why don't you allow valid html? arpreach doesn't even include an opening html and body tag.
when adding your own, it removes them.
this is important for deliverability and rendering across all devices.
before anybunny questions the deliverability aspect, realize i'm good friends with the heads of deliverability for some of the top esps in the world among other things. just so you know.
not the end of the world on that front but still good to have. rendering is huge.
please provide valid html, access, or give us the ability to add our own.
Tests with the latest TinyMCE (version 4) show no difference in the way this editor rewrites HTML.
We continue our search for a quality editor that maintains the code intact without "validating" (as they call it).
It can be emailed as an attached to office AT arpreach.com if that is easier.
Been working an email designer today and we've discovered the only way to keep an email responsive is to paste the entire finished code into the empty editor box from an external editor.
Changing even one tiny thing inside the editor causes the code to change, changing hyperlink colours, responsiveness, etc.
MailChimp doesn't do this. My designer hypothesises it's because the editor is older than the latest html capability. Is there any plan to upgrade the editor at any point? If MailChimp can offer it, clearly the technology is available.
TinyMCE to stop destroying valid html code, I wish they would just put in something else entirely or give the option to a better one. If the editor destroys valid html, it is clearly not the best nor nearly the best.
Re-reading this thread...
if I do not use the visual editor, but merely paste in my code then hit "preview" do you think I'll get what I expect?
Is it the visual editor that's messing up the rendering?
I've noticed some weird stuff happening and things moving around, fonts changing and whatnot, if I simply click while the visual editor is open.
Yes, that option was available a few years back. I remember it. But none of the quality HTML editors seem to offer it any more and we have researched this exhaustively.
arpReach allows you to add your own HTML that will not be modified. Simply paste it into the textarea box instead of switching to the WYSIWYG editor. This is the reason we set the non-WYSIWYG option as the default. You can then create HTML in any external editor, paste it in and hit the save button.
So arpReach offers the best of both worlds, simply paste in your pre-written HTML code and it will be used completely as-is or use the built-in WYSIWYG HTML editor if you prefer.
For those needing a fully-featured, free HTML editor that you can use to create great-looking HTML emails, check out Kompozer.
A lot of TinyMCE users will welcome this knowledge because no-one seems to know what it is.
As mentioned, we did already research this very thoroughly. Some other email marketing solutions do offer cut-down HTML editors but we wanted to add a fully-featured HTML editor to arpReach and that limits the choice.
When we researched the market. the two biggest and most commonly found HTML editors (TinyMCE and FCKEditor) were found to interact with the browser to "improve" the HTML code. We eventually choose to implement TinyMCE because this had been used for many years in AutoResponse Plus (ARP3) and no-one had ever requested anything different.
the only problem is that it doesn't fix html for us, it deletes it completely.
thanks. i'm talking to a programmer right now about fixing it, but i'll also ask them what editor they would recommend.
p.s. what no-one knows can hurt them