Hi All, I was wondering what wysiwyg editors (if any) people were using to create responsive email newsletters?
May I ask you a few questions?
Are you trying to create the design or the content? Or both at the same time?
Are you well versed in the very prickly markup of responsive HTML emails and you want an easier way to write that markup, or are you looking for a WYSIWYG that will abstract that out for you?
I ask because I am working on a new editor and I'm wondering how people work/think. Thanks!
Hi, I was looking for a solution for our marketing team who don't code to be able to create marketing emails that work across more devices without me having to code up each mail. A lot of their work is done on the road so having something offline is great for them to be able to pick up and work wherever.
The aim would be to make up some templates so that the team could edit content without worrying that they'll delete a closing tag somewhere. Good luck with the editor, and thank you.
Hi Tim, Thanks for the reply. That situation is pretty much the motivation behind my editor: separate code from content so each can be done appropriately by the right people. I talk about this in a bit more detail on the landing page I put together some time ago: www.cicerone.co. It doesn't mention responsive email but it would work just as well. The product is still being built but if you're still interested please ping me.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned CoffeeCup's excellent Responsive Email Designer software for Windows & Mac.
It's still in the early stages of development, but it's the one of the best tools out there if you're looking to code your own responsive emails without any of the usual online templating tools (all of which I've used as well).
Thanks Patrick, I'll check this out.
I usually edit HTML emails in Dreamweaver, but I'm not using the WYSIWYG features. Just editing the source and viewing the handy dandy preview as I go.
Have you looked at Zurb's Ink framework for responsive emails? I've had good luck with it as a starting point. I think Campaign Monitor also offers free templates.
Thanks. We have been using Mailchimp's built in editor, which is great for these responsive mails, but not useful if one is offline. Was thinking something like Macaw might be useful.
I don't think Macaw will ever understand the kind of crazy that is required to code e-mails, particularly responsive ones.
Mail Designer Pro sounds great on paper, but I haven't tried it.
Ha! yeah, too much madness in them there e-mails. Thanks for the link, will have a look.
Thanks Kevin, these are very helpful.
There's a platform called Stamp Ready which comes with some nice nwl themes and also they have a drag-and-drop editor which I used a couple of times and found it to be very helpful.