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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.

Hotmail and Outlook.com Drop Support for Margin

You may have noticed your emails looking a little cramped in Hotmail and Outlook.com recently. The culprit? Discontinuation of support for the margin property in these email clients. Rather than honoring your carefully spaced paragraphs and images, Hotmail and Outlook.com are now completely stripping margin from paragraph tags, leaving default values (0 for the top, right and […]

Preventing Unsubscribes in Forwarded Emails

Guest blogger Jonathan Kim discusses the concept of the Silent Unsubscribe and how you can prevent your most engaged subscribers from disappearing from your list. You have an amazing newsletter and fanatic subscriber base, but did you know it’s at risk? ESPs do a good job of making unsubscribing from emails super easy, often with one-click. But […]

Identify Problems and Troubleshoot Your Email with Code Analysis

We can’t say it enough: creating HTML emails is tricky. Even with loads of resources to help fix common issues, the bugs that cause rendering problems can be tough to crack. Introducing Litmus Code Analysis Code Analysis provides a compatibility report addressing client-specific CSS bugs in your email’s HTML. The report—based on Campaign Monitor’s legendary CSS […]

16 Tips for Troubleshooting Your HTML Email

Coding HTML for email can be tough. If you’ve missed even just a closing tag when coding, your entire email can be sabotaged. If you’ve included video, Flash, rollovers, JavaScript or even a simple picture or text, chances are it won’t show up the way you wanted it to—that is, if it even shows up […]

The Foundations of Coding HTML Email

Creating HTML emails that will look awesome on the dozens of email programs out there is tricky. If you’re new to the email world (or have picked up HTML in the last several years), learning how to get an email to look good can be a little like figuring out whatever happened to Jimmy Hoffa. […]

Improve Your Troubleshooting Workflow with Interactive Testing

I’m really excited to share a sneak peek into an incredible new feature we’ve been working on! Interactive Testing is a game-changing new tool that will help you preview and troubleshoot campaigns like never before. Instead of simply getting a screenshot of your email, you can interact with the email client and make changes in real-time. […]

Removing Gaps Under Images in Gmail, Hotmail & Yahoo!

While hardly breaking news, the appearance of gaps underneath images in Hotmail (and more recently, Gmail and Yahoo!) is still an issue. It’s also been well-covered by many of our friends and partners in the email world. For designers and marketers new to the quirks of creating HTML emails, here’s a quick overview: Gaps, Spaces, […]

Hiding ‘Today’ Ads in Yahoo! Mail

Just yesterday we wrote about how Yahoo! Mail recently started displaying news story ads to Yahoo! users viewing their email on a smartphone or through an IMAP connection. Today we’re happy to announce that we’ve found a method for preventing these pesky ads from being displayed on your emails. Hiding news story ads To remove […]