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 four popular file formats for email: JPEG, GIF, PNG, and SVG.
This year you can expect to see more interactive and personalized emails in your inbox. Those two email design trends stood head and shoulders above all others, according to a Litmus poll of nearly 600 marketers. Learn how to put those trends—plus the eight others we surveyed marketers about—to work for your brand.
In our 2017 State of Email Creative report, we share 30 must-subscribe brands, based on more than 3,000 brand suggestions from more than 1,000 marketers. Here are the emails that email marketers love most…
Email creative has its own unique constraints and opportunities that marketers must master to make the most of the channel. Based on our survey of more than 3,500 marketers, our second annual State of Email Creative report examines every facet of email creative strategy—from finding email inspiration and creating email brand guidelines to the popularity of various design elements and redesign schedules.
Email designers and marketers live by the call-to-action. Unfortunately, many email clients disable images by default. If you’re relying on image-based CTAs, you’re in for trouble. Read on to learn about a better way: bulletproof buttons.
With iOS Mail accounting for about a third of all email opens, updates to the iPhone family and changes to the mobile operating system and its email client can make a big difference to the email world.
We’ve taken a close look at iOS 11 and Apple’s preview of iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Here’s what email marketers, designers, and developers need to know.
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.
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.
If you’ve been in the email industry for any amount of time, you’ve likely experienced a number of problems with your email campaigns. From missing images to deliverability problems, email marketing is fraught with challenges. Something you may not have considered, though, is what can go wrong with the tables—the actual code—that is at the foundation of your emails.
Forwarding emails isn’t just for personal emails. Subscribers often forward marketing emails to share what they’ve received with their friends or family—great offers, vouchers, or something they think the receiver will like. Unfortunately, forwarding an email often “breaks” the email. It can break bulletproof buttons, add extra spaces to your design, and create other issues arising from the forward. In this post, we discuss why emails break when forwarded and what you can do to minimize issues due to forwarded emails.