How this site came about..

I'm Mr Gargoyle, a bondage practitioner and computer programmer. In addition to tying up my partner using many forms of restraints, I enjoy bondage pictures and videos, since discovering them through Bondage Life magazine and VHS bondage tapes in the early 90's.  Since the early www, I have been building a database of bondage sites.

Bound Ivy

Originally, this site was a private web application to view and update my bondage website database. It was initially written in Perl and has been converted to PHP which was then integrated into a content management system (CMS Made Simple). The site database has previously been MS Access, then PostgreSQL and is currently MySQL.

Technologies Used

This website is largely built with Open Source software (using LAMP Stack architecture):

Some commercial products are also used: