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Cant post it, internal thing for a huge company. Im just going to make the entire image a link, even though the copy for the actual link is small and takes only a small percentage of the image. Not much I can do, html emails are a pain in the ass.
Can you make a table with a bgimage and make it so a cell is directly over the part you want linked, and in that cell have a transparent gif with a the link wrapped around it?
It's an email, you have to do it in tables, and you should design it with this in mind.
I didnt design it. Building something handed off to me. Not ideal but shit happens.
Chop it up and put in tables - only way to do that in emails. bizarre I know.
Tables if done correctly will work across everything.
can't recall off the top of my head, but there are some bits of code, some inline, that will make it more cross platform. Cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 etc are a must, or gmail will throw a hissy fit!
...oh and yes.. tables or the whole image. Sorry bro
I originally set it up with tables, and there was issues with fonts being different sizes in places, some table layout issues.
For some reason in my Outlook 2013 Ill get everything looking perfect, then send an email test so someone else in O2013 and all of the fonts are smaller, layout issues. I dont get it so I just switched it to an image and put a link on the whole thing.
- fonts different sizes? thought it was a big image. it is a skill doing tables correctly as any old web person knows.fadein11
- that wasn't meant to sound shitty - there are various things you have to get right and it took time to learn to do it correctly is what i was sayingfadein11
- was saying... seems weird I used to spend all my time doing it then compared to how things are done nowfadein11
- I was suggesting chopping the image up into smaller images (as few as possible) and have your clickable area in a cell by itself.fadein11
anyway to slice the image up into cells in a table? i know. but it's email. shit sux.
Trying to avoid that slicing shit. Its a nightmare between different versions of outlook, pc, mac...
yeah, sounds better. slicing is a waste of time anyway. rarely works. is mobile a priority with this?
Well its possible some people may pull the email up on their phones.
Worst case I can just put the link on the entire image.