I think CC is collecting a list of things people want to do in html, I came across another one today, which is to enter a non breaking space ( . There are times you really want to keep two words together without using a hard return, which will be handled differently on different devices, browsers, monitors, etc.
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Ugh, yes PLEASE bring back the HTML editor for the 3rd generation! I was moving my templates over to the 3rd generation to use the segmentation by tags tool, but am very frustrated that the HTML tool is gone. As an email editing tool, that should be a no brainer to offer your clients.
Thank you for reaching out to the Community! We completely understand that you would like to edit your email in the HTML code. Our new templates make it so you can design your emails how you want, while keeping it mobile responsive and mobile friendly. I have submitted your feedback to our developers and you will be contacted with any updates on the request!
If the concern is that allowing html editing may cause some things to display improperly on mobile, why not make html access an opt-in for those that would like it? Put up a disclaimer that Constant Contact can't guarantee any changes made to templates will display properly and to proceed at our own risk.
It is incredibly frustrating that the answer to every complaint listed over more than a year in this thread is either a work-around that may or may not fix what would be a very simple html edit, or recreate the entire email using custom code.
Thank you for getting in touch! I absolutely see how that would be a useful feature and I agree that having it based as an opt in would be very helpful for people of all skill levels when it comes to HTML. As with other feature requests, things tend to be moved up in developer priority based on the number of people asking for something. I am making a note of your feedback and passing it along to make sure you are counted among the voices in favor!
Thanks for coming up with this suggestion. Since this appears not to associate with the comment I was replying to, let me clarify I am expressing appreciation for Susan's suggestion to offer access to "html at your own risk"!
I look forward to hearing the reasoning they have for not doing it, because I really don't believe they are going to. Such simple things that could be done if this were allowed. I don't know what they are so afraid of. As far as I can recall, they never gave advice on editing html code anyway, so why is it such a big deal now?
Even if you want to use their template and replace the generic text with your own, such an obvious need if you are working with templates, you then have to restyle it, you can't just paste in plain text and have it adopt the styles. Maybe it works if you type it in, I think, but who wants to retype a whole thing they have already typed and edited before starting the email design? So frustrating... And if we had the html we could paste it into the code in one simple maneuver.
12 pages of comments (and counting), yet still no ability to edit html/css. Please bring it back.
Thanks for joining us in Community! We certainly agree it would be helpful to have the ability to edit code in the third generation editor. We will certainly pass along your feedback to our developers to hopefully increase the priority as more and more folks like yourself request this feature.
No kidding. This has been going on pretty much since the 3G editor was introduced. I see a lot of CTCT employees saying they "really agree" with the importance of access to html. They need to go to bad for the customers if this is true that they really agree.