Within the Trendzer platform there is an option to create your own newsletter, however this function has many limitations and was proving difficult for the designers/developers to use. I was tasked with developing an interim solution that will allow the designers to create fairly simple newsletters in a quick and efficient manner until the tool itself can be improved.
Issues included not being about to use the 'head' section of a html document so all styles had to be inline which made things tricky. My solutions was to create three fairly simple templates where images, colours and fonts could be quickly swapped out to suit the newsletter need. I also created a master document (with the help of Mail Chimp) where sections can be taken and added to the templates to quickly alter the design to the required layout.
a copy of the templates can be downloaded here.
- Custom HTML and CSS