Add a border, background color, or transparent color

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Miguel Panayotty
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Add a border to an entire email

 

1. Click on the Stylesheet tab from the edit content panel

 

2. Click Backgrounds

 

3. Click Email Container

 

4. Click Border. Fill in details for border width, style and color

  • Border Width: Enter a width in pixels (e.g, 5px). This creates the border thickness.
  • Border Style: Select an option such as dashed, dotted, or solid.
  • Border Color: Enter your color code or select a color with the color picker tool.

 

 

Add a border around a specific block

 

1. In your design, drag a Container block to your design

 

2. Drag and drop blocks into the container

The Container will act as a 'wrap' around all the blocks that make up your design.

 

3. Click on the container in your design

4. Click on the container's Styles tab

 

5. Click Block Container

 

6. Fill in details for border width, style and color

  • Border Width: Enter a width in pixels (e.g, 4px). This creates the border thickness.
  • Border Style: Select an option such as dashed, dotted, or solid.
  • Border Color: Enter your color code or select a color with the color picker tool.

 

 

Add a background color

 

1. Click on the Stylesheet tab

 

2. Click Backgrounds

 

3. Click Body

 

4. Update the Background color

Enter your color hex value or select a color

 

Flow background across design

Using the Global Styles you can adjust your background body so that your design floats in the center. In other words, the background color would flow to fill the whole space behind the design.

1. Select Body <body>

2. Update the Background color to the same color as your Container Background color

 

 

 

Set a transparent color

Typical use cases for transparent colors in designs include:

  • With background images: Set a transparent background color so that your background image can be seen through a color band.
  • With fonts: Set your font color to transparent to hide the font.

Transparent colors have great support across most email clients. Outlook PC does not support transparent colors well. If there are email clients that do not support the feature, the email client will show an opaque solid color instead of a transparent one.

 

1. Open your design

2. Click on the block you would like to edit colors for (text, image or container).

3. Select the Styles tab.

4. Select any element where there is a color option, such as the container or font.

5. Set the color to transparent by selecting the transparency box.

 

You can follow those same steps to set transparency globally under the email's stylesheet. Click on the Stylesheet tab from the edit content panel (left side of the editor).