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    Senior Member whippetkid's Avatar
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    Hi I have created a template layout for coding as an HTML e-mail, I am not used to slicing up photoshop documents and am having problems defining the area for images/wrap around text. I have attached a screenshot to give you an idea, but when I sliced the main area including where the text and image will go no problem; however after I defined the area for an image and export it has been broken down into small slices all around the image with no way of text wrapping round the image.

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    Can you post your code? That would make it easier to see what's happening.

    It's awfully hard to tell from the image but it looks like you are using images of the text rather than actual text? Photoshop slices things really badly - save the images you need and ditch the rest.

    That said, here are some hints:
    1. Tables are necessary for the layout and nesting is usually better than trying to adjust margins and padding for cells.
    2. Keep your CSS inline, below the <body> tag, not in the <head>, and don't use shorthand, even for colors.
    3. Use absolute links to the images you want, which should reside on your server. This keeps the e-mail lighter and can possibly help get around recipient clients which may block the images.

    Here's a link to a much more detailed article on HTML e-mails.

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    Senior Member whippetkid's Avatar
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    I wil give that a go...Thankyou

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    What Mare said. Email clients are about 10 years behind the rest of the planet when it comes to HTML interpretation, so you basically have to keep everything inline and be as explicit as possible about what you want. If you want a white background, be sure to code that inline. Your layout will have to be tabular for the most part, although you can use divs sparingly. And try to keep image use to a minimum...Mare is right about the absolute image paths, but not quite about the blocking...you won't get around it no matter what you do because of the idiots that used to embed (and probably still do) image tracking code in HTML emails.
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