How To Use Code In Canva

Canva is an amazing tool for graphic design that is widely used by businesses, bloggers, graphic designers, and other innovative individuals. However, what some may not know is that you can utilize code in Canva to enhance your designs. In this blog post, we will explore the best methods for implementing code in Canva.

Getting Started with Code in Canva

Canva does not natively support code, but you can use the HTML embed feature to utilise your coding skills. Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Open a new or existing design in Canva.
  2. Click on the “…” (More) button on the toolbar.
  3. Select “Embeds.”
  4. Click on the “Embed a site” option.
  5. A text box will open, here you need to enter your HTML code.

For example, if you want to embed a simple code snippet, you might do something like this:

    <strong>Hello, world!</strong>

In the above example, “Hello, world!” would appear bold on your Canva design because <strong> is an HTML tag that makes text bold.

Limitations of Using Code in Canva

While using code in Canva can open up new possibilities, it’s worth noting that there are limitations. For instance, you can only use HTML, CSS, and limited JavaScript. Full-fledged programming languages like Python or Java are not supported.

Things to Remember When Using Code in Canva

  • Ensure your code is correct and free of errors. Even a small mistake can cause your design or embed to not display correctly.
  • Always test your design. Make sure to preview your design before finalizing it to ensure the code renders as expected.
  • Be aware of the limitations. As we’ve mentioned before, Canva supports a limited set of coding options. Always check whether what you plan to do is feasible with Canva’s capabilities.

In conclusion, using code in Canva can be a great way to enhance your designs and make them more interactive. While there are limitations to what you can do, with some creativity, you can still do a lot with the available features. Happy designing!