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Looking to create a website? We have a few different tools for you to build a website - anything from a basic blog for a class assignment to a sophisticated department portal.

How-Tos

A Google Slide can be embedded in a page. The Slides need to be published to the web so that visitors can view the presentation on the page.
This article applies to Drupal Lite.
This article applies to Drupal Lite. A small Google Map can be added to a page using a Custom Block. You must have the Contributor role to add custom blocks to a page.
This article applies to Drupal Lite. Vocabularies include terms. Terms add organizational data to pages and uploaded files, often referred to as metadata.
Layout Builder is a tool that is used to change the layout of a page and / or rearrange the default content blocks.
This article applies to Drupal Lite. There are three content types in Drupal Lite: Biography, General, and News/Blog. Each has a set of default fields and layout.
In Drupal Lite, you can add any page to navigation menu that appears at the top of a page.
To manage people on a site, you must have the Access Manager role. If you do not see People in the admin menu, contact the site owner.
This article applies to Drupal Lite. Only the Site Owner role has the ability to change the site name.
The Google Custom Search Engine module will be available for Drupal Lite sites on December 12, 2018.
This article applies to Drupal Lite. There are three default content types in Drupal Lite:
This article applies to Drupal Lite.
A General Page is one of the default content types in Drupal Lite.
A News/Blog is one of the default content types in Drupal Lite.
Many sites on the internet publish their content as news feeds. In your Drupal Lite site, you can define a source for a feed and add it as custom content to a page.
A Google Doc can be embedded in a page. The Doc needs to be published to the web so that visitors can view the presentation on the page. Sharing does not need to be enabled.
A Google Sheet can be embedded in a page. The Sheet needs to be published to the web so that visitors can view the presentation on the page. Sharing does not need to be enabled.
In Drupal Lite, Folwell Components are configured blocks that use the Folwell design system.
To log in to your Drupal Lite site, use either: [yoursitename].umn.edu/saml_login [yoursitename].umn.edu/login (where "yoursitename" is the name of your site)
This article contains information about:
Access to edit the display of a content type requires the following roles:
Breadcrumbs or a breadcrumb trail is a secondary navigation system that indicates to a user where they are within a site and how they got there.
Anyone that has the role Content Type Manager can edit the content types for a site. To remove a field from a content type, it must be removed from the layout editor for the content type first.
Anyone who has the Access Manager role can cancel any account.
This article applies to Drupal Lite. When your site is created, it does not have a default homepage. You can set any page to be your site's home page.
Folwell Tabs Wrappers can be used to create a tabbed interface on a page. Using Tabs Wrappers can make the content easier to navigate.
Tables are used to organize and display data sets grouped in rows.
Drupal Lite has five default user roles:
Each content type has a default layout for presenting the fields. Using Layout Builder allows for the customization of any page. Layout Builder can be used to:
Tags are added to content to classify it.
Applies to Drupal Enterprise and Drupal Lite.
Curious where your site's traffic is coming from or how people navigate around your site? You can add Google Analytics to your site to help monitor its traffic.
There are four types of hyperlinks you can create when editing text in a field that has the formatting toolbar.
The UMN Search Settings module comes with default configurations on all Drupal Lite sites. There are also some configuration options available to customize the search experience on your site.
Curious where your site's traffic is coming from or how people navigate around your site? You can add Google Analytics to your site to help monitor its traffic. 

Resources

This resource shows an inaccessible website and a retrofitted version that illustrates radical redesign is not needed to meet accessibility standards.
Drupal Lite sites are automatically backed up on a nightly basis.
Get more information about higher educational institutions that have faced liability for inaccessible web content and technologies.
This article offers a great explanation of how disabilities can affect use of the web.
Members of the University of Minnesota community who use Drupal Lite may request enhancements or changes to the Drupal Lite platform, base theme, modules, support site documentation, or communications
This site, maintained by University Relations (URelations), provides downloadable files containing offical University of Minnesota logos, wordmarks ("Driven to Discover"), seals, and other official branding elements s
University Relation's web page on University of Minnesota web standards, and usability and accessibility related to the Univesity of Minnesota web templates.
This site, maintained by University Relations (URelations), provides downloadable images for social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+; as well as common icons for RSS feeds and
Learn about United States laws that require that State and local governments (including the University) give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, an
University of Minnesota departments and colleges may use the University's Drupal Lite content management platform to publish and maintain web content related to conducting official University business.
WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) provides standards excerpted from Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Section 508 is important because it established the first web accessibility standard.
This article explains how the Web affects the lives of people with disabilities.
An overview of how to structure your content for online reading.
Developed by WebAIM.org, this tool provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons and indicators into your page.
If you are a website designer. this simple checklist is a great reference that's worth posting in your workspace.
Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities' WebAIM Program provides an impressive slate of accessibility tools.
This checklist is a simplified version of the full Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for the layperson.

Self-Help Guides

Content is one of the main components of a great user experience. This self-help guide walks you through the process of planning the right content to meet your website's goals.
This self-help guide is for building a site in Drupal Lite, including requesting and configuring your site, adding content to your site, and managing your site.