MailBuild Template issue with Gmail

Boy, I hate gmail at the moment.  In mailbuild, the Old School - Complex template does not come close to rendering correctly.

I'm not sure how it can.  According to the CSS Compatibility Chart, gmail does NOT allow for <style> elements in the head or the body, nor link elements.

Or even (the primary issue) does not support the css property background-image or background-repeat. 

The Old School - Complex template depends heavily on those two properties and it just does NOT work in gmail. 

Anybody have any suggestions other than using a different template?  I do like this template a lot, but gmail won't render even the little bit of css needed to look good (heck, even look readable) in gmail.

Mathew Mathew, 10 years ago

The trick with gmail is that you need to do all your CSS inline - a tool like this one can help you generate inline styles from your stylesheet.

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