I'm having major difficulties getting the format in my meeting invite correct. I always spend too much time changing font sizes and adding spaces only to have them revert or change to something completely different a couple of saves down the line. The text editor has a mind of its own! However - the big issue is the resulting email. Once I get the email looking the way it should in the preview, I send out a test email and open it in Outlook and its all jacked up again.
How do I fix this? I can't send the current email out to colleagues without looking like a moron.
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When using our Second Generation Editor (2GE) sometimes what you are designing may not be the same design and layout that gets sent out to your contacts.
Email programs and mobile devices have unique ways of displaying emails. So, the email design your contacts see may not exactly match what you see when you preview it in Constant Contact which I know can be frustrating. These issues typically arise when you are copying an email multiple times as the HTML code for all of your edits from previous versions may cause these display issues. We recommend creating a new email, in this case, to make sure that you are starting fresh. If you use the same layout for all of your emails you can use the Save as template feature so that your edits to the design of the email will be saved and you can still create a new email to help avoid any display issues. Here’s more info on that.
Always preview your email before sending whether you are using 2GE or 3GE. I hope that helps!
I have the same problem, but it doesn't just end with text color for me. Soemtimes, random lines will get indented and sometimes text size will change. I've mitigated the problem a little by making sure I change the text color in the global fonts and colors (left column when youre in edit mode) and by not copying and pasting anything (even text stripped through TextEdit or Notebook). But I still have a lot of issues. It makes my emails look so unprofessional. I have been doing what Clique Marketing suggested, and it's shocking how inconsistent the emails look after sent. Browsers and email servers all have an effect on the final product. I called to ask about it, and the support girl told me it's a problem they've had for a long time, and there's nothing I can really do about it.
I just was talking to someone about this very issue and gave him this advice (which, after 24 hours of crying and rocking back and forth in a corner of my office i finally figured out) !!!Remove the head tags in your code!!! I did this and voila! HTML rendered "properly" (as in images and styles appeared.. not perfect but a huge leap forward from yesterday when i was seeing nothing at all)
you are probably importing your own html and I was told email html is a little different so the code needs to be adjusted. I am having the same problem
I'm having the same issue. I'm not importing code but using their useless wisiwyg editor...it looks fine when I build it but when I send it to myself it changes font sizes, bolds items, every line is a little off ...I feel your pain and hope that you fix your problem. I'm really close to abandoning ship. I could see if only a few people were having issues but reading so many problems - how could so many people be having the same problem?
Coding HTML to work with email is one of the WORST tasks ever. It is probably the most tedious thing i've ever done so don't give up! Is html just not rendering at all? If so, remove your header tags. After a full day of pulling my hair out, i noticed none of the templates CC offers have header tags in them. So i removed mine and voila. HTML rendered. You might possibly want to blame your email provider. Currently i'm struggling with this issue. Outlook inserts bizarre spacing between my table rows, hotmail doesn't render images properly, etc.. Unfortunately i haven't found a solution for no 2 yet. And I'm tearing my hair out over it. But at least i think i've narrowed down the problem.
Make sure your html is in agreement with the CSS settings.
That's not an answer. CSS settings are in agreement the moment you set up the page in Dreamweaver. You cannot have an image (or a block of HTML) un-centered and have it's CSS designation say "centered". Not possible.
I have the same problem. Centered in the preview, but not in the actual sent email.
If the preview is showing the HTML correctly, then the emails should follow suit.
I SMELL A BUG!!!!
Sorry to hear this is happening. Since this is a bit of an older thread I am happy to take a look. What is the name of the email you are working on and what email client are you sending to?