Ubercart Newsletter - July 12th 2012

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Mail chimp also provides some good templates here - http://mailchimp.com/resources/html-email-templates/?utm_expid=41498789-6

I've used them in the past and didnt have many issues... always meant to throw up a tutorial on creating drupal newsletters. just seemed too ironic that mine is completely black and white...

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I was so excited about campaignmonitor that I created an account to try out their wysiwyg web editor, but it seems there are a few things (like set background color for a certain cell) that were not possible. Maybe it's just an inherent limitation of html mails or they want to have a solid experience across all email clients, but I'll definitely try out this mailchimp stuff just to see if they could support that or not Smiling

thanks for the tip

I know you can all code this stuff up in html, but I am looking for a wysiwyg solution as non-technical people need to be able to write and style the news letter

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hi, great to see drupal development is still active! I always wondered, how do you create such nice mail newsletters. Did you simply create it in drupal with rich text editor and send around using simple_news..?

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I seem to be able to edit my replies but I can't edit my original post? Of course I meant "ubercart development" and not "drupal development", duh Smiling

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great question mxttie.

Unfortunately there is a wide range of HTML standards used by email clients. So it's not quite as simple as creating with a rich text editor Smiling The process is a bit frustrating. It almost feels like email hasn't made much of a leap in the last 15 years. Even Gmail doesn't support markup that most of the other clients handle just fine.

I've found a few resources very useful when building out the newsletter:

http://www.campaignmonitor.com/css/ - Great resources to use the "ctrl-f" and quickly see which clients support the markup you would like to use.

When your done developing it and ready to test it, I found this awesome tool called "Litmus". It runs a test with your code and shows you how it's rendered in the popular 15-20 email clients.

Interested in more reading material on the matter?
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/01/19/design-and-build-an-email-new...
http://premailer.dialect.ca/
http://24ways.org/2009/rock-solid-html-emails

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hi! thanks for all the tips!

hi!

thanks for all the tips! actually after reading this, I searched a bit more on the internet and found the amazing campaignmonitor guide, very elaborate. Bookmarked immediately! Smiling

PS: somehow didn't get an email notification for your reply