Can I use Layout View page types in my existing themes?

Layout View is a brand new piece of functionality, and with it will come some brand new themes that work with it. Page Types you create in Layout View will only be available within these new themes, the new themes are ‘Bolt’, ‘Flux’, ‘Paper’ and ‘Tempest’.

Some of the new themes will feel familiar as they are based on existing themes:

  • Tempest is based on Wind
  • Paper is based on Material
  • Bolt and Flux are both brand new

We will be adding more themes in time as well, to give you even more flexibility.

I have an existing custom theme and would like to use Layout View. What are my options?

As Layout View page types only work within the new themes, you will need to re-create your custom theme in Layout View. This will be easier or harder depending on the complexity of your theme.

It should be worth noting that some customisations may not be reproducible in Layout View, and so you can choose then either to continue with your custom theme or make some adjustments to your current design so that it can be re-created in Layout View.

Most importantly, we are here to help! We can advise you on whether your theme could be reproduced in Layout View, and if so you can choose to migrate it yourself or ask us to do it for you or point you in the right direction.

What will happen to the existing standard themes?

The current standard themes will be listed in the “Elucidat Legacy Themes” section on the Start Page if you have previously used these.

I would like to keep my custom theme but I would like support on it

If we have built the theme for you, we can provide support bundles to cover ongoing maintenance and development of your theme. Just ask your Customer Success Manager for more details. If you have built the theme yourself then it is a bit harder for us to support immediately, but do still give us a call and we will be happy to find a solution to suit you.

Are page types I’ve built in Layout View supported by Elucidat?

Yes! Any themes or page types you’ve created using Layout View or Styles will be included as part of the standard support you get with your Elucidat licence. Not only that, but they will continue to benefit from new features and functionality as Elucidat evolves.

Do I have to use Layout View to create new projects?

No. Layout View is entirely optional and you are welcome to continue creating your projects using the existing themes. However, we recommend considering adopting the new themes as these will benefit from new features as they are released, as well as being able to be used with Layout View.

How else can you help me with this transition?

We appreciate that with this new piece of functionality may take some getting used to, so we are here to help you every step of the way. As well as help with the actual creation of themes in Layout View, we can also provide training to you and your authors on how to use Layout View and Styles.

This is also a great opportunity to refresh your theme designs and take control over the look and feel, and we can advise on the best way to apply your brand in Elucidat and to build the most effective eLearning courses, taking advantage of the latest features in a best-practice manner, please get in touch if you would like to talk further.

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