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8:55 am on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hey I was hoping someone can help me! Can and is it ok to use a package like photoshop to design email newsletters and web pages? In particular I have just bought photoshop but I dont have any other design software so is it ok to design a email newsletter using photoshop?
9:03 am on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well, you could design your newsletter using photoshop, and it can definitely be a tool to help you design your newsletter.

Newsletters containing only graphics have a few dissadvantages:

They're large in file size.

They might trigger spam filters (a lot of spammers use graphic only emails to try to get around spam filters).

They're hard and time consuming to update.

They don't look professional.

If you have access to a product like Frontpage or Dreamweaver, these will make it very easy for you to design a newsletter using html and graphics - which will look great.

It might also be worth considering sending out a text only newsletter - these are easier to create, more people will read them and, depending on your market, have higher conversion rates.

Hope that helps.

12:08 pm on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You can use image ready to splice images and to make simple html. Like said above you probably want a WYSIWYG editor like dreamweaver or frontpage to do it right.
2:13 pm on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, how much would these packages be to buy? approx?

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2:14 pm on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Dreamweaver is around $400 (American). But head on over to the Macromedia site - they'll let you try it free for a month.
2:41 pm on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Than alot i'll try it out! So would I be able to design newsletters etc for a month and save them?
2:55 pm on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Never tried the evaluation version, but I should think so. The Flash trial version is fully operational (for 30 days). Try it - I'm pretty sure you can do everything you can in the full version.
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Cheers for all your help!