Feb 11, 2021 11:11 AM - edited Feb 12, 2021 2:34 PM
Episode 1, Accessibility with Jon Sasala is in the bag! Now it is time to wind up episode 2.
This month, we will be talking about email development. If you saw the words email and development in the same sentence and ran away, I fully understand.
But fear not! This month we are joined by a guest who is an expert in all things email!
@amwilie is a web developer at Lynton Web and has been code slinging for the past 15 years. She has been an active and prolific member of the Community Champions.
Heck, she was even featured in the Humans of HubSpot series. If you have a question, she is going to work to help you get it answered.
Not only is Alyssa joining me, but @jmclaren will be returning to this second episode! Let me tell you, Jon likes a good email challenge.
Wait wait, there's more! Let me introduce @SNolan ! She is a Tech Lead at HubSpot and is part of the team working on advancing the email tools.
This should be a good conversation and I hope you all drop in some interesting questions.
Feb 11, 2021 3:31 PM - edited Feb 11, 2021 3:32 PM
I'm excited to be on the podcast, @dennisedson ! I've been working with HTML emails for several years and know it can be a frustrating environment to code for due to it's limitations, so I'm eager to share my knowledge.
I'm open to answering any questions about coding for email in general. Due to the many email clients not having any universal rendering rules, and web standards support still far behind web, there's a lot of issues one can run into (side-eyeing Outlook over here).
I also have plenty to say about email specific HubL and the 3 different avenues Hubspot offers for building email templates:
1. Coded Templates
2. Drag and Drop Templates
3. DnD Email Templates
All 3 of these methods differ in how they work and each have their own pros and cons.
So, would love to hear from ya, Hubspot Community - what questions do you have about coding for email?
Feb 16, 2021 8:14 AM
Excited for this epi @amwilie @dennisedson !
I'm sure I have a ton of questions about email but here's two
1. Is there a reason we can't use <img> in the rich text field in the DnD editor? I'm sure the workaround would be to create a custom module for the email? but sometimes its quicker to just insert an image between pargraphs, etc. I know the classic editor used to allow you to do that.
2. How would you handle/best practice when it comes to margin/padding so that it's mostly consistent across all email clients? (outlook 👎)
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Feb 16, 2021 9:39 AM - edited Feb 16, 2021 9:40 AM
Hey @jonchim , thanks for the questions!
Email is, sadly, a lot of extra work due to the inconcistencies between clients 😅
Feb 17, 2021 11:37 AM
Curious if there is anything you all would like discussed regarding email.
PS: Although we will get into coding an email, we will be discussing email more broadly.
Feb 18, 2021 11:00 AM - edited Feb 18, 2021 11:01 AM
Hi @dennisedson, your first two example questions I'd love to hear more on.
I don't really work on emails as a web dev (and I hate them) but I'm sometimes asked to by the marketing team. How does one create an email asset/module library that can be used by others in the drag and drop email builder that is flexible, where elements can be moved around/deleted/added etc., with options to extend their functionality (and how much functionality is possible)? If I can create modules that they can create good looking emails from (which work for the majority of clients), hopefully I won't be asked me to code specific emails!
I know some people who use the shortcut of designing an email in MailChimp/other email service and then export it as HTML and load it to Hubspot, and adjust it for HubL. Is this a workflow you've used?
What's your favourite/best email you've built (and can I copy it 😉)?
Feb 18, 2021 1:33 PM