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We are very pleased to share this post with the newest features, fixes and enhancements to the Zulu eDM Campaign platform.
The new screens and navigation replace the original screens using Google’s Material design concepts and components. This is consistent with our two newest products, Trusted Email Sender and Channel Visibility.
Our aim is to reduce the time spent coordinating content marketing tasks if you are managing a web site, social media, campaigns, email compliance as well as broader sales support material.
The first thing you may notice is the new login screen, we have reintroduced automated password retrieval and the time lapse full screen video background is Kuala Lumper, Malaysia. We know it gets hectic when campaigns are due, so a calming video was in order.
Design Like An Expert, No Coding Skill Necessary
The DragNDrop template builder now renders in the Full Screen View by default. That gives you more space to oversee your template, with no scrollbars unless you are building ‘War and Peace’.
Responsive Preview is no longer limited to screens over 1460px. The option appears next to the Full Screen Toggle Icon in the top tool bar.
Developer Control & Boundless Design
Developers love control and designers love boundless creativity, unfortunately email doesn’t like either. Email has more technical restrictions than any other communication medium. So how do you answer the challenge of having as much control and flexibility as possible, but not over complicate the DragNDrop simplicity?
We think we have solved the puzzle and that’s with the HTML ‘Magic’ button that converts a DragNDrop template into boundless free form HTML for the most minute detail.
When you arrive at the next screen, you will see we have put a high contrast skin over the HTML Only editor with a new search and replace feature, full screen option and more real estate to work in comfort.
Performance Shuffling Makes Room
The new Performance tab has helped to make some room for a consolidated subscriber database too lset. This will include existing search, rapid editing of subscriber segments, easier SPAM and Privacy related actions and opt-in management functions.
The most obvious Dashboard enhancement is the 4 Quick cards. They help you speed up key tasks. if you look at the second tab in that section you will see a new option called Performance. Essentially this is where we provide key decision making analytics.
The dashboard is where the campaign lists are managed, searched and accessed. “Draft Campaigns” are back in the Dashboard so it’s one click to get under way again.
Show Us Your ID
Thank you for the valuable feedback, we have listened, and you will be seeing campaign ID’s, template ID’s etc making their way into the user interface.
Pass The Salt & Pepper Please
With the number of developments being done by partners, we would love you to fork our code on GitHub or create your own Zulu eDM repository and link us in. We will reciprocate.
PHP examples are on GitHub however, more are welcome and so too dotNET, NodeJS and any other language you may have used. Sharing the love is important to help other developers add some salt and pepper to their recipes.