Drag and drop email editor settings
With global style settings, you can personalize the look of your email campaigns and Canvases. You can add and customize a default theme for your drag and drop editor. This includes editing your styles for email titles, text, buttons, and more.
To edit your global style settings, go to the Manage Settings page and select the Email Settings tab. Select Drag & Drop Email Editor Settings.
Updates made to the global style settings will apply to all future email campaigns and Canvases.
For Basic Styling, you can set your default email and content background colors for your email campaigns and Canvases. You can also select a default font, add a custom font, and edit link colors.
With custom fonts, you can manually add a web font for branding consistency across various email platforms. You can add one custom font per section.
To add a custom font:
- Click Add a custom font below the Default Font Name of the styling section.
- Enter the font’s name and source file URL. This source file URL must point to a style sheet like a CSS file. For the Font Name field, enter the same font name as your custom font source file. Ensure that the name is capitalized and spaced correctly. Enter the corresponding Font URL.
- Check that the preview shows your custom font before saving.
- Click Save to use the custom font as your default email font.
Gmail does not support custom fonts, so your custom font may display as a default system font. For other email platforms, check that your custom font displays correctly prior to sending your email messaging.
To use alternative custom fonts in your email campaigns, you have the option to create an email template or Content Blocks. Be sure to check that your font choice is still web-safe and supported on your email platforms.
Fallback fonts are used for the title, header, and body text when your default font choice isn’t supported by the inbox provider or operating system. By default, Braze automatically sets Arial as a fallback font when global style settings are saved. You also have the option of adding serif or sans serif as options for your default font family.
You can add up to 17 fallback fonts. The first fallback font selected will be the one attempted first. The fallback font will only be applied for newly created templates, email campaigns, and Canvas components. The fallback font isn’t automatically set for messages that were created before the fallbak font was specified. We highly recommend selecting fallback fonts that are similar to your email messaging to maintain consistency across your branding.
Here, you can adjust the styles of your email titles by editing the font size, font color, and text alignment. This applies to the main header and secondary header.
Optionally, you can override the default style of your Drag & Drop Editor theme. Click Override default style to apply your choice of title styling. This can include setting a different font and link color.
To set a default paragraph style, go to the Paragraph Styling, enter the Font Size and select Font Color to choose a font color. You can also adjust the block styling for the body text by editing the Padding Top, Padding Right, Padding Bottom, and Padding Left values. This will apply to the spacing around all four areas surrounding the paragraph block.
When adding lists to your messaging, the List Styling section creates the consistency in how your lists are styled. This incudes details like font size, font color, line weight, alignment, text direction, list item spacing and indentation.
Here, you can also set the List Type to be either numbered or bulleted. The List Style Type provides additional customization for the style of your lists. For example, you can set the list types to always be bulleted, and for each bullet to be a square.
In the Button Styling section, you can edit the following default styles for the button:
- Background color
- Font size
- Font color
- Border radius
- Border color
- Border weight
- Button padding
As with all other styling sections, you can adjust the block styling by editing the Padding Top, Padding Right, Padding Bottom, and Padding Left values.
After editing the styles in the Drag & Drop Email editor, click Save. To further customize your email campaigns and Canvases, check out how you can incorporate Drag & Drop Editor blocks.