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raull1 Purchased

That’s some quick support, Thanks. I’m happy to update that once I make the changes to the Unsuscribe, Send to Friend and Body text, I am able to zip up the images folder (with the changes I made to them) and the html template and Mailchimp read them perfectly. The zip folder was named “images”. (I tried w/ the name “images 2”, and mailchimp wouldn’t read zip, so other changes will be saved as an “images” zip folder)

but Mailchimp integration works!

Gifky

Thanks for your feedback, enjoy using the newsletter :)

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court24 Purchased

i know this isn’t really your responsibility, but I have learned how to code email by deconstructing your Fresh enewsletter that I purchased weeks ago. There is only really one thing that is still confusing me. When I do a “inspection” in Mail Chimp every email representation looks great except for the email clients that are viewing the email on IE. The left and right columns and footer are not a fixed width. And their is a gag between the Border images and content. Very strange.

I was wondering if you could help. I have had success with separate emails that I designed using Fresh, so I don’t know if I broke the code somehow or what.

Gifky

Hi Court24,
Thanks for purchasing Fresh Newsletter

For any gap issues make sure you don’t leave any space between border images and the closing

td
tags, also if you inserted additional
p
elements try to replace them with
div
elements. That should bring the layout to life :)

Regards.

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Hi There, I would like to purchase your email template. Can you recommend 2-3 email companies that will accept your design template with little modifications. I’m reading that mailchimp is a good one. Another ideas, or reasonably priced email hosting companies. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you. Z

Gifky

Hi zenspiration,
Fresh Newsletter is HTML template, so it will work in any email service which accepts importing HTML templates, so if you found any service you are fine with their features you can check if they allow importing HTML templates. I think Mailchimp is perfect choice plus they have free plan, Campaign Monitor and Aweber are good choices as well.
Good Luck :)

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I bought this email template because you said in your above comment that it worked with Campaign Monitor…I disagree completely. OMG is it difficult to use. I’ve had a tech guy look over this thing 5 times and still there are tons of errors. It’s beyond stressful.

I’ve spent countless hours trying to understand this and then stopping just to weep because nothing seems to be working. And I’m not that bad at html but the tech guy is great and not even he can fix the errors and issues I’m having. Hours, days and still a template that is driving me wild and getting me no where

I understand now why you said good luck at the end of that comment. Luck is the only thing that will solve the many issues I’m having. At this point I’m just going to give up and go back to plain text emails. Sucks because this theme’s design is perfect.. but it’s honestly not worth the headaches and tears.

Gifky

You can use any HTML template in Campaign Monitor without knowledge in HTML + minimum knowledge of Campaign Monitor tags if you edit the template in any HTML visual editor (like Dreamweaver, Expression web, etc…) to put your content then Upload it to Campaign Monitor. But if you want to convert the template to be editable in CM own visual editor you will need to add their own tags as shown in this list: http://help.campaignmonitor.com/topic.aspx?t=129
Regards.

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Thinking of purchasing this template. However I just wanted to know, what website/Wordpress Plug-In works best for use with this?

Gifky

Hi mmnetwork,
Thanks for your interest in Fresh Newsletter, you can use this template in any website/program supports importing HTML code (templates), like Mailchimp, Thunderbird, Outlook, etc…

Regards.

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hey gifky,

im just wondering if there is anyway to edit the header and footer color from blue to yellow for instance, i am using Dream Weaver CS5 not sure if that helps or not. By the way this is a great theme =) and i look forward to using it in the futue

regards, tweaker

Gifky

Hi tweaker,

Thanks for purchasing Fresh Newsletter.

Sure you can change the background color of the header and footer, for example if you want to change the blue color to yellow (FFFF00) you have to:

1- Open the elements Photoshop file and change the blue curves to yellow then export them and replace the blue curved borders.

2- Open the layout you want to use in DreamWeaver and click (Ctrl+F) [Find and Replace], in Find field write bgcolor=”#0f75c3” and in Replace field write bgcolor=”#FFFF00” and click on “Replace All”.

