The idea behind the Email Template Guide was to create a tool that would simplify our process to develop, debug and build our email templates.
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Introducing the Email Template Guide
At De Voorhoede we are a big fans of automation. Whenever we are sure that the task we plan to do can be more effectively be done by a machine, we will try to automate it. For this reason we created for example our front-end-guide and based on the front-end-guide we created this nifty tool called the Email Template Guide.
How Did We Do It?
Like our front-end-guide we built the Email Template Guide on top of Gulp. We created a front end, where you can preview the different templates that you created based on your modules. These modules are nothing more than HTML with some Nunjucks syntax. You can also check your CSS styles before they get inlined.
And because we would like to make your day even more productive, we have implemented functionality to select one or more of your templates and send them to test. You have the option to send the selected template(s) to a specified email address via nodemailer or send them via Gulp to your Litmus account.
Tell Me More...
This tool was based on other open source projects. So it would only make sense that we also made it available to everyone. You can find the project on our Github.
If you want to know more about how to use the project, jump to our github repository and feel free to fork and/or give suggestions. Also make sure you read our docs section.
We already have some ideas for improvements on more stuff that would make this tool better but you can add yours to the issues list if you wish.