Presentations

You may have heard a lot about Folwell. But why?

Folwell is the current web theme and design system for University websites. The following videos and presentations will give you a closer look at Folwell and will help you better understand how your unit might use Folwell to meet your website needs.  

Introduction to Folwell

Accessibility Ambassadors presentation—August 27, 2020

This presentation includes a look at how accessibility was considered through every step of the component development. It looks at the up-front research completed for each component, the methods used to properly configure components to be accessible, the testing done for each component during and after development, and the ongoing updates being made to keep Folwell accessible.

Presenters:

  • Dimitri Tadege—University Relations lead Folwell developer
  • Kathy Jensen—University Relations digital communications director (33:50 timestamp)

Materials:

Communicators Collaborative presentation—April 23, 2019

(begin at 53:10, 30 minutes)

This presentation includes a look at the benefits of using the Folwell web theme, the essential components, and provides a look at the continuous improvement process for improving and expanding the theme. 

Presenters:

  • Kathy Jensen—University Relations digital communications director
  • Sara Froehlich—University Relations senior content strategist and project manager for Folwell

https://mediaspace.umn.edu/media/t/0_u81xqd18

Web People presentation—May 17, 2019

(one hour)

This presentation includes an overview of Folwell, a dive into accessibility and the Pattern Library, and how the web theme has been added to Enterprise Drupal 8. 

Presenters: 

  • Sara Froehlich—University Relations senior content strategist and project manager for Folwell
  • Dimitri Tadege—University Relations lead Folwell developer
  • Jim Hart—Office of Information Technology lead Drupal developer

Note: This presentation is no longer available for viewing.

Communicators Forum presentation—June 27, 2019

Presenters:

  • Kathy Jensen—University Relations digital communications director
  • Sara Froehlich—University Relations senior content strategist and project manager for Folwell