We are bespoke software developers with over 22 years experience of making things work, we have a wide range of Web Development tools that we can rapidly bring to bear on any problem and are confident of delivering on our promises In many cases we have worked with our clients for over 10 years covering East Sussex and surrounding areas
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    Web Development

    Web Development from The Dev Team The websites and web applications that we build are more akin to bespoke software applications than traditional websites. They incorporate complex business logic and processes from stock control and fulfilment to CRM functionality and data manipulation tools.

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    Software Development

    Software Development from The Dev Team Whether it's websites, web applications, PC based software, services or server based software we've got tonnes of development experience going back more than 20 years.

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    Project Management

    Project Management from The Dev Team Project Management is all about having good tools to collaborate and a team able to deliver

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    Dynamic Mapping

    Dynamic Mapping from The Dev Team It's quick, easy and inexpensive (if you know how). One of the biggest advances over the last few years has been the ability for anybody to gather longitude and latitude information and then plot it onto maps. If you're not already doing it then contact us to find out how you can.

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    Search Engine Optimization

    Search Engine Optimization from The Dev Team For most websites, being accessible to Google is probably the most important requirement. The only way that this can be done is to make it carefully thought out and integrated part of your website. If anybody phones up offering to get you to the top of the search engine rankings for a few hundred pounds, don't believe them.

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    Data Visualisation

    Big Data & Data Visualisation

    Big Data & Data Visualisation from The Dev Team The amount of data that we, as humankind, are collecting is increasing exponentially. If you know what to do with the data, as we do, it can also be turned into a vital competitive advantage and business critical information that makes a real difference....

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    E-Commerce from The Dev Team Shopping carts, online shops and taking payments online is one of the more standard implementations in a website but the choice available to you is huge. We can help you implement your online shop whether it's a 3rd party plugin or built from scratch. We've done it all!

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    Collaboration Tools

    Collaboration Tools from The Dev Team The ability to work on the same documents, build specifications together, build projects together, share ideas and collaborate are essential for modern business. Effective collaboration is at the core of every project that we work on and we use a variety to tools and skill-sets to facilitate this.

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    Construction from The Dev Team Denaploy has been deeply involved in may aspects of the construction industry since its inception and has worked with Main Contractors, Sub-contractors, Architects, Surveyors and CDMCs. We understand the pressures of the industry and its sometime arcane vocabulary.

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    Property from The Dev Team There are over 22 million homes in the UK and we move once every six years on average throughout our lifetime. That's a lot of data and we deal with a good proportion of it.

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    Not for Profit & Charities

    Not for Profit & Charities from The Dev Team We do a number of different projects for Charities and Not for Profit organisations. Most of the problems needing to be solved are still the same and it suits our skillset to have a more hands-on approach to the project management.

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    Publishing from The Dev Team We've been working with publishing companies for over 20 years now, most notably for one of our major clients If you're after a fully integrated stock control and automatic ordering system or something as simple as data feed integration then look no further.

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    Blue Chip

    Blue Chip

    Blue Chip from The Dev Team We've worked with many blue chip companies over the last 20 years and continue to receive work on a regular basis underlying the fact that we are competitively priced and possess a skills that are hard to come by even for companies with thousands of employees.

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    International from The Dev Team The World is getting smaller by the day and the ability to work at a desk thousands of miles away is something we've been doing for years. Why let the logistics of getting from A to B get in the way of getting the software solutions you need when everything from meetings to deployment can be done remotely?

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    Eclipse Mininingware

    Eclipse Mininingware from The Dev Team Our Eclipse Miningware Solution is a cost effective solution for any startup mining company.

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    Small Business

    Small Businesses

    Small Businesses from The Dev Team Even if you've got a small business then you can afford a big IT department because you'll be hiring our skills and services for a fraction of the time and therefore cost compared to hiring permanent staff.

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    Joint Ventures

    Joint Ventures

    Joint Ventures from The Dev Team One of the downfalls of working in IT is that everybody and his dog has an idea of how they're going to make a fortune with the Internet. They usually have no money to invest but they do know somebody in the industry who might listen. Sometimes they do listen....

The continuing evolution of the internet creates many business opportunities needing specialist IT skills.

