Drag and drop templates

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 9:53 am Written by

Within your upgraded version of NewZapp you’ll find a series of free drag and drop templates which you can also view here. These free templates are separated into 2 categories – basic and themed. They are all fully mobile responsive too!

Drag and drop templates

Upon selecting one of these free drag and drop templates you will be directed to the drag and drop editor where you can then add content to your email.

The first step in creating your email is to understand blocks. Blocks add structure to your email and allow you to add specific types of content.

There are 3 basic types of block:

  • Layout: Layout blocks are structural placeholders. In the editor screen they look like rows of striped boxes until you add text and/or image blocks to them, but if you don’t add anything into a layout block then it will not be visible on the preview screens or when the email is sent.
  • Text: Once you’ve dropped a text block into position just click on it to edit. You can delete the text that’s already in the box and type your own, or paste from a document or webpage. Using the toolbar above your email you can edit colour, size, font and alignment, make lists, add symbols, links and more
  • Image: To add images to your email you first need to upload them to your account via the Images panel on the left hand side navigation. Then simply drag and drop it onto an image block in your email. From here you can access the properties to edit the size, alignment and spacing, or add a link to your image.

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You can add blocks to any area that turns green when you drag a block over it. You can drag and drop any number of blocks into your email and it will expand vertically to accommodate them. You can arrange blocks in whatever order you please and rearrange them at any time.

For more information on adding content to a drag and drop template please see our help guides, in particular the ‘How To… Blocks’ PDF.

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