Coding 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.
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. […]
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 to remove gaps under images.
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 […]
We revisited this post, testing all the suggestions we received from readers. See the updated post and test results. Links have been blue since the internet was born (rumor has it that Tim Berners-Lee styled the first web links blue). While they do provide a nice contrast from black text on a white background, not […]
Lately quite a few emails in my inbox have what I assume to be an accidental blue border around some (but not all) of the images. Take a look–and never fear! There’s a few ways to prevent unwanted borders on linked images like these ones.
HTML validators are invaluable tools for people that write code. They can let you know if there are any errors present that might cause display issues and give you some clues for debugging. Validators do this by checking your code against a specification, or a set of rules for the language that your code was written in. These specifications make up what is commonly referred to as “web standards.” The trouble is that most email clients don’t support web standards and instead only support a hodgepodge of HTML and CSS. Validating HTML for email can be tricky–read on for our how-to guide.