I'm finding it to be really inconvenient to code a template in CM.
How can I do the following:
1. Create new design from scratch
2. Write custom HTML
3. Click a button for a popup preview
HI Anthony, welcome to the forums! If you're planning to create a template from scratch, then you will need to use a 3rd-party HTML/text editor like Dreamweaver or Notepad to create your template as an HTML file, which can then be imported into the app. Here's a list of applications to help you get started.
You may also want to check out our template tags, if you haven't done so already.
Once you've got an HTML template happening, you can preview it in your browser, or alternately, import it into the Campaign Monitor and preview it there. If you're using our template builder, you can export the template code, tweak it in your editor, then re-import it into the app.
Thanks, Anthony - hope that clarifies things for you! :)