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  #1708304 23-Jan-2017 20:47
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1) Make a big brochure or catalog as one image.


2) Cut it up into smaller images or Tiles


3) Make a table in an email


4) Insert the images into each table cell in the correct order
Set table border and margins to 0px thickness


5) Click on each image and add a hyperlink to wherever you want to send it.





That is one way I used to do it. But probably wouldn't want to use tables these days, as they won't be mobile friendly. With mailchimp, you can divide up images into columns/cells. eg 3x9 arrangement. So on a small screen each cell should appear  as vertical list as images eg on a 1x27 arrangement. With tables, it won't do this, so unless you zoom on, you won't be able to clearly see the images clearly.

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  #1708764 24-Jan-2017 15:01

Ha, funny.


It's all built with HTML. PB does just about everything in-house, so we have tools to map the eDMs and generate the code + tags. Pretty basic stuff. :)


Also have a tool to generate (almost) a whole eDM from a list of products, see: Night Markets on Thursdays. Doesn't look as pretty as the ones our designers whip up in photoshop, but it does have multiple free-type fields for me to...exercise creative freedom in.

Product Manager @ PB Tech


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  #1708796 24-Jan-2017 15:43
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yitz: In general you will need a graphics editor which supports an "image map" feature that slices images and generates the HTML for web.


In the good (read:bad) old days an imagemap was one big image with associated code mapping out the x,y coordinates of clickable regions with associated links, not lots of smaller ones.


Like the old Xtra homepage in the dialup days (see ) - because what works better for navigation on dialup than an enormous image you have to wait to load before you can see anything?


edit: just looked at it, new users is at the bottom, which would have loaded last. genius.


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  #1708799 24-Jan-2017 15:44
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Mailchimp does pictures with HTML links embedded in them.  I have my template set up to do that.


Anything I can do in HTML, anyone can.


A Mailchimp generated email is normally easy to spot as it  has "Mailchimp" somewhere in the footer.


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  #1709162 25-Jan-2017 08:53
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A Mailchimp generated email is normally easy to spot as it  has "Mailchimp" somewhere in the footer.



The free Mailchimp accounts add a Mailchimp logo in the footer but I think you can opt out of that if you're paying.

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