Well, don't use "magic tables" with colspan and rowspan attributes. Those issues are known and can only be eliminated by properly creating nested tables or using inline CSS styles to define placment of elements. Sorry to say so, but the lazy man's way of using the atrocious Photoshop code is simply of no use in such cases. It's hoplessly outdated.
Thanks for being so nice... I recently started learning Web Design and I took a 3-day course to get some know-how. The certified instructer specifically told me when creating email newsletters to go about it the way that I did. (The old school way) I might of made some beginners mistakes - that's how I'm learning. Thanks
I think your instructor was telling you to use INLINE CSS styles or tables for HTML emails & newsletters which is "old school" in order to support the widest number of email clients - not just Outlook. But the use of exported code from Photoshop, Image Ready or any other graphics app for that matter is NOT the way to build for the web. It's marginally acceptable for quick prototypes but it's not acceptable for real sites or HTML emails.
Use graphics apps to make, slice and save your web images. Use DW to write the HTML code.
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Nancy, could the CSS code be the reason why my dreamweaver emails are converting to an attachment when received in MS Outlook, with the word archived and a random number included? These same emails show fine on my phone and MS inbox at work. But at home, not so much.
I would appreciate anything you could share.
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CSS doesn't control whether an email is sent as an attachment or as a standard html email. Nothing in DW could cause that. That type of functionality would be either the email client or the server.
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