If you want to create or edit clean html emails and send them out with SendBlaster, be sure to choose the correct web authoring tools. For example, it is not a good idea to use word processors like MS Word. Emails may look good for your eyes but the output will be poorly formatted and incompatible with different email clients. This is the reason why you should opt for a good HTML email editor!
Most popular ones are Adobe Dreamweaver (our favorite!) and Microsoft Front Page (now Expression Web). Besides these paid softwares, there are a number of free open source alternatives that can help you even if you have no HTML knowledge. At no cost!
The following is a list of 100% free WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML email editors with a pretty good reputation.
Check out these free alternatives:
Code Based WYSIWYG Editors
CKEditor is a text editor to be used inside web pages. It’s a WYSIWYG editor, which means that the text being edited on it looks as similar as possible to the results users have when publishing it. It brings to the web common editing features found on desktop editing applications like Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.
Free Software Desktop WYSIWYG Editors
PageBreeze is an award-winning HTML Editor which has both visual (WYSIWYG) and HTML tag/source modes. PageBreeze Free HTML Editor’s design emphasizes simplicity and ease-of-use.
Trellian is perfect for the beginner webmaster, yet also allows advanced programmers to edit the raw HTML code. Trellian WebPage allows you to create your own web pages without having to learn complex scripting languages. WYSIWYG interface makes editing pages as easy as using your favorite word processor.
CoffeeCup is one of the most popular free HTML editor software. The CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor is a full-featured Web design system. With built-in FTP uploading, wizards for tables, frames, fonts, and more, and 100% valid code output, it’s a great tool for anyone who wants to design their own Website.
KompoZer is a complete Web Authoring System that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing capabilities found in Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe DreamWeaver and other high end programs.
Kompozer is super-fast, and very reliable, in part because it is based on Gecko, the layout engine from Mozilla.
When you have finished, save your work and import it into SendBlaster. It’s easier than you think, simply open SendBlaster, go to the “Send” panel and choose “Open – Import HTML from external file”. That’s it!
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If you want to learn more, check this interesting comparison of 30+ HTML editors.