Edit mobile display of images

KassandraF8
Regular Participant

Edit mobile display of images

Is there a way that I can edit the mobile version of the email? I am VERY frustrated with the way some images come up on the mobile view. I've made changes to the size and location of my logo in the email but it still shows up very large on the mobile view--which is obnoxious and takes up unnecessary space. Please advise.

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Frankie_P
Moderator

Although the logo in your email was resized to appear smaller, it was uploaded at around 550px wide. This upload size causes it to display larger on a mobile device. Our templates are mobile responsive, and are designed to resize and display full width on a mobile device. To have your image display the way you would like it to, we suggest resizing it outside of our program to have a smaller width and re-uploaded into your account.

 

We ask for additional comments and votes be left on the open idea for having a separate mobile editing view. Our Product team regularly reviews our Feedback boards more than our Get Help area. Though we do not have a time estimate of if a feature like this will be available in the product, any updates will be posted there, not on this post. Voting and commenting on that post allows you to be notified of replies.


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Hello @MatthewS2903

 

Thank you participating in the Community and providing your feedback. As my colleagues have mentioned further in the thread, editing in the mobile view is a feature that we are in the process of collecting feedback on. I can understand how this would be a useful feature to have. So I will be happy to submit your response to that list for our product team. 

 

Have a great day!


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Stancatos
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2 years LATER from this original thread and still no mobile editor. 

Emails, websites and general online searches are now used on a mobile device and yet we are left  to have to try hacks, and fixes to make a design and layout look kinda decent on a mobile device. 

Customers lose subscribers if mobile emails do not look nice. Businesses lose people on their websites if they don't format correctly in mobile. The drop rate is astonishing.

So why should we stay with Constant Contact when offers mobile editing? Where is the urgency to help it's users? Even the simple website editor, Wix, allows for mobile editing, even though it's slightly annoying to use. Google even put out statistics how most all use online is through a phone now. Mobile device layout viewing it to be put above desktop.

WHY IS THIS NOT A PRIORITY AFTER 2 YEARS?

- a soon to be user

Hello @Stancatos ,

 

Can you elaborate a bit on what else you'd like to see as far as mobile-editing? You can create and edit templates built specifically for mobile viewing on our mobile app. Templates created on the mobile app use the Cross-Platform Editor (CPE), which allows editing it in both the app and the browser UI. You can also preview your browser-built emails so you can see how they'll look on both desktop and mobile views. 

 

If you're needing some additional tips and tricks on how to ensure your browser-built templates will properly convert to mobile view, we have an article for that as well.


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So I think what everyone (myself included) is looking for is a way to see the mobile preview on desktop (already exists), but then be able to edit that directly while still in mobile view! As in, "oh no, there's a line that looks weird unless we take out a space or punctuation in mobile" or just other formatting things in general, but be able to actually type, backspace, etc....really EDIT while in mobile view, on a desktop. I do not use the mobile app, I only use desktop; however, a large number of my organizations users view on mobile only. It is very frustrating to be looking at the mobile preview, then have to go back and tweak a few things in the desktop-oriented editor, then go back and check and see if it worked in mobile preview again. It'd be SO much easier to edit and see the fixes in real time while editing the mobile version, even if the editing is taking place on desktop. I hope that makes sense?

MikeD7462
Occasional Participant

Agreed, this is quite frustrating. Other web design software products seem to have figured this out, so it's surprising and frustrating that CC has not. 

GaryS1
Occasional Participant

I am having the same problem, except I am using a colored background with my logo - so creating a logo with spacing around it is a bit more tedious. Having our logo show up full screen on a mobile device looks pretty silly to me. It doesn't look professional and clean. We should be able to choose whether or not we want an image to be responsive. It would make it 100% easier if Constant Contact added this as an image option. 

 

I hope you are listening to you customers and will do something like this in the future...

Gary,

 

Sorry that you are having the same trouble. It has been a long time and I am probably going to leave CC because of it. 

 

I hope they are listening too....

Hi @CindyB06 

 

We are always open to ways we can better our user’s experience! So we do listen and track all the feedback our users give. In fact, here is a section of our Community that helps explain what we do with our customer’s feedback. Our Feedback Board is another great place to share your feedback as this section is monitored by members of our Product Team.


Frankie.P
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Although the logo in your email was resized to appear smaller, it was uploaded at around 550px wide. This upload size causes it to display larger on a mobile device. Our templates are mobile responsive, and are designed to resize and display full width on a mobile device. To have your image display the way you would like it to, we suggest resizing it outside of our program to have a smaller width and re-uploaded into your account.

 

We ask for additional comments and votes be left on the open idea for having a separate mobile editing view. Our Product team regularly reviews our Feedback boards more than our Get Help area. Though we do not have a time estimate of if a feature like this will be available in the product, any updates will be posted there, not on this post. Voting and commenting on that post allows you to be notified of replies.


Frankie.P
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Hello! Is it possible to use different photo sizes for your mobile and desktop mailouts? I am assuming no but just making sure. As the photos that are sized correctly for my mobile view are now too small for desktop view. 

Hi KassandraF8,

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does this specifically address this issue??

Hi CindyB06,

Being as there's currently no way to edit just the mobile version, it won't help specifically with that, but our webinar series covers tips and best practices for optimizing your campaigns, and for mobile as well.

We also offer a period at the end, where registrants can ask their questions and receive one on one help if needed!

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Dr.DanaW
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I have struggled with this too and it is seriously frustrating. Mobile e-mail is the majority of how our clients open them and they look terrible with huge images in them. This should be a priority for constant contact to adjust!!!!

KarynP0
Regular Participant

I just figured this out; was having same issue. Use CC photo editor and resize to 150w (be sure you lock resolution first). When I viewed the image in mobile view after doing this, it was smaller with a nice amount of white space on either side.

 

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Hi @KarynP0

 

Thanks for joining us in the Community and sharing your experiences with updating the image in our image editor. This can certainly work overall provided you have a smaller width, but as an alternative it can be helpful to update the image size outside of Constant Contact by reducing it to less than 200px wide(as you did here with resizing to 150ppx) and re-uploading it. This way, it appears smaller on a mobile device. 


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Unfortunately, when you reduce the image to that size and then place it in the email, it loses definition. So I don't find this to be a solution. I would be really useful Constant Contact could provide some guidelines for the folks who are not using an agency to do their designs and are still struggling. 

Hi @CindyB06 

 

Thank you for sharing your feedback on this experience as well. I apologize if the workaround we recommend is not the solution you were looking for. We are however always open to ways we can better our user's experience and would like to collect a few details from you:

 

  • Are you not expecting the image to fill the whole width of the mobile device?
  • Would the you want the image to remain the same size as in the editor/desktop preview?
  • Do you want to set a specific width and height to the image for being viewed on a mobile device only?

Frankie.P
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  • Are you not expecting the image to fill the whole width of the mobile device? NO. 
  • Would the you want the image to remain the same size as in the editor/desktop preview? YES
  • Do you want to set a specific width and height to the image for being viewed on a mobile device only? COULD BE, IF THE OPTION IS AVAILABLE. 

Hi @CindyB06 

 

Thank you for responding with this information! We have tracked these details as apart of this feature request in your account. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with in the meantime.


Frankie.P
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BrendaB23
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I have to agree that the mobile conversion of my constant contact emails is absurd. The fact that you cannot edit/adjust the mobile view is also, at this point, in 2020, completely unacceptable if you want an adequate email marketing software/provider. I am searching for a different platform -- anyone have recommendations?