New Close the Gap website with Design is Dead bridges the digital divide

Fresh platform invites you to give technology a warm heart

Close the Gap and digital agency Design is Dead conclude the fifth year of their partnership on a high note. They launched the new website, boosting the social enterprise as a reliable partner in bridging the digital divide between rich and emerging countries. The collaboration became a beautiful people-and-technology story, with two complementing teams that believe in a scalable social movement with partners and believers, and in 'Digital for Development'.

Bright and inviting

On the fresh new responsive platform you discover everything about the organization and its team, their activities and partners. The website has many functionalities and makes every action tangible, from revitalizing company computers to contributions in kind, from adopting a project to participating in e-recycling initiatives.The coherent structure, carefully selected images, clear copy, and balanced design and use of color make the experience positive and pleasant.

Three Belgian companies out of four see economic benefits in taking on social responsibility. Close The Gap invites you to make this happen in your business, by donating company IT material for reuse, and supporting their initiatives.

Join in, visit the website,
or send an email to [email protected].


The social impact organization and Design is Dead closely worked together on this project, from concept, design and architecture to selecting technologies and developing the site. Just as Close the Gap gives people tools to take their fate in their own hands, Design is Dead proposed technologies that truly empower the team. Open source Java CMS Bloomreach Developer allows for a lot of flexibility and fast updates.

In addition to consultation, guidance and training videos, the experts quickly solved practical questions in a collegial way. A fine example of 'agile' as a real and efficient way of working together, beyond the buzzword.


Olivier Vanden Eynde, Founder & CEO of Close the Gap International:
"If I have to describe our collaboration with Design is Dead and the final result of our new website in one word, I will undoubtedly go for ‘Fantastic’! What this team has accomplished is really incredible. We were 100% on the same wavelength, and their creativity and dynamic approach have ensured that Close the Gap now has a pearl of a new website. I want to thank them for their months-long and tireless efforts! "
Julie de Bergeyck, Impact, Engagement & Communications Director at Close the Gap, adds: "I was honored to work with Design is Dead and to benefit from their talent and expertise, at the same level as large companies with the necessary budgets. I would like to congratulate my colleague Liselotte Thijs, who has made an excellent contribution to this project, from start to finish. This is a perfect example of a collaboration that boosts our organization in our mission to reduce the digital divide and create positive social impact in Africa and elsewhere. "


About Design is Dead

Design is Dead is a digital transformation agency with the best technical talents in the market.

Agility is their DNA, and data their bones. This experienced team is a rock-solid guide in digital journeys. They deliver high quality applications for their clients, and the automation of the business processes. 

Design is Dead is part of Emakina Group. Its team masters digital experience platforms such as Adobe Experience Cloud, customized java development, high-volume online trading and services, third-party service integration, and bespoke management applications, reporting and technical assistance. These skills have earned them the trust of customers to run business-critical and long-term missions.


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