I'm pretty sure this will be deleted from the forum, but at least everyone following this thread will get an email about it... Since the developers don't believe we, the marketers, are competent enough to edit the html of our own emails (and they have no plans to offer us that option), they are forcing us to look to other platforms for a solution. I found a responsive template builder that is drag & drop, has the ability to edit the html, and that we can export into Constant Contact for FREE.
To the support team providing feedback to the developers-- Please let them know that removing a functionality DOES NOT make the need go away. They are simply forcing us to seek other email builders.
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Re: " I understand allowing HTML would increase the ability for more control of your content but it can also have a negative impact on your newsletter’s display in email clients. If we provide access to HTML for every block, changing some of the default styles or content could break display when sent to an email client. " This is BAD logic... We are all professionals on here, so it's insulting to know that CC doesn't think its users can be trusted to edit a template without breaking it. And if we do break our templates, it is on US to fix them... that's why we test before deployment. I've read through this thread and am debating whether to convert from trial to Pro because no html access is probably going to be a dealbreaker for me... here's why: I like the templates for the structure and because the responsive rules are already built in. But I need to be able to tweak them to follow company branding guidelines... that means there is no flexibility with colors, fonts, pics, buttons, and other elements. If the boss wants something changed/ edited in a message, I need to be able to change it. Saying "Sorry, CC won't let me change that" is not going to fly. It's impossible to design a correctly sized image if there's no way to see the dimensions in a template... A content box that automatically resizes images makes for skewed pics and a sloppy email Not being able to edit templates means that there are literally innumerable others sending a message with the exact look and feel... So essentially, companies look like they are plagiarizing each other when they send messages through your system. Instead of focusing on what your system developers want, perhaps it's time to adopt a customer-centric frame of mind and give us the tools/functionality that WE want. Because at the end of the day, it's the marketers using this platform... not the developers. And we're not children who need a "dummied down" tool.
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