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Category: UI and UX

Free Stuff!

Don’t you love free stuff?

Some folks like to create and share, like Ayaz Malik. In his site Designzzz, Ayaz provides downloadable resources, links to downloads by others, and how-to advice on all things UI.

The downloads are useful for general web work and SharePoint – especially SharePoint 2013 (and SharePoint Online) with the more open design protocol.

Fonts, graphics (many in native PSD format), style sheets are generously provided with little or no strings. And I’m cautious about strings!

Plenty of ads, but all well-behaved (no annoying pop-ups) when I’ve visited his site.

Check it out – be sure to drop a note of thanks if you use any of the resources. Let me know if you found this helpful.

Good job, Ayaz.

Which browser is most popular?


IE is still very much needed for SharePoint, as some vestiges of Active-X are very much alive. Despite MS promising to make SharePoint 2013 browser-agnostic, here we are in 2021 with dependencies still present.  As of this update, Active-X is still required for some popular functions such as folder view for document libraries. A workaround exists but it takes a confident end user to configure this Рa good topic for another post. These workarounds are a PITA Рwe had to convert a boatload of media files depending on Flash SWF to work in a SharePoint media library. Great improvement for the end user, but this was essentially a mini-migration project.

Chrome is the most popular browser, so far in 2021. Chrome dominates even beyond the browser. Microsoft Edge runs on the Chromium engine. Edge, has 5% of the browser ‘market’ (third place). Mozilla Firefox (does not use Chromium) is in second placed. All the other web browsers with any measurable share (Opera, Vivaldi, and Brave), run on top of Chromium.