Wow, I had no idea CC had shut out editing of html in their templates. I've been using a legacy template for some time now, which still has the html editing, just duplicating the template and altering it as needed for the one client I have through CC. I just checked to see what is available in their Third Generation Editor – not a pretty sight from a designer's point of view. I did notice when you go to create a new "email," in the upper right there is an option to set up a pure html email; no doubt meant to discourage any novices playing around. It does explain a lot though... about a year ago I got a couple of calls from a sales representative to be "a partner." They were pushing me to upgrade to their most current editor, use their staff to create and send the email campaigns, and even to just "pass along my clients" for a monthly stipend. They even offered to set one up a template for free, BUT NO DESIGN INPUT ALLOWED. I went for it, just to see what they could do. Gave them the link to my client's website and they of course had access to my previous campaigns. It may have been perfect for function, but failed in all other aspects (design, branding, marketing). My impression is they are trying to cut out the middleman (designer/programmer/web designer) and go for the end users. In other words, the small companies who don't know better. Just because you know how to use a hammer doesn't mean you know how to build a house.
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