Trending in Email Design: Dark Styles

Dark email designs have been gaining momentum over the last year as various email clients and apps have rolled out Dark Mode support. Bright designs can create a very jarring experience when viewed in Dark Mode, so designers have started to consider a “Dark Mode first” approach, crafting inspirational creative that looks great for all subscribers, no matter which color scheme they set their inboxes to.

Which brands do dark email designs well, you ask? Get inspired by these beautiful examples.

animated GIFs in email

A Guide to Animated GIFs in Email

Email marketers are always looking for that extra something to draw attention to their campaigns. A common and simple way is found with one of the internet’s most beloved assets—the animated GIF. We take a look at why GIFs are great for email, how to use them, and show off some of our favorite recent campaigns.

2020 email design trends

10 Email Design Trends Hitting Your Inbox in 2020

With the year 2020 within reach, we’re about to enter a new decade of email design. But which visual design trends will shape the look of emails in the 2020s?

Trends that dominated designs in 2019 will still be popular in the coming year. We’ll continue to see vibrant colors, bold typography, and off-grid designs. But new trends in digital design will make their way into the email design world over the coming months. 

Here are 10 email design trends that will hit your inboxes in 2020.

Delivering Episode 12: Is it time to embrace AMP for Email?

In this episode of Delivering, host Jason Rodriguez looks back at (nearly) two years of AMP for Email, its implications for the industry, and tries to answer the question of whether or not email marketers should embrace Gmail’s most recent innovation. Episode Transcript Welcome to Delivering, a podcast about email design, strategy, copywriting, development, and […]

What Makes a Really Good Newsletter: Webinar Recording + Q&A

Newsletters—recurring roundups of news, tips, or product updates—are one of the most popular content formats in email marketing. But they’re tough to do right. How do you design a newsletter that’s so dang good it engages your audience week to week or month to month?

In this webinar, email geeks from Litmus and Really Good Emails look at the brands that have mastered the art and mad science of sending awesome newsletters. Didn’t have a chance to watch the webinar live? Don’t worry. You can access the full recording and the emails we reviewed and read the Q&A here.

Trending in Email Design: Bold Colors and Gradients

Next up in our “Trending in Email Design” series: In 2019, the use of contrasting colors is proving to be ever more popular, with conventional combinations pushed aside for more radical, vibrant choices. Experimentation with color saturation and intense gradients are contributing to more vibrant designs that can’t be missed.