HTML and CSS Reference
appears in the center of Figure 4.23. Instead of a typical toolbar, Constant
Contact provides a tool palette in the let sidebar. At the bottom of that palette,
the button that activates HTML editing mode is circled.
HTML editing mode exposes the HTML source of your email. Like most
generated HTML, the code is a bit dense. It includes Constant Contact's
special tags for inserting the recipient's name and other mail-merge features.
To work with the HTML, it is useful to copy the source code into a dedicated
HTML editor and then paste it back into Constant Contact when done. It
is also useful to download Constant Contact's Code View Users Guide and
become familiar with its special tags and features. Figure 4.24 shows HTML
editing mode in action.
Figure 4.24: Using HTML Code View mode of Constant Contact's editor
In addition to allowing you to directly edit the HTML source code of an
email message, Constant Contact lets you directly edit the CSS style sheet
that controls the presentation of the email message. he style sheet contains
many predeined CSS classes speciic to the template chosen for the message.
hese classes can be modiied and added to as required. Figure 4.25 shows
the CSS style sheet editor with the classes deined for Constant Contact's