The initial version of Blocks Edit we released was in a private beta. It had a dashboard of email templates and their corresponding emails, the ability to invite other people, and the core editing capability of making changes to text areas in a template.
Based on initial feedback, the first wave of updates built on the essentials and added some important functionality. Here are highlights of what was released in conjunction with the public launch:
Duplicating and reordering regions
Added functionality for highlighted editable areas to copy and rearrange them. More info in dev docs →
When uploading a new image to replace a current one, there is now the option to crop and resize it.
Setting specific text lengths
Character count minimum/maximum can be set for individual text elements. More info in dev docs →
Indication that someone is currently making changes
When someone goes in to makes an update, it now locks others out of that email from possibly overwriting each other's work. If someone is viewing the email and edits are made, they are notified that there are new updates.
Test email sending
Besides being able to share a link to an email being worked on, you can now send it as a test email to someone as well, who woulda thunk it?
Other updates worth mentioning
- A preview of original source template and its editing options
- Alt text field for images, and optional alias field for links
- Collapsing emails from a template for a cleaner view of the dashboard
- Option to remove links from linked items
And we've got more to come as we're working on some great stuff for the next major release!
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