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Experimenting with AngularJS in SharePoint Part 2

If you haven’t checked out Part 1, please have a look. I’ve made some changes since then. I’ll be going over the changes here in Part 2.

Cross-Browser RichText Editor Solution For SharePoint

I was recently building a custom application page in SharePoint to allow users to update their User Profile information. One of the fields, the ‘About Me’ field, was to contain rich text. My first choice was to use SharePoint’s InputFormTextBox […]

Sending email from SharePoint on-premises via Office 365

Sending email from SharePoint is a fairly basic requirement for almost every installation that we come across, but with the move to hybrid and fully cloud-based email environments configuring this basic functionality becomes a little more complicated than you may […]

Should Developers be involved in UI/UX?

Identifying some often overlooked pitfalls when chopping design into code A couple of weeks ago, Bonzai designer Mayra Pulido posted a thought provoking article Should UI Designers do UX?. My thoughts being sufficiently provoked, I started thinking about developers being involved in […]

Custom WebPart Editor

One of the nice things about a webpart is it’s flexibility! With a webpart, you can expose a bunch of properties to allow the user to quickly change the behavior and look of the webpart. This post will walk you […]

Should UI Designers do UX?

With whom can we lean on the process? If you’re reading this, chances are you’re probably a designer aiming to become a UX Designer. Maybe your job title on linkedin is UX/UI Designer already. Or even better, you are a “UX Unicorn” on […]

Canadian Intranet Practices Survey

Our good friends at nForm, a consulting firm based in Edmonton that specialize in creating great user experiences, are undertaking a survey of Intranets within Canada. Now I know that many of you readers are from outside of Canada so […]

4 CSS Tips For Every SharePoint Developer

CSS is really powerful, but in order to be really successful with it, you have to understand and have knowledge of the various tools at your disposal. I wanted to take this opportunity to touch on some of the ones […]

Upgrade My Sites to SharePoint 2013

If you’re working through an upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2012, there’s a ton of information on MSDN on how to upgrade your My Sites. I’m not going to go into the specifics, but what I do what to […]

The Core Intranet Functionality Needed By Most Organizations

According to the Nielson Norman Group 2014 Report on Intranet Design, creating a new intranet from scratch took users an average of 1.4 years, a significant reduction from the 2.2 years reported in 2013. That still seems like a very […]

SharePoint and Moment.js

As SharePoint 2013 client side developers, rarely do we implement a custom solution that outputs dates without loading Moment.js. Simply put, Moment.js makes it possible to: Parse, validate, manipulate, and display dates in javascript. And not only does it make […]

The Core Intranet Functionality Needed By Most Organizations by Bonzai Intranet

We have recently published an article on the Bonzai blog entitled “The Core Intranet Functionality Needed By Most Organizations”. It covers some of the core Intranet capabilities such as news, events, employee directories and other pieces needed to create an […]