Designing an Email in Adobe then Uploading the HTML

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Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

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Does anyone have experience using an Adobe product (specifically InDesign) to create an email and then uploading it as html in an email program like Constant Contact, etc?

 

I need to be able to create/design an email using InDesign and then exporting it as html to be dropped into an application like Constant Contact. From what I'm reading in older posts, InDesign really couldn't accomodate this properly. Is this still the case? I am not a coder so I need the ability to design the email using InDesign, Photoshop, etc.

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I've moved this from the Using the Community forum (which is the forum for issues using the forums) to the InDesign forum so that proper help can be offered.

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Not really possible. You're better off creating the templates in the email programmes.

 

They've designed in mind with different browsers, screen sizes, orientations, email readers, etc to work really well.

 

You're much better off using their tools.

 

You can of course design anything you want and replicate on the email platform.

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Some of the Platforms I have to use are limited and clunky. I was hoping I could freely design as I wanted and then just easily upload it into the email platform to send the email out.

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Some of the Platforms I have to use are limited and clunky.

By erin.fisherroot@sunmark.org

That's because email is a "clunky" format.

And tempermental. And unpredictable. And controlled mainly by the receiver's operating system, email software, device, and preferences.

 

MailChimp, Constant Contact, et al have developed their templates to work across most of these settings and devices. Best to use them, rather than attempt to make your own HTML.

 

Bevi Chagnon | PubCom | Designer & Technologist for Accessible Documents | Books & Classes | InDesign | PDFs | Office |

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Not gonna happen and if you're not a coder just stick with the Constant Contact features.

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Yes, we just had a recent topic on the same points. Doing pro design and transferring it to email used to be possible. Now, with the need to use a validated mailing service or end up with a blacklisted mail server, it's use the build-a-bear templates or nothing.

 

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