Animated imagery is one of the top email design trends for 2019. Email marketers everywhere are looking to add movement to their campaigns—and the most popular way of doing that is by using the power of animated GIFs.
But animated GIFs aren’t the only file type that allows you to add movement to imagery. Animated Portable Network Graphics—or APNGs—are an option you might want to explore, too.
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.
In the 71st episode of The Email Design Podcast, Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez announce the support of animated GIFs in Windows 10 Mail, the resolution of image gaps bug in Outlook.com and Office 365, faking video in email with CSS animated sprites, and more. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.
We all know that one of the key limitations to Outlook rendering has been a lack of animated GIF support. That all starts to change today. We are excited to officially announce that the latest available update of Windows 10 Mail now has support for animated GIFs!
The world of email is full of potential pitfalls. Support for techniques can vanish without warning, and sudden changes to email clients’ rendering engines make it tricky for email marketers to understand what’s going to work where. Read on to learn common ways emails can break and how to fix it.