Need to edit HTML

Need to edit HTML

Arghh not dig'n it. How can I view a new account in the old editor? The new editor is like the new social social sharing tool... a wicked drag.

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We appreciate the feedback, Jeff! You've made some excellent points, and we'll be addressing them in upcoming releases.
Senior Member

Have been working to make the responsive template work for us. But if it's going to be useful in our environment, there are a number of "must-haves."

 

  • HTML coding. This is so useful when you just can't make something work any other way
  • Ability to edit CSS styles
  • Ability to "clear styles" on text. We cut and paste a lot of copy from other documents. "Clear" solves many problems.
  • Ability to changes colors and styles on links and to uncheck the "tracking" box

If any of these "must-haves" are already in the beta, please let me know. I've been looking, but may have missed something. Thanks.

Developer

Yes, the ability to edit the HTML/css is a much needed feature.

Developer

Hi,

 

Please make the option to use custom html/css templates in responsive email. There are many responsive email designs/templates that we could be using instead of your visual editor.

 

We need more control.

 

Thank you!

 

CTCT Employee
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Thanks for the feedback! The ability to edit HTML and CSS does not yet exist in the beta editor, nor does an explicit "clear styles" option for text editing or the ability to turn off tracking on links.

 

The beta editor does automatically clear (problematic) styles when pasting in content. If you encounter any issues with pasting in content, please respond with more information about the issues you're having. It would be greatly appreciated.

 

As for styling links, you should be able to highlight and style links in the same way that you would regular text (i.e. select a new font, change the font color, etc). 

 

 

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Occasional Visitor

what happened to editing the html?? It took me 5x as long to create an email and it looks crappy. No flecibility, no background colors , the social boxes dont format right in outlook. The client is unhappy and wants to move. I will not use a mobile template again.

Visitor
is there a way to view/edit the html code of the template? it seems that there are preset blocks of color and when you change one, it changes the rest of them.
Frequent Visitor
It would be nice to have the ability to add your own custom html code to this responsive design.
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Member
If there is access to the HTML code, I cannot find it. If there is no access, then there needs to be.
Member
Hello, I just began exploring some of the mobile friendly templates and notice that there is no option for editing source code as in the standard editor. Will this option be available in the future? It's quite convenient for text formatting, image placement, bg/colors and other small detail specific design features.
Visitor
The mobile beta editor is missing an HTML/Code view editor. Sometimes it is easier to fix issues in code view than it is to using the standard editor.
CTCT Employee

We're considering different options to help with finer-tuned editing. Code view is a great way to provide flexibility, and is the leading feature in this conversation. Thanks for your vote on the topic!

CTCT Employee

@PWOWadmin We've made some updates to this edit experience, including image resize capabilities. If you have a moment to do so, please try it out again and let us know what you think!

CTCT Employee

@tritontwo We're also considering updated solutions for code editing/importing to create your own mobile-responsive emails via html and css.

Occasional Participant

I'm echoing support for HTML access in these templates.

 

Yes, of course it's problematic -- some people will mess themselves up, thwart the structure of the responsive code, then complain to you that it's not working.

 

Perhaps two levels of access are needed -- a more WYSIWYG default, and an Advanced Editor link for those with coding skills and the need for finer-grained control?

 

Frequent Visitor
Any way to have access to the html coding in the new templates? Love them but feel the need to tweak certain things in html.