As a longtime Litmus fanboy and customer myself, I’m excited to join the team here. The idea of my new position is very meta: I’m an email marketer creating email marketing campaigns about email marketing and sending them to email marketers. As many (hopefully most!) of you are part of that audience, let’s get to know one another, shall we?
Last fall, we hosted the world’s first conferences dedicated solely to email design—and we’re looking forward to making this year’s Email Design Conference bigger and better! We’re looking for passionate practitioners of email design to submit proposals for a 45-60 minute presentation individually, with a partner, or as a panel.
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.
Innovative, beautiful, and—let’s be honest—even awful emails are frequent topics of conversation in the Litmus office. We like to admire and get inspired by the good ones and, on occasion, get a laugh out of the bad ones. Paul recently shared an email from Plywerk that was simple and sleek, but what really caught our eye was the unusual and engaging landing page.
We’re thrilled to announce that Communicator has integrated Email Previews and Spam Filter Testing within their platform. This integration enables Communicator users to preview their campaigns across real email clients and devices in minutes. With the addition of Spam Filter Testing, Communicator customers can now have their authentication and reputation checked, as well as receive scores and feedback for common ISP and corporate filters.
Many in the email industry attempt to gain a competitive edge by locking up their knowledge of email clients, coding techniques, and campaign stats. This outdated attitude is, in reality, hurting the entire email design industry. For the email industry to evolve into a well-respected, mature community, we all need to share our knowledge and work together to refine our craft.
We’re thrilled to introduce you to Taylor—alongside Danielle, she’s here to answer any questions (or listen to any feedback) you have about Litmus.
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.
Predicting how emails will render on smartphones and tablets can get complicated because there are so many factors involved. Differences between device manufacturers, operating systems, screen sizes and email applications can all impact how your email will render on a mobile device. Just in case desktop and webmail rendering weren’t already giving you enough trouble (we’re looking at you, Outlook), the popularity of mobile has only added fuel to the fire.
While Gmail is one of the most popular email services in the world, designers frequently struggle to get their emails rendering properly in Gmail’s webmail client. In this two-part series, we take a look at everything you need to know about Gmail and CSS.