Christmas Fun with SharePoint


A long ways back Todd Bleeker released a cute content editor webpart which had javascript which made it ‘snow’ in SharePoint. One of those nice things to get your SharePoint team in the Christmas mood.

http://mindsharpblogs.com/todd/archive/2005/12/20/906.aspx

It still works fine in SharePoint 2007 and everyone should feel free to use it. If you are having trouble importing a dwp file (advanced webpart options, and import) then you can also just manually copy and paste the following code into source view of a CEWP to get the same effect. 🙂

If you embed this code into your master page it will display for the entire site too..

snowinsharepoint

Oh and before I post the code Andy Dale did a similar thing with the content query webpart but this one is a countdown! Found here: http://andydalesharepoint.blogspot.com/2008/11/christmas-coundown.html

Note: WordPress has replaced all my ” characters and ‘ characters, so when you copy this code make sure you change the quotes or the code won’t work. I have also added it for download here: http://cid-91b6decc746e2a4c.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/SnowScript.txt in txt format.

<script type=”text/javascript”>

/******************************************
* Snow Effect Script- By Altan d.o.o. (http://www.altan.hr/snow/index.html)
* Visit Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (http://www.dynamicdrive.com/) for full source code
* Last updated Nov 9th, 05′ by DD. This notice must stay intact for use
* Updated by Todd Bleeker for use within a CEWP Dec. 2005
******************************************/

//Configure below to change URL path to the snow image
var snowsrc=”http://www.MindsharpBlogs.com/images/snowflake.gif&#8221;;

// Configure below to change number of snow to render
var no = 10;

// Configure whether snow should disappear after x seconds (0=never):
var hidesnowtime = 0;

// Configure how much snow should drop down before fading (“windowheight” or “pageheight”)
var snowdistance = “pageheight”;

///////////Stop Config//////////////////////////////////

var ie4up = (document.all) ? 1 : 0;
var ns6up = (document.getElementById&&!document.all) ? 1 : 0;

function iecompattest()
{
return (document.compatMode && document.compatMode!=”BackCompat”)? document.documentElement : document.body
}

var dx, xp, yp;    // coordinate and position variables
var am, stx, sty;  // amplitude and step variables
var i, doc_width = 800, doc_height = 600;

if (ns6up)
{
doc_width = self.innerWidth;
doc_height = self.innerHeight;
} else if (ie4up)
{
doc_width = iecompattest().clientWidth;
doc_height = iecompattest().clientHeight;
}

dx = new Array();
xp = new Array();
yp = new Array();
am = new Array();
stx = new Array();
sty = new Array();

for (i = 0; i < no; ++ i)
{
// set coordinate variables
dx[i] = 0;

// set position variables
xp[i] = Math.random()*(doc_width-50);
yp[i] = Math.random()*doc_height;

// set amplitude variables
am[i] = Math.random()*20;

// set step variables
stx[i] = 0.02 + Math.random()/10;
sty[i] = 0.7 + Math.random();

if (ie4up||ns6up)
{
if (i == 0)
{
document.write(“<div id=\”dot”+ i +”\” style=\”POSITION: absolute; Z-INDEX: “+ i +”; VISIBILITY: visible; TOP: 15px; LEFT: 15px;\”><a href=\”http://dynamicdrive.com\”><img src='”+snowsrc+”‘ border=\”0\”><\/a><\/div>”);
} else
{
document.write(“<div id=\”dot”+ i +”\” style=\”POSITION: absolute; Z-INDEX: “+ i +”; VISIBILITY: visible; TOP: 15px; LEFT: 15px;\”><img src='”+snowsrc+”‘ border=\”0\”><\/div>”);
}
}
}

// Main animation function
function showsnow()
{
doc_width = ns6up?window.innerWidth-10 : iecompattest().clientWidth-10;
doc_height=(window.innerHeight && snowdistance==”windowheight”)? window.innerHeight : (ie4up && snowdistance==”windowheight”)?  iecompattest().clientHeight : (ie4up && !window.opera && snowdistance==”pageheight”)? iecompattest().scrollHeight : iecompattest().offsetHeight;

// iterate for every dot
for (i = 0; i < no; ++ i)
{
yp[i] += sty[i];
if (yp[i] > doc_height-50)
{
xp[i] = Math.random()*(doc_width-am[i]-30);
yp[i] = 0;
stx[i] = 0.02 + Math.random()/10;
sty[i] = 0.7 + Math.random();
}
dx[i] += stx[i];
document.getElementById(“dot”+i).style.top=yp[i]+”px”;
document.getElementById(“dot”+i).style.left=xp[i] + am[i]*Math.sin(dx[i])+”px”;
}
snowtimer=setTimeout(“showsnow()”, 10);
}

function hidesnow()
{
if (window.snowtimer)
{
clearTimeout(snowtimer)
}

for (i=0; i<no; i++)
{
document.getElementById(“dot”+i).style.visibility=”hidden”
}
}

if (ie4up||ns6up)
{
showsnow();

if (hidesnowtime>0)
{
setTimeout(“hidesnow()”, hidesnowtime*1000);
}
}

</script>

Hope someone else enjoys this one,
Richard Harbridge

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