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richcodesign
07-20-2009, 10:32 AM
I know its not good practice to set up web pages in tables, and i would never - first of all because i have only ever used divs. and css, second of all i don't know how to use a table for layout.

I am setting up an email shot campaign for my company and have to only use tables NO CSS!

I need to know how to make a linked image that is inserted into a table field not show up with a blue border around it.
I have tried to assign a "no boarder" and "bordercolour" like below, but when emailed to PCs it still shows up (but does not show the blue boarder on my mac mail).

<td width="278" bordercolor="#FFFFFF"><a href=""><img src="file:///Macintosh HD/Images for web/sl_image.jpg" width="278" height="276" border="0"></a></td>


Any help would go down great!

domedia
07-20-2009, 04:40 PM
I am setting up an email shot campaign for my company and have to only use tables NO CSS!
This is how all designed HTML email are done.

I need to know how to make a linked image that is inserted into a table field not show up with a blue border around it.
I have tried to assign a "no boarder" and "bordercolour" like below, but when emailed to PCs it still shows up (but does not show the blue boarder on my mac mail).

<td width="278" bordercolor="#FFFFFF"><a href=""><img src="file:///Macintosh HD/Images for web/sl_image.jpg" width="278" height="276" border="0"></a></td>


Any help would go down great!

If you set border="0" there should be no border on the image. Double check the source code.

d a v e
07-20-2009, 07:10 PM
i thought you could use inline styles? or am i mistaken??

MagicPower
07-20-2009, 09:49 PM
This is how all designed HTML email are done.

i have come across free scripts designed with Form Labels.

DWcourse
07-20-2009, 10:10 PM
Are you sure that adding the border="0" attribute to the image tag doesn't work?

edbr
07-21-2009, 02:01 AM
yes you can use inline styling.
basically the styles in the head will be stripped out. so if you put styles in the body it will work and you dont have to use tables then

richcodesign
07-21-2009, 07:36 AM
Are you sure that adding the border="0" attribute to the image tag doesn't work?

No that does not work.

Because i have to cut and paste the code from dreamweaver into our email shot software - i can only use tables, as it is very basic email program.
Anything out of the table section gets removed!

DWcourse
07-21-2009, 01:45 PM
Maybe it's time to invest in a better program for sending html emails.

richcodesign
07-21-2009, 03:44 PM
Yeah i know, but it comes with our web package and is free.

Thanks for all the help!

DWcourse
07-21-2009, 04:16 PM
<rant>

I assume a company would be sending out an email in an attempt to generate business.

Why on earth would they invest employee time (that equals money to me) to produce a non-professional product just because the service is free? Especially when there are a lot of very affordable alternatives that can produce professional looking email campaigns, manage and track them and probably eat up less employee time in the long run.

</rant>

domedia
07-21-2009, 05:08 PM
http://www.mailchimp.com
http://www.streamsend.com
http://www.constantcontact.com
http://www.verticalresponse.com

These all deliver very professional services

Corrosive
07-21-2009, 05:09 PM
http://www.mailchimp.com
http://www.streamsend.com
http://www.constantcontact.com
http://www.verticalresponse.com

These all deliver very professional services

Mail Chimp. All day long :)

domedia
07-21-2009, 05:12 PM
yes you can use inline styling.
basically the styles in the head will be stripped out. so if you put styles in the body it will work and you dont have to use tables then
Make sure you also know which CSS properties are supported in web clients.
http://www.campaignmonitor.com/css/