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Anders Bjerner

Anders Bjerner is a System Developer at Skybrud.dk (an Umbraco Gold Partner located in Vejle, Denmark) with a background in Computer Science, and has been working with Umbraco since 2011. His work at Skybrud.dk typically consists of implementing Umbraco solutions for various government and private clients as well as developing custom packages (where a number of them can be found on Our Umbraco and NuGet). When not working and playing around with Umbraco, he can be found on his bike exploring the hills around his hometown (some of the steepest/highest in an otherwise flat Denmark).

Generating PDFs on the fly using XSL Formatting Objects

PDF generation in .NET can be a bit of a bear and it's something that most of us have had to deal with at one point or another. Anders talks about XSL formatting and how we can use it to remove some of that pain and generate PDFs on the fly.

Importing External Data as Content in Umbraco

We don't always want to store external data in Umbraco, but when we do, getting it from point A to point B can be quite a headache. Anders gives us an incredibly detailed real world example that not only helps us determine why and why we might want to import data into Umbraco but also how to do it.

How to Create Custom Editors for the Umbraco Grid

The grid has been a great tool for Umbraco since its release in 7.2 right out of the box. But it's with the creation of your own custom grid editors that its true power shows. Anders shows us how to create our own property and grid editors with minimum effort to make the most of this powerful feature.

Extracting High Contrast Colors from Images

Making a delightful experience for content editors is one of the primary functions of Umbraco. With that in mind, Anders teaches us how to pull the primary colors from images and use a custom property editor to select which colors to use on their pages straight from the back office.

Strongly typed models in the Umbraco Grid

The grid, one of our favorite tools, gets better by making it beautifully strongly typed, more extensible, and incredibly searchable. Anders is here to walk us through how to set up our models, render them, extend them, and use them with Examine.

Sections and Trees in Umbraco 7

Sometimes a project's Umbraco back office requires a good deal of extra functionality. So much so that you'd like it to have its own section. But how? Anders walks us through adding custom sections and trees step by step, with a little help from some familiar Umbraco animals.