The Best Free Web Editors

Written by Eric McArdle

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Now, you can use a WYSIWYG editor, but they tend to screw up your code. Anyways, learning how to write your website's code will save you time when you need to make changes because you're familiar with your code and know what to change.

These webpage editors aren't mandatory in order to build a website, but they should be seriously considered if you're looking to write valid web coding!

Eric McArdle is the publisher of the TrafficaZine Online Marketing Newsletter which is a publication designed to assist the online marketing and/or web designing entrepreneur with the basic tools and resources that will greatly assist them in taking further steps into bettering their online business.

It's Ugly! and Other Reasons Not to Send HTML

Written by Jessica Albon

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...................................... Is it ugly? ...................................... Designing HTML newsletters isn't nearly as easy as designing a website. For one,repparttar 118037 space you have to play with is a lot smaller. For another, readability is crucial. There are a thousand little elements that go into making a newsletter readable and it'd be impossible for me to cover them all here.

Line length needs to be optimal (40-60 characters). Contrast needs to be just right. Fonts need to be large enough (but not too large). If you don't haverepparttar 118038 budget for a professional designer (yes, I know this is self serving, but it's true), you need to stick with plain text.

...................................... Isrepparttar 118039 content a good fit for HTML? ...................................... I get a lot of email from people interested in having me create their HTML email newsletter template. And to at least half of them, I recommend they stick with plain text for their newsletters.

Why? Because their content makes more sense in plain text than HTML. If you write one long (long) article, plain text makes more sense. If you write lots of articles, HTML is a better choice. If you have more than three or four sections, HTML will probably be easier to navigate. For under three sections (including ads, articles, and about us sections), stick with plain text.

By asking yourself these five questions before you start an HTML option, you'll have much happier readers, and you'll ensurerepparttar 118040 extra time and expense make sense for your plans.

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