Modern SharePoint Web Parts — Weather Web Part
I am a huge fan of the Modern SharePoint experience. Is it perfect? Definitely not. However, the modern experience offers a responsive design, easy-to-use web parts, and is user-friendly. I have seen customers adapting to Modern SharePoint faster than they did to Classic SharePoint.
The changes are following each other rapidly. The web parts delivered with the initial release of the Modern SharePoint Team Site are also evolving and regularly receiving updates. I want to keep you all up-to-date, so I decided to start a new series called Modern SharePoint Web Part Updates!
Are you ready? This is the moment we have all been waiting for. Ready? The Weather Web Part is here! Sorry, couldn’t resist. All joking aside, this is actually a very common web part on Intranet Portals. There are still plenty of companies who buy a 3rd party SharePoint weather app. I have seen it many times. Those days are over! Let’s take a look.
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The Weather web part has a very simple set of settings:
Looking at this option, I can’t believe its 2018 and we still have two options to talk about the heat or cold of our local weather conditions. Why can’t we just go for one? I am going for Celsius! The next option requires us, again no surprise, to select a location:
Let’s check the weather in Amsterdam:
Oh my, it’s hot! The web part does it what it needs to do, to display the weather. There is one thing, I don’t really like from a design perspective:
There is a grey line surrounding the web part. This looks weird in contrast to the other web parts. I don’t really understand why its there. I hope we can remove the line in the near future.
To finish things up, I do realize the web part sounds silly and I am being a bit silly about it. The web part is definitely interesting and valuable for customers with locations in different countries or continents. We recently created a clock web part, to display the times of the different countries related to our customer. They are going to love this new weather web part from Microsoft.