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CSS

Pete Nicholson
Pete Nicholson
5,030 Points

Gmail left aligning HTML email footer

I'm designing a HTML email at the moment, and am just doing some final testing.

The email has a footer, which is centred, and worked fine in the two clients I was testing (Fastmail and Gmail) until I inlined the CSS using Mailchimp's inlining tool.

Now the footer is left aligned in Gmail (it's still centred in my local preview, and in Fastmail).

Here's how it's showing up in Gmail: http://postimg.org/image/4tavgjcol/

And playing nice in Fastmail: http://postimg.org/image/dzt63thx1/

I've tried everything I can think of, including both td align=center and text-align=center but it just won't budge.

Here's the uninlined code for the footer:

table.footer-wrap { width: 100%;    clear:both!important;
}
.footer-wrap .container td.content  p { border-top: 1px solid rgb(215,215,215); padding-top:15px;}
.footer-wrap .container td.content p {
    font-size:10px;
    font-weight: bold;

}


<table class="footer-wrap">
    <tr>
        <td class="container">

                <!-- content -->
                <div class="content">
                <table>
                <tr>
                    <td align="center">
                        <p style="font-size: 0.75rem;">
                            Powered by <a href="http://disco.ac">DISCO</a> • S-Wave Pty Ltd • Patents Pending • Made in Melbourne
                        </p>

                        <p><a href="{% unsubscribe_url %}" class="untracked" style="font-size: 0.75rem;">Unsubscribe</a>
                        </p>
                    </td>
                </tr>
                </table>
                </div><!-- /content -->

        </td>
    </tr>
</table>

And the inlined code:

<table class="footer-wrap" style="margin: 0;padding: 0;font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, &quot;Helvetica&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;width: 100%;clear: both!important;">
    <tr style="margin: 0;padding: 0;font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, &quot;Helvetica&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">
        <td class="container" style="margin: 0 auto!important;padding: 0;font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, &quot;Helvetica&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;display: block!important;max-width: 600px!important;clear: both!important;">

                <!-- content -->
                <div class="content" style="margin: 0 auto;padding: 15px;font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, &quot;Helvetica&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;max-width: 600px;display: block;">
                <table style="margin: 0;padding: 0;font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, &quot;Helvetica&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;width: 100%;">
                <tr style="margin: 0;padding: 0;font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, &quot;Helvetica&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">
                    <td align="center" style="margin: 0;padding: 0;font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, &quot;Helvetica&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">
                        <p style="font-size: 0.75rem;margin: 0;padding: 0 0 20px 0;font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, &quot;Helvetica&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;margin-bottom: 10px;font-weight: normal;line-height: 1.6;">
                            Powered by <a href="http://disco.ac" style="margin: 0;padding: 0;font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, &quot;Helvetica&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #2BA6CB;">DISCO</a> • S-Wave Pty Ltd • Patents Pending • Made in Melbourne
                        </p>

                        <p style="margin: 0;padding: 0;font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, &quot;Helvetica&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;margin-bottom: 10px;font-weight: normal;font-size: 14px;line-height: 1.6;"><a href="{% unsubscribe_url %}" class="untracked" style="font-size: 0.75rem;margin: 0;padding: 0;font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, &quot;Helvetica&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;color: #2BA6CB;">Unsubscribe</a>
                        </p>
                    </td>
                </tr>
                </table>
                </div><!-- /content -->

        </td>
    </tr>
</table>

2 Answers

Samuel Canerday
Samuel Canerday
12,610 Points
<style>
table.footer-wrap {
    width: 100%;
    clear:both!important;

}
.footer-wrap .container td.content  p { border-top: 1px solid rgb(215,215,215); padding-top:15px;}
.footer-wrap .container td.content p {
    font-size:10px;
    font-weight: bold;

}

</style>

<table class="footer-wrap" width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" align="center"> <!-- Added table width....align // center wrapper-->
    <tr>
        <td class="container">

                <!-- content -->
                <div class="content">
                <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="600">    <!-- Added align...width // center within wrapper-->
                <tr>
                    <td>
                        <p style="font-size: 0.75rem; text-align:center;">                       <!-- Added text-align:center // center bottom text -->
                            Powered by <a href="http://disco.ac">DISCO</a> • S-Wave Pty Ltd • Patents Pending • Made in Melbourne
                        </p>

                        <p align="center"><a href="{% unsubscribe_url %}" class="untracked" style="font-size: 0.75rem;">Unsubscribe</a>
                        </p>
                    </td>
                </tr>
                </table>
                </div><!-- /content -->

        </td>
    </tr>
</table>

Does this help you out? This should center the footer text.

Pete Nicholson
Pete Nicholson
5,030 Points

Thanks Samuel! And apologies for the late response. What fixed in the end, oddly, was just using a different CSS inlining tool – Mailchimp's caused the bug; Foundation's Inliner worked fine: http://foundation.zurb.com/emails/inliner.html