Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The new Splash navigation is ready to launch!
That’s right, the platform-wide update we have all been buzzing about will be landing soon (keep a look out for an email detailing the timing for your specific account), and we’d like to give you a quick introduction to the changes.
While the essential use of the Splash platform will remain the same, the look and navigation of the platform will feel completely different - and be much more user-friendly! So let’s take a dive and explore what has changed:
- All Navigation
- Account Information, Design Mode and Groups
- Design Mode
- Event Duplication (Changes to free version only)
- Additional Resources
All Navigation - Everything you own in a box to the left
Splash now showcases all top-level components of your events program - Events, Themes, Contacts, Reporting, and Integration - in the navigation on the left side. Previously, some components were only accessible within a single event page, where navigation was located on the right.
With this update, all navigation looks and feels the same. This ensures that no matter where you are in the platform, you are familiar with your location and can easily plan your next move!
How the top-level navigation currently looks:
The new navigation:
The current navigation includes tabs to view your Events Dashboard, Themes Dashboard, and Contacts. The new navigation has all these same options, but also includes Reporting and Integrations. For added excitement, your Event Hubs will be getting their very own Dashboard in the future!
Additionally, there is an easily accessible button to reach out to our Support Team in the lower left corner.
The event-level navigation is an even bigger change! Not only have all tabs and event-level needs been moved to the left, but the interface has been changed to view all of your event's components in one place.
What editing an event in Splash currently looks like:
The new and improved version:
We know this may be a little intimidating at first - like we said, things have changed completely! However, we made these changes with you in mind, so let’s talk about how your event planning just got easier. :)
To break down the first sights available once you click into an event for editing, the event-level navigation contains:
- Event (Touchpoints/Event Content)
- Event Page
- Share Card
- Registration Form
- And more!
The Event tab is what you and your team will be greeted with when opening an event, instead of being dropped right into the event page design editor.
All of the important details that used to be found within your Event Settings tab, such as the event title, the time and date, location, and host can all be found in the Event tab.
Included in the Event tab are all of the important moments, known as Touchpoints, that your Guests interact with over the lifecycle of the event: event page, share card, registration form, and confirmation screen.
Clicking on any touchpoint will open the design editing tools, and you can always use the back arrow in the top left to navigate back to viewing all Touchpoints.
Once you click into a touchpoint for editing, the Layout tab maintains the same look and feel as before this release, showing elements and containers in a tree format. All styling options are still available by clicking into each block, container, and element on-page or via the Layout tab.
Check out the new Save button now prominent at the top of the navigation! Be sure to save your work at the top a you design your Touchpoints.
The remaining tabs within the event-level navigation will house each moment that you need for crafting invitations via the Email Sender, organizing the Guest List, and everything else!
The dark horse in creating a successful event, the Settings tab maintains the basic function of the classic Splash platform. Here you can set the time and date, location, event title, URL, page action - and now even more!
Now, within your Event Settings tab, you can handle your registration settings too. Rather than control these settings while building your event's form, you can now open and close registration, set a capacity limit, or activate the waitlist right from the settings of the event page itself.
Additionally, Privacy Settings for an event page, such as guest list validation and password protection, have been moved to their own Privacy tab under the event settings. Event-level integrations have also been moved to their own tab within Event Settings!
Account Information, Design Mode, Groups, and Settings
To view to your Splash account information, simply click on your profile name and avatar in the top right corner.
This will take you into the Account Information page, which houses the ability to toggle between Designer and Designer Pro, control group setup, and determine email notification preferences.
You can also edit your account settings, such as your updating email and password, by heading to the Settings tab at the top of the Account Information page.
As we mentioned earlier, the ability to toggle between Designer and Designer Pro has now been moved under account settings, rather than being accessed within an individual event.
To make the change between design mode, you previously had the ability to do this within any event page:
Now, you will be able to access your design mode directly from your Account Settings:
Event Duplication (Changes to free version only)
With the new navigation updates, event duplication is no longer available with the free version of Splash.
We have introduced new tools to improve how event organizers design their event flows that empower you to scale events beyond a one-time duplication. This includes maintaining consistent on-brand design and data collection with Themes, available with Splash for Business, our Enterprise licenses.
If you'd like to learn more about how to scale your events without designing from scratch each time, let us know! We'll connect you with a Splash Brand Strategist to explore your team's workflow and event needs.
You can even take our full interactive course to learn more about what the new Splash has to offer: What's New? Navigation & UI. Please note that some functionality shown in this course is only available with Splash for Business.