Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
This week I did something I never thought I’d end up doing in my career, I customized HTML code in an email. Sure, for some people that sounds easy. Many actually say that HTML is the easiest coding language you can learn. I’m sure that’s true and I’m not going to debate about it. But coding is not my craft and I’ve never even taken a single class that involved any sort of coding.
Working at a small company
There are so many perks about working at a small company and one of them is the ability to wear many hats.👒 🎩We had a big email send this week and I wanted it to be great. I wanted to take it up a notch looks wise. I didn’t know how I was going to do it but I knew I would.
The F12 button
Have any of you ever pressed the f12 button on your computer/laptop by mistake? I have and every time it happened I would freak out and think I broke the webpage! Coding to a non-coder looks scary. After all, it’s a whole other language! After many mistaken f12 taps, I realized that it pulled up the code that was behind the visuals of that webpage. Okayyyy, that’s kind of cool…. Enough about the friggin’ button Jazmin!
Fast forward. The f12 button gets you the source code. So, if I can view an email in a browser and hit f12 it should theoretically give me the entire email code, right? You don’t know until you try!
Am I a thief? Sorry Mom!
After looking for email templates on a website that sells them, I came across one that looked pretty awesome!
*Hits f12 with zero fear!*
I should mention that at this point I did have minimal experience with editing very simple templates from litmus but I’m talking editing color codes and font types. A couple minutes later, I’ve get the exact same email in my email marketing system and I’m digging into the code to see what I want to keep, change or remove! I’m doing something new and challenging, something I never thought I’d do.
You get the point. Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and dip your toes in unknown waters. The worst that can happen is you won’t grasp it, but what’s there to lose in that if you didn’t get it to begin with? 🤔