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If you’ve been following the blog, you’ve probably guessed that we’ve been a pretty busy bunch. Since the launch of our template editor and recently, the template builder, we’ve had loads of excellent feedback come in with the tide, which we’ve been responding to with a steady flow of improvements to the app.

In our recent update, we’ve made a few usability improvements to the template editor. Most of these are so subtle that you probably won’t notice them, but in a way, that’s the point. For starters, we removed the distraction of having the sidebar slide in and out of view when editing the various parts of a template. Instead, we’ve made it sticky and constantly present. You didn’t notice this, because you were focused on your work instead.

We’re also about making the editor more forgiving, so we’ve ensured that any content that gets entered into the sidebar is auto-saved. Consequently, this has eliminated the disruptive ‘save changes’ prompt when you move on to editing something else. Another prompt that we’ve given the flick is the one that appeared upon deleting an editable region. Instead, we’ve added an ‘undo delete’ link (pictured), should you change your mind.

Undo delete in the template editor

These three changes have been directly guided by your feedback, so we’d like to extend a warm ‘thank you’ for all your tweets, forum posts and emails. Recording and acting on your suggestions remains a priority even at this busy time of year, so if there’s something you feel we could improve about the editor (or the app in general), be sure to get in touch with our team, or leave a note in the comments below.

  • Noel

    Are you able to revert back to the “sidebar slide in and out of view when editing the various parts of a template”?

  • Barney Hall

    I think being able to group a selection of editable tags within a layout outside a repeating area would be cool. That way each tag within a layout will appear stacked in the editor rather than being individual elements.

  • David Greiner

    @Noel, we had *loads* of requests from customers who found the sliding sidebar distracting, which is why we’ve switched to a fixed approach. It took me a little while to get used to the change too, but give it a try for a couple of campaigns and I’m hoping you’ll find it a smoother way to build your emails.

    @Barney, would you consider just doing this as a repeater, and only using one instance of it. This way you get the nice grouping of elements, and the flexibility to duplicate it if you ever need to.

  • Tom Hicks

    Awesome, love the fact that you guys actually listen to the people that use the app. So many others don’t! If only you could also sort out apps for banking and managing mobile contract online, I would be a very happy man.

  • adam rowe

    Can you make it easier to change the headers in the original template, at the moment if i wish to the change the header in the template i have to make a whole new one.

  • Noel

    I agree with Adam.

  • Ros Hodgekiss

    @adam rowe @noel – thank you so much for your feedback on this one, we’re certainly open to making this editable. In the interim, you will need to export the template, then add editable=”true” to the header image – but we’ll look into improving this in the future.

  • Joe

    don’t know if this is the best place for a feature request…

    i would like to disable “linktracking” per e-mail (and not per link)

    thanks in advance :)

  • Ros Hodgekiss

    Hi Joe – thanks for the request ;) I’ve noted this one down, but in the future, feel free to contact our team so we can contact you directly. All the best! :)

  • Ros Hodgekiss

    @Adam – just to let you know, we’ve now made it possible to add a link to the header image. Thank you so much for your feedback – its really been appreciated!

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