Historically, choosing the right font for your email has never been too hard, considering the limited number of web safe fonts to choose from. But recently, things have changed. More and more email designers are pushing the boundaries and embracing the same development techniques that web designers have been using for years—implementing web fonts in their emails.
Each year, we see new design trends shaping digital marketing—from the use of color and imagery to typography trends, interactivity, and more. In our “Trending in Email Design” series, we look at the hottest digital design trends—and dive into how they translate into email marketing.
So far in 2019, we have seen a number of design trends hit our inboxes, and none more so than custom made illustrations.
Animated GIF support—or the lack thereof—in Microsoft Outlook has long been a thorn in the sides of email marketers. A favorite of email geeks and subscribers alike, animated GIFs allow for movement and excitement in an otherwise static medium. But desktop Outlook users have always been left in the dark when it comes to animated GIFs. That is until now.
Most in the industry seem bullish on the prospects of voice assistants and email. They’re excited about this young technology and the possibilities it could theoretically afford. Others cite privacy concerns and usability issues as downsides to catering to voice assistants in email marketing. All of these differing opinions have left us asking the question: What do voice assistants mean for email marketers?
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.
This year you can expect to see more personalized emails, as well as more interactive emails. For the second year in a row, those two email design trends stood out above all others, according to a Litmus poll of more than 240 marketers.
The next tier of email design trends included using more AI-driven content and live content, and simplifying email designs. The other eight email design trends that we asked marketers about received a bit less enthusiasm, although they’re all still likely to be important this year.
Litmus Live 2018 wrapped about a month ago, but the ideas and talks are still swirling around our heads. While we’ve talked about the three mega-trends we saw come out of the conferences, we wanted to dig a little deeper into some of the talks themselves.
Apple announced that macOS Mojave, Apple’s upcoming 15th release of its desktop operating system, will be shipping with a prominent new feature: Dark Mode. Here’s what that means for email designers.
Email marketers and designers are constantly looking for ways to set their campaigns apart in the inbox. One of the more common ways to enhance emails is by adding animation and motion to a campaign. While motion in email has traditionally been achieved through animated GIFs, CSS animations can sometimes be a more effective technique.
We’re thrilled to announce that Microsoft’s latest desktop version of its popular email client—Outlook 2019—is now available for testing in Litmus Email Previews. The new Outlook comes with better fallbacks when using web fonts, SVG support, and more.
Microsoft Outlook is comprised of several versions of the email client. Collectively, those clients rank #4 in email client market share, with 9% of all email subscribers tracked opening in some version of Outlook. The latest version, Outlook 2019, is an update to the desktop edition that is bundled with Microsoft Office. Although Outlook 2019 is a new release, it should be noted that it largely implements some of the features that have been in use in Office 365 subscriptions. The good news for email marketers is that Outlook 2019 doesn’t come with any major surprises. Here’s what we found while looking at the latest version of Microsoft Outlook.