Ability to add background image to individual blocks

It would be nice if we could put HTML text on a layer over an image.

22 Comments
LisaB834
Member

It would be great if the developers could create some Background Images for Headline Blocks over which you could type text.

Hannah_M
Moderator
Status changed to: Voting Open
 
EmilyVB
Participant

Whoops, just realized I suggested something similar - but I'd go a step farther - would like a customizable inner background image for all text blocks.

MattL842
Member

Yes, I'm aware that I can add text to an image in another program and import that entire image with text into Constant Contact. I'm saying that it would be better if we could click/drag and add text as a separate HTML layer on top of an image.

 

In addition to being easier to make changes to text location, the primary reason this would be helpful is so the recipient can see the HTML content before they click to allow photos to load. When the text is embedded in the photo, the viewer does not see what is essentially the equivalent of a website's H1 heading.

Chris_L
Employee

 @MattL842 Thank you for the additional detail.  I have opened your idea up for voting and I will make sure to bring this up with the product team.  Thank you again for the feedback.

TriciaB78
Member

Yes, please. This is exactly what I need to do as well. I'd like to do a custom border behind my text like this. Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 9.43.39 AM.png

TriciaB78
Member

I don't want to embed it in the image because I want the point size to be responsive for mobile. 

Chris_L
Employee

@TriciaB78 Thank you for sharing your use case.  We appreciate the information.

RuthP42
Participant

Why is this not a basic feature? Adding text or a button over an image is an essential part of building a good email. It's much easier and cleaner on MailChimp. Very disappointed with this.

MikeR0817
Participant

I vote yes. Some of your templates allow this, but you can't change the background image. Look at the coffee template.

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