Configure the Visual Experience Composer

Configure the Adobe Target Visual Experience Composer (VEC) by specifying its general settings, mobile viewport configuration, and CSS selectors.

To access the Visual Experience Composer configuration page, click Administration > Visual Experience Composer.

Be aware that settings on this page apply to the entire Target account.

Visual Experience Composer configuration page

General Settings

You can specify general settings to the Visual Experience Composer.

General Settings section

The following settings are available:

Default URL

Set the default URL used by the Visual Experience Composer. This is the default page, such as your home page, used whenever you set up an experience for each new activity. If you do not set a default URL, you must enter a URL for each activity when you create it.

Enable Enhanced Experience Composer eec

Allows editing on iFrame-busting sites and sites with mixed content. Some sites might not be compatible with the enhanced version. Deselect this option to revert to the original Visual Experience Composer. Activity delivery on sites is not affected by this choice.

For more information, see Troubleshooting the Visual Experience Composer.

You can also enable the Enhanced Experience Composer at the activity level.

Load Mixed Content

Enable mixed content while opening a website using the Enhanced Experience Composer (EEC). Enabling this option avoids the extra overhead of loading static resources via Target proxy servers.

This option is helpful if, for example:

  • Your Content Security Policy (CSP) headers allow loading mixed content without the use of proxy servers with the EEC enabled.
  • Your HTTP website faces increased load time in the EEC, wherein JavaScript, images, and so forth take longer to load via proxy.

Generate experience snapshots in the activity flow diagram

Enabling experience snapshots generates thumbnails for your experiences in the activity workflow diagram. Disabling snapshots might result in faster performance for some users.

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You can add devices to use when previewing experiences. Each device has an associated audience.

Mobile Viewport Configuration section

Click Add, specify a descriptive name for the mobile viewport, specify the width and height, select the desired operating system, then click Save.

For information about how to add a mobile viewport, see Mobile Viewport Configuration.

CSS Selectors css

Specify how Target generates CSS selectors.

CSS Selectors section

These options help Target understand your site’s structure to generate better CSS selectors for content delivery. By default, Target generates selectors based on element IDs on the page. If your site uses few IDs, or duplicates IDs on the same page, then using classes might be a better option.

You can choose one or both of the following options:

Use element IDs

Deselect this option if the same ID is used for multiple elements or if element ID might change on page load.

Use element classes

By default, Target only uses element IDs. However, if your page is designed to use classes to identify elements, such as a page built with Adobe Experience Manager, you should also select Use element classes.

Although everything has been done to assure accuracy, be aware that using classes can result in errors. If you do not select either option, accuracy is also affected. The order of accuracy is IDs > classes > neither option. Always be sure to test your page to make sure the selectors are correct.

You can override this setting per activity (click the Settings gear icon, then select CSS Selectors). This is especially useful if you have multiple sites that are configured differently.

Overriding the setting per activity is not available in Automated Personalization and Multivariate Testing activities. See Element Selectors Used in the Visual Experience Composer for additional information about selectors.

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This video includes information about account preferences.

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The Target Administration menu UI (formerly Setup) has been redesigned to provide improved performance, reduce the maintenance time required when releasing new features, and to improve the user experience across the product. The information in the following video is generally correct; however, options might be in slightly different locations. Updated videos will be posted soon.