Transparent background option for blocks

With the new feature of being able to choose background images, there are times when having a clear background would be VERY advantageous! I made a work around once, and the email looked fantastic, but when I just tried it again, the email looked great in Constant Contact, but when sent, the clear backgrounds were changed to a brilliant blue - which made all the text unreadable.

I would love to EASILY have an option to choose the color "clear" or "transparent" for the blocks.





Top Answer

Hi @TomK9823


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 apologize, while we may not have a time estimate for this feature request, the more request a thread like these receive the higher of a priority it can be given by our Product Team. 


In fact I did also want to make you aware all feedback is read and tracked appropriately by Constant Contact employees. I apologize while we may not respond to every comment – it is acknowledged. In fact, here is a section of our Community that helps explain what we do with our customer’s feedback.


Yes. Please make transparent backgrounds for inner blocks a feature! This would help create more modern looking landing pages for our company.


C'mon CC.... Get better! This shouldn't be that difficult. Every other form generator allows for transparent backgrounds. 


why cant this be done?

Status changed to: Acknowledged

Hi everyone,


We are updating the status of this request to support our new community idea statuses and add better insight into your feedback. We can't guarantee a commitment to deliver on this feature request but should indicate some awareness that we have heard your feedback and could be taken under consideration for a future release. We are also continuing to collect both requests along with use case examples in the meantime.


Yes PLEASE MAKE A TRANSPARENT Option for Feature Layout Background!! That would be really great!!!

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Please create this feature! We have been exploring other email platforms since over the last few years customization of emails have been dwindling.


Utterly ridiculous that you can't have a layout with a transparent background.....what's the point of having a background image if you can't see most of it because it's covered with a colored blob....

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