That's where we fit in. We are a highly skilled collective who are more than a match for most blue chip companies internal IT departments.

We're here to make IT and the Internet work for you.

Written on 16 March 2014

Best Free Software

During these tough economic times businesses and individuals are looking for cheaper alternatives to some of the more expensive photo manipulation, web development, audio software etc... So we have decided to compile a list of some of the best FREE alternatives to expensive programmes such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office etc...

Gimp is an freeware alternative to Photoshop.  It doesn't have all of the advance features that the latest incranation of Photoshop has, but it does offer a very good photo manipulation and design suite for those on a budget in need of a versatile graphics manipulation package.

Click here to download Gimp (available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris)

Apache Open Office:

Open Office is a great open-source alternative to Microsofts 'Office' software. Suitible for creating all office suite files such as word processing, presenations, spreadsheets and databases. This easy to use and free software can read and write files from other common software packages and is available in many languages. 

Click here to download Open Office and used for free (available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris)


Audacity is a free multi-track audio editor & recorder.  It allows you to crop/adjust volume/clean audio and loads more to most audio file formats, and it is entirely free.

It is a great starting point for people looking to get into audio editing, or those that need a simple audio editing suite for a multimedia project.

Click here to download Audacity (available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/Unix)

Mediacoder is a great tool that allows you to convert almost any file format into another.  Got a WMV file that you want to make into an AVI, or a WMA that needs to be an MP3? then this is your tool.

Click here to download Mediacoder

Filezilla is a free open source FTP solution for client and server, that allows you to upload and download files from your web server.  It is designed to be really user friendly and is nice and quick.

Click here to download Filezilla (available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux)

Win Rar:

Win Rar is a free .RAR file extractor.  Win Rar zips up RAR and ZIP files, aswell as extracting them.  Rar files usually end up with smaller file sizes than Zip files, and are becoming a more commonly used compression method.

Click here to download Win Rar (available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux)

VideoLan VLC Media Player:

VLC Media Player is an open source video/audio player.  It can play pretty much any file including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, MP3, OGG, AAC and many more without codec packs needed, aswell as having the ability to play DVD's, Audio CD's, VCD's and streaming media.

Click here to download VLC Media Player (available for Windows and Mac OS X)

Autodesk DWG Trueview:
Autodesk is a free stand-alone DWG viewer that rund on the same viewing engine as the AutoCAD
Software, so you are able to view .dwg and DXF just as you would in AutoCad. TrueView allows you to view print and track changes to both 2D and 3D Designs without any other software.

Click here to download TrueView (available for Windows)

Aptana is a free open source option to Adobe's Dreamweaver and similar web development tools.  If has a graphical user interface that allows you to write and edit HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby, Rails, PHP and Python.  It is a very useful tool, and what's better is that it's absolutely free.

Click here to download Aptana (available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux)

SketcUp is a free piece of software for 3D Modelling, it has great usability without having to sacrifice functionality. you can start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything you like.

The software has a great tutorial section with lots of free model downloads and plugins.

Click here to download SketchUp.


Panda Security Antivirus:
Panda cloud is a great open-source alternative to paid for antivirus services such as Norton or McAfee. Unlike some other antivirus softwares, Panda Cloud is easy to use, secure and light on resources.

Click here to download Panda Cloud (available for Windows 7/Vista/XP and 2000)



Dropbox is a free 2GB online storage account that allows for any file type and will automatically sync with all your computers, phones and tablets allowing for easy access anywhere. a great advantage of dropbox is its simple to use, and easy to access as it has various platform capabilities.

With dropbox the mroe you share with others the more storage your entitled to so this can become a great sharing tool between you and others in your organisation.

Click here to get a Dropbox account


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Denaploy's new offices

Denaploy are please to announce that we have moved our entire Operations & Maintenance Manuals department into new offices. This side of the business has grown rapidly over the previous year and simply outgrew the main Denaploy HQ. The new offices features a meeting room, a large conference room, high speed Internet connection and everything else that we could possibly require in order to make our working lives better, and more importantly, make our work even better for our clients.

What we were doing in 2008

We directly managed over £1 million of eCommerce sales in 2008 for a mix of SME clients.

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