A template is like your mailing's stationery or letterhead. It ensures your mailings are sent with a consistent, properly-branded look that renders well on different email programs and devices. Additionally, because a template is reusable, each template will greatly improve your efficiency when creating new mailings.
While there are lots of things that a non-designer can accomplish when working with a template in the Informz editor, having a designer create your templates is a best practice. Be sure that your designer understands that the HTML used for an email template can behave differently than the HTML used for a website. Create a case if you have any questions about the HTML in your template.
Template Designer versions
Just like with Mailing Designer 1 and Mailing Designer 2, it's important to understand there are two versions of Template Designer: Template Designer 1 (TD1) and Template Designer 2 (TD2). They both enable you to make your communications strategy more efficient by streamlining mailing creation. At its most basic, Template Designer 2 is simply a newer, more streamlined experience, and is the version all new clients to Higher Logic receive.
Refer to the section below appropriate for the designer your organization uses. Included are links to additional articles to learn more.
Learn more about TD1
Refer to this section of our knowledge base to learn more about creating and managing templates with TD1.
Learn more about TD2
The MD2 interface is shown below. Refer to this section of our knowledge base to learn more about creating and managing templates with TD2.