Automating boring tasks

We all know about them: those dull or repetitive tasks that we’d like to skip or wish we could automate. Whether it’s filling timesheets or updating documents, everyone has a pet peeve they’d love to get rid of. Pieter-Jan, Full Stack Java & AEM developer at Emakina, decided to act on his hatred of boring […]

AEM with VUE.JS – Part 1

As an Adobe Experience Manager specialised partner and passionate full-stack development team, we are always on the lookout to improve our productivity when building websites with a rich visitor experience on the AEM platform. Introduction Deciding on which front-end framework to use can be a complex business for any project. Selecting one that plays well with […]

New Close The Gap website bridges the digital divide with Desing is Dead

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 Close-the-gap.org, 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 […]

AEM6.3 + feature pack 20593 – The new component style system

Feature pack 20593 for AEM6.3 has been released recently and includes a new feature in AEM Sites called “Style system for components”. This feature allows template authors to define style classes in the content policy of a component. These styles can in turn, be used directly on components during page editing. The benefits for your content […]

Security first for Base

In 2004, BASE company was looking for a partner to create and develop an innovative online platform. Design is Dead formed a special unit of top talents and deployed this dedicated team to the BASE offices in Brussels, where it set out to create many digital applications. The intense collaboration between BASE and the DiD […]

Microsoft: empowering developers since 1975

Microsoft has been hard at work to make developers’ lives easier. Satya Nadella and his teams have set themselves the goal of bringing devs new tools and features for a better work life. Because as they say at Microsoft: developers are deeply involved in shaping our history and our future. Developers are shaping the world […]

Discovering HELM, a package manager for Kubernetes

I’ve been using Kubernetes for a while now, but I never took the opportunity to have a look at Kubernetes’ most popular package manager: Helm. Every developer knows how tedious the process of installing, removing, upgrading, configuring software, dependencies, tools was before package managers existed. I’ve been using package managers like npm or yarn for […]

Offline first with progressive web apps [part 1/3]

The internet is constantly evolving. We saw this in 2004 when ajax became really popular and made websites more dynamic. The next revolution was the mobile-first approach when we stopped thinking that the user always had a 24-inch screen but instead the website should be accessible on mobile as well. And now we see a new revolution happening called progressive […]

A local Kubernetes set-up in 15 minutes

Containerisation, and Docker being a leader, has revolutionized the way we manage and deploy applications. It was a great help in standardization, maintainability, simplicity, faster deployments and it made moving apps to the cloud easier etc… Delivering services … faster! Building our apps and putting a container around it so all application dependencies are encapsulated […]

Innovative applications for Base

The intense collaboration between BASE and Design is Dead has been going strong for more than a decade. Since 2004, a dedicated team of top talents works on innovative online solutions at the BASE offices in Brussels. The Dealer Portal is one of the many digital applications we developed for the national mobile operator. Dealer […]

AEM with VUE.JS – part 2

Building a custom component So far we have covered the basic setup of making VueJs work with AEM. Now I will show you how to build an AEM component that is enhanced with VueJs. To do this, I have created a FAQ component with foldable items. The end result looks like this: As a first […]

Offline first with progressive web apps: caching strategies [part 2/3]

The internet is constantly evolving. We saw this in 2004 when ajax became really popular and made websites more dynamic. The next revolution was the mobile-first approach when we stopped thinking that the user always had a 24-inch screen but instead the website should be accessible on mobile as well. And now we see a new revolution happening called progressive […]

Angular 6+ inside Adobe Experience Manager

Developers always like to work with the newest technologies but sometimes it is difficult to integrate this inside a product you are working with. I had this experience with Angular 2+ and Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). But with the release of Angular 6 they implemented a nice way to convert Angular components into a custom HTML […]

The Base Self Pay Kiosk

Since 2004, a dedicated team of top talents works on digital applications at the BASE offices in Brussels. This intense collaboration between BASE and Design is Dead has produced many innovative online solutions, including the Self Pay Kiosk. Even in an era of ubiquitous internet access and doing just about anything online from your comfy […]