TLDR: To enable this feature in Office 365. Upload a 3D model saved as a GLB file to any document library and you are able to preview it live in your browser.
The more exciting story is now how to use technology but why and what are the possible application.
TLDR: Thanks to SharePoint, it is possible to write an Office UI Fabric styled button without using ReactJS or Office UI Fabric at all. The code is simple and easy to reproduce for any project. Copy the source this blog post contains and you are ready to go.
The longer story is that recently, more theme slots are available in SharePoint Online than before. I created a reference chart for the documentation of SPFx-uifabric-theme project.
So isn’t it exciting to create buttons, hyperlinks and input fields just using SASS variables and fundamental HTML elements?
During summer there were two great PnP Summer Camps. In the second edition, I had the opportunity to demonstrate a cool looking web part. A web part that allows the user to edit the content directly on the page. Similar to the out of the box web parts but with a big difference. All the edit capability don’t use any fancy third party library.
Following the instruction on how to create a library component, get you pretty easy up and running to try out this new feature.
To make it production-ready you have to do some manual steps and tweaks. Here are some suggestions.
SharePoint Framework offers you a pretty solid project setup, but on the other hand, it doesn’t give you options to optimise the gulp, build or the webpack configuration.
The more web parts exist in a single project, the slower the build task become and all the code in the project will be compiled at once, instead of smaller incremental builds. Technical possible but not yet supported.
The good thing is that there are some options you can directly trigger from your web part code. Some of these options affect webpack others can be applied in ReactJS. Not only in case of build times but also case of user experience and web part performance.
In the recent blog post, I showed why it is useful to have specific images without a background as a PNG. What if you have pictures, but those images have a background attached, and you like to get rid of this background?
Well, you can ask one from the marketing team to probably do the job for you. There is an easy way that every user can do. The only tool you need is PowerPoint, Word, Excel or any other Office application.
I case you are working with photos; it is obvious to have these pictures full-sized in your SharePoint. Sometimes it makes sense to handle images that should land, for example, on a communication site with a little bit more care. Especially when you are dealing not with photos but with illustrations.
Sometimes you don’t like to have a background on your images. Let me show you why.