the website is our only way of fulfilling customer orders.

Dennis also provided us with the relevant training to undertake minor changes to the system ourselves as we used to in our older system.

We were pleasantly surprised with the seamless transfer from one system to another with Dennis's help. Previous developers had left us cautious as we had experienced time consuming and costly errors along the way. Dennis asks all the right questions and adopts a 'right-first-time approach' which he certainly lived up to.

We now have a reputation within our industry of having the fastest and easiest to use website for our clients and this has led to many of our customers using us as their "first choice" supplier. The speed and ease of use has made the world of difference.

A big thank-you to Dennis, we will be back for more!

Trevor
Director
GAP Photos Ltd.
 
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