Mar 7, 2011

Fancy New Header Designer

Update (3/4/15): This feature no longer exists, mostly because it was made obsolete by MailChimp’s new email designer.

If you’ve created a new template in MailChimp since our last update, you may have noticed our fancy new header designer. It was developed by one of our newer devs, Dustin, and adds tons of functionality and flexibility to the header design process. We’ve also revamped our stock header images gallery and have included categories to more closely reflect our industry list. Agriculture, Architecture, Consulting and Education, just to name a few.

header image categories

Things To Know

The revamped header designer is flash-based, so you’ll need to make sure that you have the latest version of Flash installed in order to use it. You also have the option to add multiple image layers within the designer. So if you want to use one of our stock backgrounds and then place your company logo or another image over it (PNG files with transparency work great), you can do that!

upload your logo

Also, creating and placing text is now drag-and-drop simple and you can add as many text boxes or image layers as your heart desires. Removing images or text assets you no longer want is as simple as clicking the little "x" in the item’s bounding box, and you can even change your background mid-stream without losing your work.

The more you tinker with the new designer, the more we think you’ll love it! Give it a try and leave a comment to let us know what you think.