admataz. web development. London UK.

admataz is London-based web developer Adam Davis. I help organisations and businesses to plan, develop and deliver the technology for successful websites and applications. Currently working as a developer with nearForm.

Over the years I have had the privilege of working with a great range of people doing interesting and relevant work...


Our team of more than 120 exceptional people, distributed throughout the world, build better software faster.

The Elders

The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights. admataz built, and continues to develop, support and maintain their Drupal website.

House of Fraser

House of Fraser are a famous high street department store that has a large ecommerce website. admataz is helping the in-house front end development team build the next version.


Abbas and the Revolution is an attempt to showcase some of the photographs of one of the most important photographers of our time about one of the most important events of the 20th century.

Girls Not Brides 'Theory of Change'

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 400 civil society organisations from over 60 countries working to address child marriage. admataz helped develop the online interactive version of their 'Theory of Change' - a document detailing a range of strategies needed to end child marriage.

Africa Check

Africa Check is a non-profit organisation which promotes accuracy in public debate. admataz helped digital agency, Long White Digital, build the WordPress site, and I have continued to provide support as the site has grown and changed.

Kofi Annan Foundation

The Kofi Annan Foundation aims to promote better global governance and strengthen the capacities of people and countries to achieve a fairer, more secure world. admataz developed an earlier version of the Kofi Annan Foundation website using Drupal.


Bookswarm is a small, agile digital agency dedicated to delivering projects to the book publishing trade. admataz developed a series of bespoke tools for importing and publishing book titles from supplied feeds for their clients.

Topshop's Kate Moss range 2014

admataz developed the functionality for the 'Which Kate are you?' quiz as part of the launch of Topshop's 2014 Kate Moss range.


Helps families deal with the many difficulties that are thrown up by the pace of technological change, providing them with the knowledge to make the most of the digital age, creatively and confidently.

NOW: Pensions

NOW: Pensions has set out to bring cost-efficiency, performance and simplicity to the UK pensions industry. admataz continues to develop enhancments and custom features for this WordPress based site.

International Refugee Trust

International Refugee Trust (IRT) was founded in 1989 to help improve the lives of refugees, internally displaced people and returnees around the world. Admataz helped build their donation page, integrate it with Stripe payment gateway and generate custom reports for Gift Aid contributions

Marie Stopes International data visualisations

Marie Stopes place great emphasis on using evidence to continually monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their health programmes. admataz developed a series of information visualisations for the launch of the data section to the global site.

National Housing Federation interactive data map

The National Housing Federation is the voice of affordable housing in England. admataz developed a data mapping application for the NHF to layer data on a regional map of the UK.

Pebble {code}

Design Thinking, Rapid Prototyping and Agile Software Development. admataz worked on an internal product for a client, creating a Drupal CMS and API for an angular front end


An award winning strategic thinking cross platform, mobile application and mobile website agency. admataz worked on web services development, technical architecture and supporting Content Management Tools for mobile apps for Sky Sports Soccer Quiz, Crowdsurf, and Ask Bobbi.

Tag Worldwide

Tag is a global brand services company. admataz worked on a contract to develop a series of Drupal sites for The AA, Landrover and Avios.

The App Business

Business-transforming mobile software for the world’s biggest brands. admataz worked on a contract to develop a web service for a pilot iPad application for Unilever.

If you have the vision and you need the technical know-how to make it happen, get in touch:

Adam Davis
adam at admataz dot com
+44 7757 234443

notes and observations

9 May 2017

React everywhere

More and more, familiarity with React.js is required for contract web developers. It takes the mental hoop-jumping out of a lot of the day-to-day development tasks - and allows us to be more productive. Is there a cost to this?

4 May 2017

Teamwork in mountain climbing

A review of a recent adventure

2 May 2017

Technology and Society

I am naturally interested in the effect of technology on society and culture.

18 April 2017 ClaimReview plugin for WordPress

This is a WordPress plugin that allows publishers to add the new ClaimReview - schema for publishing factchecking reports to their posts.

24 November 2016

Visualisation: Trees of Camden

This visualisation experiment uses Mapbox GL to show the location of trees as circles on a map of London, with the spread of the trees corresponding to the radius of the circle.

16 April 2016

Visualisation: Global city data

My goal was, after a recent hiatus from data visualisation work, to get to know some of the tools again, and get my head back into dealing with data - the processes of sourcing, cleaning, exploring, wrangling and transforming into something visual and interactive.

14 January 2015

the new, new admataz website manifesto

A quick explanation of the new redesign effort underway at

15 December 2013

Migrating a large active and customised Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7

We recently upgraded some client sites from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. It was more work than we had hoped for.

11 June 2013

Drupal as the CMS for a restful API for an iPhone App.

Overview of how we used Drupal as the CMS to for an iOS app

12 April 2013

Staging and deploying content in Drupal

Inventing a way to deploy content from one Drupal site to another

10 January 2012

Article filter faceted navigation in Drupal.

Using Drupal to build a faceted navigation and tag-based filtering.

1 January 2012

code, beauty and art.

Some thoughts on code, beauty and art: my response to a request from a journalist.