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Elizabeth Naughton
Elizabeth Naughton
374 Points

What is the best course to take for creating a custom HTML email that a client can insert their own text in on the fly?

Custom HTML Email creation Client ability to insert own text within Email body

3 Answers

Alexander Gish
Alexander Gish
6,215 Points

Elizabeth,

I am not sure about a video course (I have only been using Tree House for a week now), but, as a web developer I would suggest using MailChimp(http://eepurl.com/SvRlH). It's a fast and easy way to create HTML5 email templates. They have a rather powerful WYSIWYG editor and many themes you can choose from. Or, you can code your own and incorporate all of your styles. They even give you all of the selectors you need to make your own template so that your clients can just insert their content.

Elizabeth Naughton
Elizabeth Naughton
374 Points

I would need a program similar to Mail Chimp and Constant Contact that my client can use via their own website and have it generate the actual HTML email (again, just like Mail Chimp). They unfortunately cannot use Mail Chimp because their data base is proprietary and the email must be uploaded into it. Let me know if this makes sense and if you know of someone or code that handles this! Thanks!

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

you might want to check out the HTML Email Design course

Elizabeth Naughton
Elizabeth Naughton
374 Points

I took the HTML Email course but actually need a program that you can drop or paste info into (just like Mail Chimp) and have it have the same look and feel as the HTML email. They cannot use Mail Chimp for various reasons so I was hoping to either find a tutorial on how to write the code/program or find someone who can!

Alexander Gish
Alexander Gish
6,215 Points

This was about the closest thing I could find:

https://www.campaignmonitor.com/templates/

If this is not enough for you then I would recommend using Lynda.com as another learning source. Their courses are a little more specific and less interactive than Team Tree House, but they are very informative albeit a little boring at times.

http://www.lynda.com/HTML-tutorials/Creating-Responsive-HTML-Email/135374-2.html