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 four popular file formats for email: JPEG, GIF, PNG, and SVG.
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.
If you’ve been in the email industry for any amount of time, you’ve likely experienced a number of problems with your email campaigns. From missing images to deliverability problems, email marketing is fraught with challenges. Something you may not have considered, though, is what can go wrong with the tables—the actual code—that is at the foundation of your emails.
A commonly accepted best practice in the email world is the inclusion of alt attributes (frequently known as an “ALT tag” or “ALT text,” which is shorthand for alternative text) for images. Why it’s important to remember this detail to best optimize your email >>
A lot goes into a creating a successful email marketing campaign. In The Ultimate Guide to Email Optimization + Troubleshooting, you’ll learn how to optimize for every part of the email creation process.
As high DPI displays become more common in phones, tablets, and computers, the need for retina images increases. In this post, we dissect retina images, how to use them in email campaigns, and some important considerations email marketers need to keep in mind.
Building and growing a database of subscribers is one of the primary objectives of email marketers. And while marketing technology has allowed for many different ways to support these objectives, anti-spam laws might restrict how you can actually collect email addresses and grow your subscriber base. Discover how to design an opt-in process that fits your organization’s goals and complies with international anti-spam requirements.
External email benchmarks can provide false comfort and false alarms. Here are 5 reasons benchmarks are not very useful, and 4 ways to extract helpful information from them.
Marketers and email designers typically focus the majority of their efforts on optimizing their newsletters and promotional emails. The primary goals of these communications are usually new sales, leads, and conversions. However, there is a missed opportunity in engaging and retaining users with order confirmation emails. In this post, we provide tips for optimizing receipt emails and include plenty of examples along the way.
The need for HTML tables in email can be confusing for those just getting started or coming from the web design world. In this post, we answer the question, ‘Why does email design require tables?’.