I'm looking for somewhere in Experience Design where I can create and drag horizontal and vertical guides around the page. I use this alot in photoshop for designing interfaces. e.g. I want to design to a 1140px container with a three column grid inside with gutters, and horizontal guides to align my type. Is there some kind of layout/guide/grid tool that I am missing? Other than that 'grid' tool that draws repeated squares all over the artboard - this doesn't allow for guides and rulers like what I am looking for.
Adobe XD doesn't have a way to create real guides yet. You can add your vote for that feature here: Guides – Adobe XD Feedback
In the meantime though, you can closely approximate guides this way: create regular Line objects and then lock them so you can't accidentally move or select them. Other objects will snap to these lines just like guides. The only trick is, if you ever need to export the whole artboard, you'll have to manually hide these lines so they're not included in the exported image (you can multi-select them in the Layers panel and then use Object > Hide to toggle all of them at once).
Hope that helps!
When I can expect to add option guidelines Layout?