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New Custom Code Editor changes cell background color

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New Custom Code Editor changes cell background color

Generally speaking, I am okay with the new "beta" Custom Code Editor (CCE), but I do have something odd that has happened with one campaign in particular. When the first email went out, the system seems to have changed the primary cell background color from white to bright blue. When I view the email in DreamWeaver, it appears normal (white). When I upload the code to my website (for the web version), it appears normal. When I use the old/current CCE, it comes through as intended. But something gets dorked in the new CCE that changes the colors.


The code is provided to me by the client, and the only thing I edit is to add a <meta> for a link to the web version I host. I will attach a link to their code as well as a link to the web version and the ones sent by ConstantContact. Hopefully someone can take a peek under the hood and see if there is some broken piece of code or other obvious error that might lead to the new CCE misinterpreting what is intended.


Original/untouched source code from client: https://www.charlestonvirtualhomes.com/flyers/1269Hamlin_sourcecode.txt

Web version: https://www.charlestonvirtualhomes.com/flyers/1269Hamlin.htm 

Sample blast using the old CCE: https://conta.cc/39rzt89

Sample blast using the new CCE: https://conta.cc/30N9h45


Hopefully someone from the in-house dev team will read this and find the issue(s) and share a solution or fix the new CCE to prevent this from happening before full implementation.


Hello @ThomasP48159,


Thank you for reaching out to the Community! I appreciate all the information you have provided us and I am escalating your case to my advanced technical team so they can do additional research on this and get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you! 

Zoe H.
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I wish he would have replied because the custom code editor is truly messing up established HTML pages/coding that were in templates....

Constant Contact doesn't care that they change things that mess up the businesses/operations of its customers -- it just wants to makes "something new" without caring about how it hurts the people who actually use the system - terrible job.

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They won't fix it or care - they'll look at your situation and just not worry about 1-2 customers complaining. The rest of the customers are mostly sheep, so Constant Contact will get away with it