Pinpointe - Release 56 (May 2022) - Overview

Release 56 adds improved features to its Drag & Drop Campaign Builder 


Release 56 adds Improved features to its Drag & Drop Campaign Builder

A few of the major improvements are:


  • Content and blocks can now be restricted to “Read Only” by the Account Owner. 


  • Background images can now be included in the email design (some Outlook limitations).


  • A user’s default account footer is now rendered in the Previewer (Email On Acid application).


  • Numerous other improvements in rendering in various email clients (inboxes). 


Improvements

  • [PINPOINTE-2104] - Builder: Read-Only Mode for Account Owner

  • [PINPOINTE-1943] - Rendering: Horizontal "line" appearing in email and inbox with Outlook

  • [PINPOINTE-1742] - Builder: Add 'Module Height' property; set default module height when an image is set to the inbox background image

  • [PINPOINTE-1293] - Builder + Editor: Incorporate default account footer when doing a preview (EOA)

  • [PINPOINTE-2175] - Builder: Set default text+title color to Black (#000000)

  • [PINPOINTE-2205] - Builder: Text font-size in single column on Android-Gmail devices now works correctly


Bug Fixes

  • [PINPOINTE-1557] - Builder: When using a two-column block, problem with added space at top and / or bottom

  • [PINPOINTE-2135] - Builder: Strikethrough text does not maintain upon save, exit, re-edit

  • [PINPOINTE-1513] - Builder: Social Icons Lose Formatting Upon Save, Exit, then re-edit social icons



Detail Review 


Improvements


[PINPOINTE-2104] - Builder: Read-Only Mode for Account Owner

Account owners can now set primary content blocks or elements within a primary block to read-only status (see Fig 1 below). This means that account owners can prevent subusers from editing the content or style of those blocks/ elements designated as read-only. See Fig 2 below.

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[PINPOINTE-1943] - Builder: Horizontal "line" appearing in email and inbox with Outlook

This is a known “bug” with Outlook (older versions) where the Outlook email client app renders a one pixel horizontal line that appears as a spacer between certain top-level blocks of content. Eliminating this line in all situations has proven problematic for email developers and email service providers. The line usually appears as a default light gray which causes it to be much more noticeable with darker colored content. Pinpointe’s solution to minimize the visual effect of this line is to have the line render as the same color as the inbox background color as selected in the Builder. For example, Fig 1 below is a Builder template with a body background of white and a light gray inbox background as rendered in Outlook Office 365 on a Windows 10 OS.


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Here is the same campaign where the inbox background is white, matching the body of the template. See Fig 2 below.


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Making the body of the template the same color as the inbox background thus eliminates the issue. 

It should also be noted that this problem with Outlook appears to be fixed with Microsoft’s newer cloud-based Office 365 versions of the email application, though adoption to newer versions of software usually takes the user base a varied amount of time to adopt. 


[PINPOINTE-1742] - Builder: Add 'Module Height' property; set default module height when an image is set to the inbox background image

When selecting an image as the inbox background for a parent block, the Builder will now increase the block’s height to a set value dependent on the image’s native dimensions within the user’s files & images resource folder. The Builder maintains the correct proportions, which means an image whose height is substantially more than its width could be cropped at the top and bottom. 


Show below in Fig 1 is an image of the Eiffel Tower as it exists in the files & images resource folder:


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Shown below in Fig 2 is a block whose inbox background image has been set to this image:

As can be seen, the Builder has maintained the correct proportions but has cropped the top and bottom of the image. 


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Using the new Block Height tool (see Fig 3 below) , a user can set a maximum height of a block up to 1000 pixels. After using the tool to set the block height to the maximum, this is the result:


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As can be seen, setting the block height to the max setting in this specific scenario results in almost the entire image being utilized, a substantial improvement over the old default setting. See Fig 4 below.


Fig 4


[PINPOINTE-1293] - Builder + Editor: Incorporate default account footer when doing a preview (EOA)

The Builder (and WYSIWYG Editor) will now incorporate a user’s default footer code when viewing a template in the Previewer (Email On Acid). Please note this only applies to those users who have added the requisite html code in the Account Settings section to create a default footer, which is optional.

See Fig 1 below of an example of the optional default footer as rendered in the Previewer.


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[PINPOINTE-2175] - Builder: DND Set default text+title color to Black (#000000)

The default text and title color in the Builder has now been set to true black. 


[PINPOINTE-2205] - Builder: Text font-size in single column on Android-Gmail devices now works correctly

The Builder now consistently renders the font size of text in one, two and three-column template blocks in Gmail on Android devices.  See Fig 1 below.


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Bug Fixes


[PINPOINTE-1557] - Builder: When using a two-column block, problem with added space at top and / or bottom

This issue has been resolved.


Older versions of Outlook (2106, 2019 and Outlook Office 365) on Windows 10 OS devices would inconsistently render two and three column block heights where the content of one column was different than the other(s), and where the user would use a spacer to equalize the heights of the blocks. Note: this difference in rendered block height is only apparent when the body background color of the columns are not the same. 

See Fig 1 below for an example as constructed in the Builder:

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As rendered now in the Outlook 2016, 2019 and Outlook Office 365 on windows 10 OS (see Fig 2 below for Outlook Office 365 example):


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[PINPOINTE-2135] - Builder: Strikethrough text does not maintain upon save, exit, re-edit

This issue has been fixed. 


[PINPOINTE-1513] - Builder: Social Icons Lose Formatting Upon Save, Exit, then re-edit social icons

This problem has been resolved.








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