Customize border in template

I wish there was an option to put a border around an entire email to frame it. I want the inner background and outer background colors to be the same (in this case both white) but would like some separation between the two and being able to add a frame or border around the entire email would help break it up. I do not want to use a background pattern or background color other than white. This seems like a very basic design element to provide.

19 Comments
Chris__D
Employee
Status changed to: Voting Open

Hey @Christa03, thanks for providing this feedback! I've opened this idea up for voting so we can get further feedback from other users and allow them to "Kudo" this idea if they agree. 

BethL
Occasional Participant

The legacy format for editing content was much better. The new format does not allow for adding borders to content blocks. There are very limited design elements. 

Are there plans to improve this? 

 

 

Caitlin_M
Administrator
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hi @BethL. Our editor has a block layout that includes a border, both for a single column and a double column. Does this help?

 

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Could you also let us know what elements you think are missing or what you would like to see?

BethL
Occasional Participant

Thanks for this info, that is helpful.

Hannah L.

Frankie_P
Moderator
Status changed to: Closed - No Action

Hi @BethL you're very welcome! Because our previous response answers your feedback we are going to close this idea.

BethL
Occasional Participant

The border blocks you reference are not a good substitute and very difficult to manipulate. In legacy editor, it is possible to include a border surrounding all blocks. 

Hannah Lee

Frankie_P
Moderator
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hi @BethL thank you for following up with us on this request! By adding a border surrounding all blocks, do you mean around the whole complete email or every individual block you may add in?

MauricioR53
Occasional Participant

You have to choose a template with the border option

LeslieK235
Participant

If I want to copy a previous email campaign and change it for the next one and add a border to that one, I have no way to do that without starting all over and making several individual text blocks? That is crazy!

FirstNameL36773
Participant

would love a border option that goes around the entire email

roemerind
Member

Please open this idea back up or send it to your developers. The border around just the individual article does not suffice. I need a border around the entire email. Why was this not integrated into the new email editor? Honestly the legacy emails and editor were so much better. Please let us know when this idea is going to be implemented. 

Frankie_P
Moderator

Hi @roemerind

 

The good news is this feature request is still open and actively being tracked by our Product Team. There are many factors that are used to decide what is added to or updated in our product which can cause us to sometimes not have a timeline for when a feature will be available. We will however reach out to this thread when any updates have been made.

JessicaM1720
Participant

yes, like an Inner border around the inner background? I thought that used to be an option?

acadia_senior_college
Regular Participant

Please add the ability to add a border around the entire email so one can create a campaign that has a white outer background and a white inner background, but with a border to separate the two. You should be able to set the color of this border and the thickness (width). I tried choosing a template that had a border (such as the "Education News") template, but once you do this there is no way to change the color or thickness (from the original orange color.) Please add this feature as people have been asking for it for years. Thank you.

cspd2022
Participant

I can't believe that there is not an option to add a border that goes around the entire email.  I am new to CC, having used a competitors software at a previous position.   Thought borders were a basic design.

KrissiH
Participant

I see that there is a grey border around our emails now and I would love to be able to change the color from grey to something that would fit the email in my colors. Please add this feature if you can! Thank you!

FRANKL923
Participant

Adding a border around an entire email needs to be an option. I was able to create a border in the previous version of constant contact but for some reason that option was removed in this redesign. I need to change the color of a border for a vendor and can't do this for them. Please bring it back.

LorikSt
Participant

With this new upgrade you have taken the option to put a border that you can change color on every. single. template. Why? We like the border not the entire giant background. And we don't like the templates that look like they are hanging in space. Your areas around the feature articles don't even line up. It's like you randomly decided upgrades that didn't help anyone actually design or you don't have any graphic designers on staff.

JoshuaM097
Member

I'm ready to cancel Constant Contact on mere principle alone at this point. The blue boarder's default color is a blue that still cannot be changed, after myself and others raised this concern and asked for it to be fixed. In addition to being cheap (obviously enough money could fix this problem), irresponsible, and disrespectful to your customers for not fixing this issue, the macro concern is that you are putting designers (we're all designers when designing an email) on your platform in a box because we are beholden to that blue. That means that when designing, we have to find colors that are complementary to that blue. For instance, tonight I need red in my newsletter but only burnt oranges and dark pinks go with that blue. I need a red, which many other shades of blue would complement. This is abject failure on your part – fix this problem! If you had more designers on this platform, you'd have to declare bankruptcy over night. Do the right thing and change this please. Make that boarder customizable like any decent platform would.

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