That’s all, enjoy using the newsletter :) P.S. remember to rate the newsletter if you like it.

Regards.

Default-user

hi Gifky

i have done as you have said, but on step 2 where you say to “replace all”, a window pops up but nothing happens, i also noticed during a quick mistake i made that when i click on “replace” it comes up with “Done.Not found in the current document.” does this mean something?

regards tweaker

P.s i am using a Mac just so you know, so it may be a light difference in software that is causing this

Gifky

Hi tweaker,

The comment get reformatted by default so it changed the double quote sign, here is the how it should be: from bgcolor="#0f75c3" to bgcolor="#0f75c3"

Regards.

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that still doesnt work,

the “find and replace” window looks like this:

find in: current document

search: text

Find: bg=’’#0f75c3’‘

replace: bg=’’#FFFF00’‘

options:

match case (on)

ignore white space (off)

match whole word (off)

use regular expression (off)

if there is a way to upload a screenshot into somewhere so you can have a detailed look let me know and i will upload it :)

regards tweaker

Gifky

The quotes around hex values must be double quotes as i wrote it, compare how the quotes look like in the different comments i wrote above, it should be like the previous comments, but in your comment i see different quotes around the color value.

Try again with double quotes, if you still not able to do it, then just make the value of find and replace from 0f75c3 to FFFF00 this should achieve the same, but will make links also yellow, if it worked then the problem was in the quotes, check the source code of the layout and make the quotes like in the code, if this doesn’t work make sure you are using the layout with blue header not dark one.

Regards.

Gifky

Ohh, you have to make search: source code not text :)

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Hi, I’ve just purchased your newsletter and was testing it with a couple of mods. I’m sending it from Outlook to a Gmail account and in Gmail (chrome and internet explorer both tested) there are gaps between the border images and content.

I’ve also tested untouched files from the download of your newsletter and the same issue is appearing. Maybe I am doing something incorrect could you give me some advise?

I’ve check your comment above regarding making sure there is no gap between the closing td tag and the border image.

Gifky

Hi sitebuildr,

Thanks for purchasing Fresh Newsletter, please contact me through the contact form in my profile providing me with the layout number and Outlook version you are using so i can send you additional code to test it, as when i tested the HTML code in Outlook 2003-2007-2010 & Gmail i didn’t experience this issue.

Regards.

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Dogmut Purchased

I am having problems with the vcard download. From my copy on my pc it all works fine but when I upload to my server the vcard function does not work and all I get is a load of code. I have reloaded to ensure all the files were uploaded but it is still a problem. Any thoughts.

Gifky

Hi Dogmut,

Thanks for purchasing Fresh Newsletter.

Send me link of the hosted version through the contact form in my profile and I’ll check your code.

Regards.

Gifky

Hi Dogmut,

The vcard template you sent me it’s link isn’t related to Fresh Newsletter! please refer to the correct author of the template :)

Anyway the vcard is working just fine, once you click it and it opens and you see the code just choose save as and then you can save it to your computer as vcard file.

Regards.

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edtv82 Purchased

Mail chimp version?

Gifky

Hi edtv82,

Thanks for purchasing Fresh Newsletter, please contact me via the contact form in my profile so i can send you quick step to step for using the template in Mailchimp.

Regards.

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Jespre Purchased

Hey Gifky,

Have purchased the template and even for a rookie I find it easy to personalize in Dreamweaver, also thanks to the attached description. Well worth the price.

The only thing is: I would like to customize the background into an image. How would I do that? Could I possibly do it in Dreamweaver since my photoshop skills are nowhere to be found..?

Many thanks in advance!

Gifky

Hi Jespre,

Thanks for purchasing Fresh Newsletter. Appreciate your feedback :)

You can insert the background image as CSS background-image in Dreamweaver without the need to inset it in the elements PSD file, but you will have to export the borders from Photoshop again with transparent background (just hide the background layer).

Note: background images are not supported in many email clients.

Regards.

