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Pinegrow 3 pro - Emails and inline css


#1

Hello,

I would like to create an inline css email template, is there a way to create inline styles in pinegrow 3.07 please?

Thanks,


#2

Certainly! Just select the element and use the visual editor to style it out. It should (and did in my quick test) create the properties as inline styles the like:

<section style="background-image: url('img/bg-image.jpg');display: block;margin: 20px"></section>

Cheers

Thomas


#3

Hello Thomas, I am not sure I understand.

I was looking for an “export” button that adds up all the necessary css class inline automatically.
Having everything done manually is too time consumming.

ie: You design the whole project using bootstrap 3 kind of layout and have an export function that places only the used classes inline.

I hope you understand.


#4

Yep - I think I do.

While I’m not aware of all of the new features and stuff within Pinegrow, I don’t think that PG currently has this feature (only the other way round - turning an inline-style into a class style). But admittedly I could think of having this feature wouldn’t be that bad.

It could work as a two-step action, something like:

Merge all classes applied to one “super-class”

This would be pretty helpful if you’re working with frameworks and some of your classes only have one property applied to.

Move the “super-class” inline

Creating eMail templates requires inline-styles. So this would be the use-case.

@earnoud Worth turning this to a feature request?

Cheers

Thomas


#5

Hi Thomas,

Yes exactly! This would be fantastic! From time to time customers want special looking emails and the inline css is just a lot of work…especially when you try to match a design like boostrap where many classes won’t be used in the final.

Hope they will include this in the future version as it will help a lot of people.


#6

One small caveat:

Never do the “Client Wants …” approach and don’t go too fancy with email templates. As we all know, it’s difficult enough getting them consistent cross mail-clients. I’d never would do them by monster frameworks. All they have to do is transporting content and meaningful messages.

It’s our job making them work and all a client has to do is applauding when we accomplished our goals. My five cents.

Cheers

Thomas


#7

Hi Thomas, Yes I totally understand what you mean but unfortunately, certain clients prefer sexy newsletters over usefulness to keep up with the beauty of a brand. I wish everyone could think the same way but, sometimes I have to follow what I am being told to follow or lose the contracts. Coding is tough lol.