Add a Mailing List Subscription Widget to your Website

jmmlCustomers can now create a custom widget that is placed on their website which allows their visitors to sign up for their ConnectedView mailing list. The widget can be customized in several ways. You can select which fields should be shown, which list categories the subscribers should be added to and even the theme. The text of the button and of the header can be changed as well as the colors and text size for both. Below is a video tutorial that will show you how to create your own.

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Add Rotating Images to your Templates

Every where you go on the internet these day animated GIF’s seem to be taking over. GIF’s or Graphics Interchange Format are just simple 8 bit per pixel images but when they are animated they become even more powerful. They allow us to easily share clips from our favorite TV show or funny moments from pop culture with text captions all with a small file size. It’s because of this recent craze that we have decided to add this functionality to our template editor. Yes you heard me, you can now add rotating images to your email and social templates.

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What’s a New Season Without New Templates and New Colors!

FallTemplatesFall is almost upon us and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. To celebrate this upcoming change in the season we have put together some fall color palettes to help you with your seasonal email and social templates.  We have also released 10 new general templates to help give you even more options. To help you find them we have tagged them and a simple search of “Fall 2013” will reveal them to you.

For the fall color palettes below we have listed each color’s HEX code. This way you can simply copy and paste the code into our color picker in the template editor and you’ll be on your way to a fall themed template.

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Release Notes for Version 4.0

cv4_update2Today we released the latest version of our software, version 4.0. So we thought we would share with you the release notes and introduce some of the exciting new features that we have added. The three features we are highlighting in this post are rotating pictures, sliding blocks and the join my mailing list widget. All are available today. Below are descriptions of all three of these features.

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The Technical Side of ConnectedView Email Templates

Email_Diagram1Do you like building your own HTML email templates in a third party’s software like Dreamweaver or Notepad Plus Plus?

Or maybe your business just has an old email template that was created by an independent designer.

If so, you may have noticed that when you upload those templates into ConnectedView, some of the great functionality inside our HTML editor doesn’t always work the way it should. For example, our HTML editor allows you to reorganize your email template’s layout by dragging and dropping the individual layout blocks.  For this functionality to work, certain ID tags need to be included in the templates to help our editor recognize the different parts. So we figured we would take the time to share with you how we construct our template so that with a couple tweaks you can get the best experience with our software and your templates.

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An Opened Newsletter doesn’t Necessarily Mean a Read Newsletter

Web_Survey2Do you spend time each week, month or quarter putting together a newsletter to share with your customers?  If you put the time and effort into a newsletter, you want to make sure that it’s being read and, more importantly, that it’s encouraging your customers to take action. General statistics will show you who opened it and who clicked on what links, but, unless you are sitting next to them, it’s really hard to tell if they actually read any part of it, let alone the whole thing.  Just because they opened it, doesn’t mean they read it. Why not spend some time this summer asking your audience for some feedback?

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Looking for a fresh, new template? Look no further – introducing 50 new email templates!

Summer Templates

Our designers have been hard at work and we’re excited to announce that they’ve come up with 50 new templates.  From invitations to thank you messages to seasonal and holiday designs, we’ve got you covered.  If you have a ConnectedView account, you can access them immediately in the template library.  Want to know which ones are new?  Simply do a search for “Summer 2013” and we’ll show you all 50.

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