We bring your ideas to life. We work with design agencies and freelancers, making your designs a reality and your clients happy. We are decode. Say hello!


Scruffy Chops

A charming brand of shampoo for your pooch. Working with their in-house designer we took the designs and implemented a full e-commerce (including fall back payment gateways) CMS.


Cumberland Building Society

One of the largest Building Societies in the UK, Decode maintain their online presence and Intranet. Recently we launched a mobile specific website which also gave us the opportunity to work with Sarah Parmenter. With a responsive site planned next year, it’s great to work with an organisation that embraces modern methodology.


8 Faces

THE typography magazine. Working for Elliot Jay Stocks we built a full e-commerce CMS which included a digital content distribution system. We also helped out with the Front-End coding using media queries. The shop handles products with complex VAT, shipping rules & pre-orders.



The Britvic Learning Zone is an educational site aimed at young teenagers explaining the soft drink production processes. We’ve also worked on a number of internal micro-sites over the past three years.


A fun one day outdoor event held in Kent for web professionals. This internal project, working along side our friend Elliot, allowed us to play with CSS3 animations and gave us the chance to use the Flickr API.


Green Mango Hair Design

A boutique hair salon based in Portsmouth. We were commissioned by 1721 Hours to do the build of this simple site which later including the addition of a small online store to compliment the products sold in their salon.


Cuff Candy

An exclusive range of Mens and Womens cufflinks. Working with the team right the way through from brand inception to launch, our responsibilities included development of a bespoke e-commerce platform, front end build and managing the product photography. Who doesn’t love Robots and Paper Planes?


Miscellaneous Projects

We’ve also had the pleasure of working for a bunch of other great companies including Diageo, E.ON, Balfour Beatty, Samsung, House Party, Essex Boot Camp & Newspepper. If you are interested in working with us please email

  • Scruffy Chops
  • Cumberland Building Society
  • 8 Faces
  • Britvic
  • Activate
  • Green Mango
  • Cuff Candy
  • Misc


We are a small team of developers who are passionate about the web.

We build and maintain both websites and applications for a wide range of companies in the UK and America. Working to the latest web standards and technologies we are starting to specialise in both online payment platforms and responsive interfaces, usually built upon our own framework.

The Decode Framework is a web development framework built on PHP. Designed to bring both structure and speed to our development processes, the framework uses the MVC design pattern and adheres to the DRY principle.

When it is time to take a break from the computer, Decode organises Activate; the outdoor activity day for web professionals. The next event will be held on 18th May 2012.


We take your ideas and work with you to turn them into fully functioning websites and web applications.

Starting each project with a brainstorming session we help evolve concepts and ensure user experience, information architecture and content strategy are all considered early on.

Working through an agile development process we look after the build keeping speed, accessibility and security in mind.

Following launch we can work with you to assess the performance and success of the system, plan and manage growth and support the architecture.


Dan Millar

Dan Millar

Founder & Developer

I spend my days developing, planning, dreaming, organising, talking and drinking tea.


Rob Such

Rob Such

Front End Developer

I handle all the front-end development here at Decode and also organize Activate along with Dan & Elliot.


Tom Wright

Tom Wright

Developer & Scientist

My primary focus is The Decode Framework’s core libraries and shared repositories. Don’t ask.



.net feature

Our stand at NA2012

Great to be featured by Ryan Taylor in this month's issue of .net.

The Power of Brands

Via @ladddesign


Today we finally launched the 2011 archive site for Activate. Elliot worked his usual magic and came up with the concept of a large mosaic - fed via the Flickr API - broken up randomly by our lovely sponsors’ logos.

To avoid too many hits on the API and to keep the load time as quick as possible we have several layers of caching in place. For only a few hours work I am really happy with the result!


Finally I would just like to thank our fantastic sponsors who helped make the day possible; MailChimp, Authentic Jobs UK, UBelly, Five Simple Steps, Gowalla, Media Temple, 8Faces and Duuel!


Q: Is it a good idea to a launch a website on a Friday?

A: Definitely not.


View our photos over at Flickr