New drag and drop editor
Over the years we have had lots of feedback on our drag and drop editor. Some good and some not so good. You’ll be pleased to know that the drag and drop editor has just received an upgrade. Over the next week you will see the new email editor available in your account.
As you might imagine, in my role at Vision6 I get to create a lot of emails and I am really excited about these changes… and I think you will be too.
Here are some of my favourite improvements.
Kick your send anxiety to the curb with the new quick test send
As someone who suffers from send anxiety I really love this. It’s now easy to send yourself a test at whatever point you want during the design process. This means you can send with confidence. Simply click the new send icon and type in up to 10 addresses to send a test of your email to. And you will notice you can do an automated Email Client test or send to your list straight from this menu as well.
Convert old templates to be mobile friendly in the shake of a lambs tail
If you’re editing an email that you created in the old editor it may not be mobile friendly straight away so just click on the mobile icon and convert your email. It might impact your layout a little bit. If it does you should be able to make some quick changes to get it looking good.
Consistent components that simplify your design process
The new editor gives you more control over your image and paragraph styles. Best of all there are more custom options to ensure your email looks exactly how you want it to.
A couple more key improvements include:
- All fonts are now in pixels not sizes
- Custom padding on images
- Component settings are consistent with each other
- Images can be centred within components
- Image aspect ratio is locked so your images won’t look distorted
- You can now have different image sizes in paragraph components
Also all the default components have been updated with better fonts and padding. So if you add a component you can rest assured it’s going to look good and be consistent. This means less work and a better result.
A few extra elements to help preserve your precious email design
We have made our drag and drop editor a bit more foolproof so that you can’t accidently break your email width.
You also now have the ability to lock the drag and drop template you create into a certain layout. To do this make sure the ‘enable customised layout’ option isn’t checked. If you do want to have a multiple column layout simply check the ‘enable customised layout’.
Lastly, we know you have been hanging out for new templates so the good news is you can soon say hello to some new professionally designed email templates. We will be releasing these new templates shortly after the new editor.
If you have any feedback on the new editor or any other product feature let us know. We love hearing from our customers on how we can make the product better.