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PNG, GIF, or JPEG? Which is the Best Image Format for Email?

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.

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Introducing Litmus Community

Email design is hard. Finding ways to connect with other designers and learn more about email has, until recently, been even harder. Today, we are excited to announce the launch of the Litmus Community—a place for email marketers to connect, learn, and discuss all things email.

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Email as an Open Book

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 This outdated attitude is, in reality, hurting the entire email design industry.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.

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Understanding Gmail and CSS: Part 2

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.

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Understanding Gmail and CSS: Part 1

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.