NOTE: The steps below will help you customize a template, perfect for a one-time use. If you want something to use over and over again that’s customized to your needs, you’ll want to create a template by following these steps instead.
Under the Content tab, you’ll see options for the Structures available. Drag over the layout you want to include from one single area to four (don’t worry, you can add more in a bit). Now click on Blocks and drag into each rectangle the kind of content you want to include. Want to add more or adjust the look? Hover over that framework you’ve just dropped into your email to see the Structure tab. Click it and make as many or as few changes as you want. It’s that easy!
- Once you’ve placed a Structure into your e-blast, hover over the Structure and click the Structure tab that appears. The Structure settings menu will open on the left.
- Add Containers by clicking the + icon. Delete Containers using the trash can icon.
- Adjust the Indent between containers using the + or – controls, or by entering a numerical value.
Padding: Adjust the perimeter padding of the Structure using the + or – controls, or by entering a numerical value.
By default, the padding is included in the mobile view. If you would like to remove the padding from mobile view, click Padding between containers on mobile to toggle it off.
Pro tip! Sometimes you want to make your email design “clean” with lots of white space. Sometimes you use padding for containers and structures to fill them in with a color background. This all looks good on desktop devices, but on mobile devices, it may make those elements less attractive. So, you may want to remove padding for mobile devices. Click the Device Preview icon at the top of the page to see how your email will look on desktop and mobile devices.
Rounding corners: Adjust the rounding of the corners of the Structure using the + or – controls, or by entering a numerical value. If you want the Structure to have unique Rounding on each edge, click the Separately toggle to turn this on and set the values for each edge.
Pro tip! You may want to use inversion if you have a two-column Structure with an Image Block on one side and a Text Block on the other so that the text appears below the image on mobile view.
Hide element: Want to hide a Structure from view on either desktop or mobile devices? You can by selecting the device icon.
Pro tip! There are a few reasons why you might need this option. For example, you may want to hide some elements on mobile devices to avoid horizontal scrolling, which could happen if you apply a large font size to the text. Click the Device Preview icon at the top of the page to see how your email will look on desktop and mobile devices.
Include in: By default, the Structure will be included in both HTML and AMPHTML emails. This is shown in the Include in setting. We do not recommend you change this setting.