Mixmax is a powerful email platform that brings the power of the web to your email authoring experience. Our Enhancements bring complex workflows - scheduling a meeting, creating a survey, formatting a code sample - directly to the email without ever leaving your compose window.
Today we're going to solve another excruciating painpoint around email workflow. One that we've all felt every day, and wasted countless hours working around... Embedding a hilarious GIF in your email. That's right, we're going to make a Mixmax Enhancement that makes it really easy to search for and embed an animated GIF in your email. Like the previous parts of the blog series building a Slash Command and Link Resolver, we're continuing with the Giphy theme. This time we're building the full-on Mixmax Enhancement.
Fortunately, we've open sourced some code to help you get started. Here are the steps:
Ensure that you have git and node (>=0.12) installed on your system
Check out the open source Giphy Mixmax command by running git clone https://github.com/mixmaxhq/giphy-mixmax-app
Inside the directory, run npm install and then npm start. You shouldn't see any errors and it should say [nodemon] starting `node server.js`
Restart Chrome in a special temporary mode so the self-signed HTTPS urls. See here.