This article shows users who are familiar with the Classic (formerly Legacy) Designer how to complete common actions within the Visual Designer. For more users who are comfortable with custom code and wish to add more of their own customizations should continue to use the Classic Designer.
Introduction to the Visual Design Studio
We created the Visual Design Studio to make Pendo’s Guide creation accessible to teams across an organization, regardless of their technical knowledge. Whereas the Classic Designer requires a basic knowledge of coding languages such as HTML and CSS, the Visual Design Studio uses a visual point-and-click interface. This makes building and editing Guides a more intuitive experience.
For a thorough introduction to the Visual Design Studio, refer to the Getting Started article.
Creating a Guide
Creating and editing a Guide is now a simple process with the Visual Design Studio. This video provides a quick overview:
For a more in-depth overview, refer to the Create a Guide article.
Layouts vs. Templates
Layouts are the Visual Design Studio’s form of Templates. Just like Templates, you can create a Layout five general types of Layouts:
This way, Pendo administrators can still create and manage Layouts so users with “Create Guide from Layouts” permission can stay within brand guidelines and update content as needed.