When you compose a new email in Gmail, you have two options: plain text and rich text. But you can’t really write native HTML code there.
If you want to send out a HTML email, you can do as follows:
- Build the html page in Dreamweaver, Frontpage or any of your favorite editor
- Upload to a web server so you can view it in your browser
- In your browser, use Ctrl-A (windows) to select all, then Ctrl-C to copy everything
- In gmail browser, click on “Compose Mail”, make sure “rich text” is selected, then use Ctrl-V to paste. Tah-Dah, you have the html email right in your compose box!