We're on a design mission to build a lovelier world, one email template at a time. And now we need your help, email creators everywhere. Ready to take on the challenge? It's all about creating swoon-worthy, traffic-stopping emails that look great in every inbox. Follow these seven steps, and you're well on your way.
- Customize a template with your brand colors. Choose a template from the template gallery, and explore the color areas from header to footer – and see how dashing the Adam West template looks in many hues.
- Get images from Flickr or Facebook. Click on an image placeholder and then link to your account to browse your photos and choose the best to suit your mailing.
- Touch up or transform your photos. Upload an image, then click Edit this image. Browse the effects for dreamy insta-filters like San Carmen, Indiglow, Laguna and Ventura. Fix the pesky red-eye in your otherwise perfect group shot. Learn more about the image editor.
- Arrange your photos in a mini gallery. Drag an image block to your mailing, then click the yellow Options menu. In the pop-up menu, click Settings and increase the image count. Turn on image captions here, too. Your images will automatically re-size to match up in size, depending on how many you add to each row. Pretty nifty, 'eh?
- Use pre-set text styles to polish your content. Once you’ve entered some text, click the Style-Set dropdown (next to the font name on the formatting toolbar). It says Paragraph by default. Choose Header 1 to style the titles and subtitles throughout your mailing. Each template has styles made to match, and they automatically update when you switch templates.
- Send a test email to your coworkers, but skip the "I'm about to send a test email to you" email. Click Send Test, then add a note and send to any 25 addresses for free. We’ll add a panic-preventing TEST label to the subject line automatically.
- Add a sidebar, and give it some style. Click Columns to choose your sidebar layout. Then click Sidebar to add a shaded background or a border between your columns.