Edit

Your shopping basket

You have no items in your basket

You are not signed in

What would you like to do?

Hello !

You are signed in. What would you like to do?

designer and developer
designer and developer
  • CSS Inliner - App window showing CSS file ready to inline into selected HTML file

    CSS Inliner

    App window showing CSS file ready to inline into selected HTML file

    Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

    CSS Inliner

    App window showing CSS file ready to inline into selected HTML file

  • CSS Inliner - CSS file contents for inlining into selected HTML files

    CSS Inliner

    CSS file contents for inlining into selected HTML files

    Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

    CSS Inliner

    CSS file contents for inlining into selected HTML files

  • CSS Inliner - HTML file before inlining selected CSS file

    CSS Inliner

    HTML file before inlining selected CSS file

    Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

    CSS Inliner

    HTML file before inlining selected CSS file

  • CSS Inliner - HTML file after inlining selected CSS file

    CSS Inliner

    HTML file after inlining selected CSS file

    Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

    CSS Inliner

    HTML file after inlining selected CSS file

Last updated May 2020

CSS Inliner

CSS Inliner merges CSS rules to matching tags found in HTML files. The process is generally called CSS inlining, and it's a required step when producing richly formatted email. CSS Inliner extends your iterative design workflow from HTML and CSS editors on the desktop, allowing you to visualise and test code before outputting a final email design.

CSS Inlining is a form of email preprocessing that moves styles in a CSS style sheet into the body of an HTML email. The term 'inlining' refers to the fact that styles are applied 'inline' to individual HTML elements.

Thanks to unwieldy email clients like Gmail, Outlook and Apple Mail, inlining styles in rich format email is generally the most reliable method to maintain rendering compatibility across various email clients. Unfortunately, inline styles can be time-consuming to write and challenging to re-edit. Futhermore, most solutions involve inlining via online tools such as Campaign Monitor or MailChimp, or using complex and bloated desktop task-runners with inlining tools such as Juice or Roadie

CSS Inliner is a stanalone app that makes inlining CSS trivial. Create an HTML web page with your favourite editing tool, add CSS definitions in <style> tags in the page or a separate style sheet. When you are ready to start inlining, drop the files into the app. When processed, the result is saved in a separate HTML file which can be viewed in a web browser. The process can be iterative - continue editing styles and HTML in your editing suite and re-process with CSS Inliner to update the output and refresh your browser.

Features:
  • Simple process - drag and drop files, one button to process.
  • Drag and drop file ordering - Inline multiple CSS files in list order
  • Processes multiple HTML files, inlining the same CSS to each.
  • Rinse and repeat - re-output inlined HTML again and again.
  • Optionally include pseudo classes and browser instructions in generated file.
  • Processes HTML files or ASP.NET presentation pages.
  • Customisable DPI-aware user interface.
  • File selections and settings persistent between sessions.

You might be interested to know that I have developed InkyDotNet, a C# library expanding on the functionality of this application. InkyDotNet translates Zurb Foundation For Emails Inky markup into fully responsive email output. I use it here on this site for all website email communication - go try it out at Contact me. - you'll receive an email confirmation generated with InkyDotNet. Commercial enquiries about this library are welcome.

CSS Inliner is free. It doesn't connect to the internet, gather telemetry or display advertisements. Use it and enjoy. If you would like to say thanks, consider making a donation via PayPal.

For commercial use, consider a whitel-label version of this app. Customisation includes your branding including app name, logo and colour scheme and removal of my own details. Contact me for details.

Download the latest version

Version History

1.0.9924 May 2020
  • Program now keeps valid user settings between releases.
1.0.9725 April 2020
  • Added persistent file selections between sessions
  • Added option to include any defined CSS pseudo classes and browser instructions in the HTML output
  •  Added drag and drop file sorting
  • Added a wait form for long running tasks
  • <style> element added before </head> OR after opening <body> OR after opening <asp:Content> OR at top of markup, whichever it finds first.
  • Added wait form for long running tasks
1.0.4024 April 2020
  • First public release

Images

CSS Inliner - App window showing CSS file ready to inline into selected HTML file

CSS Inliner
App window showing CSS file ready to inline into selected HTML file

CSS Inliner - CSS file contents for inlining into selected HTML files

CSS Inliner
CSS file contents for inlining into selected HTML files

CSS Inliner - HTML file before inlining selected CSS file

CSS Inliner
HTML file before inlining selected CSS file

CSS Inliner - HTML file after inlining selected CSS file

CSS Inliner
HTML file after inlining selected CSS file

CSS Inliner

App window showing CSS file ready to inline into selected HTML file

CSS Inliner - App window showing CSS file ready to inline into selected HTML file

CSS Inliner

App window showing CSS file ready to inline into selected HTML file

Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

CSS Inliner

CSS file contents for inlining into selected HTML files

CSS Inliner - CSS file contents for inlining into selected HTML files

CSS Inliner

CSS file contents for inlining into selected HTML files

Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

CSS Inliner

HTML file before inlining selected CSS file

CSS Inliner - HTML file before inlining selected CSS file

CSS Inliner

HTML file before inlining selected CSS file

Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

CSS Inliner

HTML file after inlining selected CSS file

CSS Inliner - HTML file after inlining selected CSS file

CSS Inliner

HTML file after inlining selected CSS file

Image Credit: ©2020 Eddie Green

Notice to admins and editors

Editing pages and administering the site is disabled because you are not using two-factor authentication to secure your account. This is required for all users with privileged access.

Set up Two Factor Authentication

Contact me...

please wait