We recently added rounded corners to MailChimp’s built-in email template designer. It’s a subtle upgrade, but it can make a big visual impact. Anywhere you see settings for “border” you can make it rounded:
You can edit the thickness and the color of all borders (note we’ve also added dashed, dotted and more). Here’s a template with a small 5 pixel border:
and here’s what it looks like with a border of 15:
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Whenever you set your rounded corners, MailChimp automatically generates the corner graphic for you, and anti-aliases it with the adjoining background color to soften its edges. That means no jagged edges, and all the radii are perfectly round.
For example, I added a rounded corner to my email’s body (do this under default-text settings), and it grabbed the color from the footer to “fill the gap” and make a seamless transition:
Rounded corners aren’t available in all parts of the templates yet (due to the modular construction of our layouts), so it may take a little creativity to achieve the perfect “Web2.0 look” (sorry, I couldn’t resist saying that). But look for more updates to come soon, making rounded corners even easier to use.
For now, you can use a little creativity to build some elegant looking templates, like:
In case you missed it, that’s a blatant copy of Apple’s emails, just so you can see that it can be done.
Or, you can make some coupon emails like: