Jul 24, 2019 7:13:26 AM
Hello @DYCM. Thanks for reaching out to us in the Community! I see that you are using our third-generation editor to create your emails. At this time, this editor does not have the ability to create and insert tables. This is because all of the templates for this particular editor are mobile responsive and inserting tables can actually break the responsiveness. We have a few alternatives to using a table in an email that does not impact readability and I encourage you to review this article.
At this time, we still do not have the ability to insert tables within the email campaigns. However, we are happy to announce that a 5-column layout has been released within the email campaign editor. This won't work for all table layouts that are requested, but it is an option to experiment with. The 5-column layout can be found by clicking on the Build tab located to the top left side of the screen when you are in the editor mode. Scroll down and you will see the 5-column layout which you can drag and drop into your email campaign. Also, you can delete one of the columns in this layout to give you a 4-column layout. For more information on this and for visual steps on how to use this layout, please click here. I hope this helps.
I still don't understand how this is a solution for keeping content side by side in mobile. Whether you use the content block of 2, 3, or 5 columns, it still displays them all stacked on mobile. If there was a way to force these layouts to stay side by side when you want them to, that would be helpful and accomplish the same thing that the table used to accomplish. Otherwise, I think making your content an image is the only solution right now.
Just another user that wants to agree.
It's not a solution. And I've been just using an older Template.
As a user, I understand that "mobile first" is the idea. But some content isn't optimal when viewed on a mobile, such as a table.
It would be awesome if you could "scroll" side to side as some tables behave on websites. I don't know if that is possible on HTML emails.
In any case, I can't really use mobile templates until this is somehow resolved.
Thank you both for sharing your feedback on our tables feature. I apologize for any confusion there may have been with our option to create 5-column layouts. These multi-column layouts are not meant to be a solution, but more of an option you can experiment with. The ability to insert a table in our Third Generation Editor or to turn off stacking on a mobile device are both feature request I have submitted in your account to the appropriate teams. While we do not have a time estimate of when these features will be available, we suggest adding a screenshot of your table into the campaign as a workaround.
That's fine. I just wanted to let @ChirstinaD know that we still have not changed the way we sent out the newsletter. We haven't switched to the third generation editor because of this issue.
Thank you for reaching out in the Community and providing your feedback regarding the lack of tables in the 3rd generation editor. I can see why this would be a useful feature to have. I am happy to track your feedback on this and provide to the appropriate team for review.
The workaround for a table with images does not show well in mobile. You can see in the images below, the top one is a desktop view. The one below it is a mobile view.
Thank you for sharing these screenshots in your post! What exactly does not show well for you with these images? Putting your images into columns is the workaround we suggest in our Third Generation Editor. Because our mobile responsive, these images will stack and resize to fill the screen on a mobile device. At this time there is not currently a feature to stop this as it is functioning as designed. As a workaround, we suggest customers to insert a screenshot of the table into their email instead.