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Jespre Purchased

Thanks for the amazingly quick feedback (at this time) and tip regarding appearance in the clients.

Cheers

Gifky

You are welcome :)

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Hi,

I was wondering if I could purchase this template and then use it in a e-mail system, specifically in iContact.

Would I just copy and paste the code? Also, would I have to upload any images to iContact prior?

Thanks so much for your help.

-Matt

Gifky

Hi Matt,

I guess you will have to host layout images online in your hosting space or upload them to iContact, and yes you will just copy/paste the code.

If you need any help feel free to contact me through the contact form in my profile.

Regards.

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Jespre Purchased

Hey Gifky,

Another question, I have the trouble that the email looks fine in all clients except for outlook.

In Outlook the textblocks just keep going to the right, not “respecting” the intended width. So you would have the round borders on top and at the bottom, but inbetween a square with text sticking out on the right side.

Any ideas to how to solve this? Since the email is a B2B one, Outlook appearance is sort of important :).

Thanks in advance!

Gifky

Hi Jespre,

Please follow this steps:
1-Make sure Dreamweaver didn’t insert any “width” elements with value over 620px
2-Try to convert all < p > elements you have created in Dreamweaver to
< div > element, that should fix such problem, if the problem not solved feel free to send me the HTML code via the contact form in my profile.

Regards.

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Jespre Purchased

Hi Gifky,

Checked all widths and changed < p > elements into < div >, but still seems to be off somewhere. Just sent the code through the contact form, thanks for your help!

Cheers

Gifky

Hi Jespre,

Just answered your email.

Regards.

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I purchased this template and loved it. Very nice design. However, I want you to know that I cannot open any of these HTML files in Dreamweaver CS4 Mac because it instantly severely crashed the application and the Mac OS entirely. I don’t know why. I just reverted to editing it with Notepad which works fine.

Gifky

Hi bluesparkplug,

Thanks for purchasing Fresh Newsletter, I never heard of such weird behavior of Dreamweaver as i’m able to edit it in Dreamweaver cs4 & cs5 along with many clients (As you know Fresh Newsletter is just pure HTML template), it’s recommended if possible to report such info for Adobe so they can look into it.

Thanks for your feedback :)

Regards.

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dmoranda Purchased

DISREGARD : Just found a topic on the first page! sorry!

I just purchased your newsletter. Great design! I’m going to be using constant contact to send this out. Do I need a tutorial similar to the request mailchimp? Will I have any problems?

Thanks, Dustin

Gifky

Hi Dustin,

Thanks for purchasing Fresh Newsletter, I see you have found answer for your question, let me know if you have any other questions.

Regards.

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dmoranda Purchased

I seem to be having a problem with my newsletter in an older version of internet explorer. If I switch to compatibility mode in IE9 it shows up all funky. Any ideas?

http://www.level5ci.com/newsletter/gray/1.html

Gifky

Remove the “align” attribute from all wide images and make sure each one has < br > tag before and after it.

Regards.

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dmoranda Purchased

That worked great thanks.

I’m having one lingering issue that I can’t seem to figure out. In my gmail the test email from constant contact is showing some of the text in a maroon/purple color. I’m not sure where its coming from. This shows up in chrome, but not in internet explorer 9 or compatibility mode. I can email you the test email from constant contact.

Thanks, Dustin

Gifky

Hi Dustin,

Send me the test email to gifkynet {a} gmail.com

Regards.

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j_granty Purchased

Hi, I purchased this cool template.

I’m just having a problem importing it into MailChimp. Can you please send me a step by step guide?

I did look at your help file which says: Search for the <body link=”#777777” vlink=”#777777”> and change it to <body link=”#777777” vlink=”#777777” mc:edit >.

I couldn’t find <body link=”#777777” vlink=”#777777”>.

Gifky

Hi j_granty,

Thanks for purchasing Fresh Newsletter, just search for <body link as the color values may change from color theme to another.

Feel free to contact me via my profile if you need anything else.

Regards.

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