Every email deserves to be tested—even if you (or someone else) tested the template you’re using yesterday. Email programs and apps are not only capable of breaking your design, but also butchering links, subject lines, images, and more. Each and every time your finger hovers over the send button, you should be check for these 11 critical mistakes that can affect opens, clicks, conversions, and most importantly—your brand.
Email clients constantly make updates that affect how emails are displayed. Recently, Yahoo Mail made one such update and left designers in the dark. Here’s the lowdown on exactly what changed and how to fix it.
We all know that email preview testing is important. But there are a lot of different ways to test your email throughout the development process. We take a look at five ways to get the most out of email testing for everyone in the design and development chain.
Ever send an email campaign only to get swamped by replies saying that it looks broken in subscribers’ inboxes? Nine times out of ten, broken campaigns come down to a failure to test before sending. Learn why email preview testing is one of the most important tools for email marketers.
Email designers face a lot of rendering issues. Fortunately, they’re a clever bunch of people and have come up with some great hacks to keep campaigns looking great. The Litmus Community recently divulged some of their favorite email hacks. Care to share yours?
Email designers and marketers live by the call-to-action. Unfortunately, many email clients disable images by default. If you’re relying on image-based CTAs, you’re in for trouble. Read on to learn about a better way: bulletproof buttons.
Our users put their emails and trust in our hands—which is a big deal to us! Not only do we want to provide accurate, actual screenshots (not emulations!), but we want to do it quickly and reliably. As a result, we’re constantly looking for new ways to make our solutions faster and more dependable. Since we’re frequently asked about how Litmus works behind the scenes, we thought we’d give you a peek behind the curtain.
With so many image file formats available—BMP, EPS, JPEG, PNG, and GIF to name a few—how do you determine which is right for your email? Each format produces variances in file size, compression, and quality. To make things more confusing, support for specific file types can also vary between email clients. In this post, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of the three most popular file formats for email: JPEG, GIF, and PNG.
Calls-to-action are every email marketer’s best friend. They are how we entice subscribers out of the inbox and onto a landing page. This guide goes over some best practices for designing and implementing calls-to-action in a friendly, engaging, and reliable way.
Yesterday, we took a look at how Gmail’s preprocessor can affect the rendering of your email. Today, we will finish up our look at Gmail and CSS by talking about some of the more common CSS and rendering issues email designers are likely to encounter.