I was typing up an email to a friend and wanted to use the HTML
But it doesn't work. Gmail used to allow you to just insert HTML. Now, it's been "dumbed down".
I will admit that in most aspects the changes have been for the better, for instance the new system of composing mails is really excellent as it does not require navigating out of the view you were on when you decided to compose an email.
But that is irrelevant; what I am asking about now is how can I insert formatting into my email now, beyond some fixed sizes, colors, bold, italic, and underline? It seems like this is no longer possible with Gmail's web interface.