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CSS

Alexandra Cianciara
Alexandra Cianciara
2,465 Points

How to create bubble shapes in HTML email- urgent

Hello,

Please could someone please help me asap, I need to do it for tomorrow at work.

How to create bubble shapes in HTML email?

This is what I have but I have no idea where to add the absolute styling and how to create the triangle shape. I have this for now:

<tr>

        <td position="relative" width="400" valign="top" align="left">
         <table class="container600" style="border-collapse:separate;border-spacing:0; empty-cells:show; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt; border-radius:40px; border:10px solid #5A328A; border-style:solid" width=350px height=150px  cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">

           <td style="font-family:Isidora, Franklin Gothic, Gill Sans, Roboto; Font-size:14px; line-height:18px; font-weight:normal; font-style:normal; color:#423F3D; padding:30px 30px 20px 30px "align="left">

Dialling in from abroad? </td>

         </table>

       </tr>

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

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

I'm confused by the combination of the words "bubble" and "triangle". Did you perhaps mean bullet shapes?

Assuming so, one way to make a few common shapes is with CSS borders:

<span style="display: inline-block; border:10px solid #5A328A;border-radius:50%"></span> Round<br>
<span style="display: inline-block;border:10px solid #5A328A"></span> Square<br>
<span style="display: inline-block;border:0 solid transparent;
  border-top:0; border-bottom-color:#5A328A;border-width:20px 12px"></span> Triangle

Update: It sounds like you might want the entire table to look like a speech bubble. So perhaps adding a triangle to one edge:

<table class="container600" style="border-collapse:separate;border-spacing:0;
    empty-cells:show; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt; border-radius:40px;
    border:10px solid #5A328A; border-style:solid" width=350px height=150px
       cellspacing="0" align="center">
  <tr>
    <td style="font-family:Isidora, Franklin Gothic, Gill Sans, Roboto; font-size:14px;
        line-height:18px; color:#423F3D; padding:30px 30px 20px;position:relative" align="left">
      <span style="display: inline-block;border:30px solid transparent;
           border-right-color:#5A328A;position:absolute;top:35px;left:-69px"></span>
      Dialing in from abroad?
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>
Alexandra Cianciara
Alexandra Cianciara
2,465 Points

Thank you Nerissa, the issue is I’m not sure where in my html I need to add the styling. It’s in the email table and using inline CSS

Alexandra Cianciara
Alexandra Cianciara
2,465 Points

Thank you Steven, it’s for the bubble speech shape. More of a rectangular with rounded edges and with arrows, most likely on the left or right. More like a chat shape. I’m not sure what css styling to use and not sure where to add it in my html in the email table. Thank you

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

I updated my answer .. is that what you were after?