There’s a lot of confusion around what designers mean when they talk about responsive and hybrid HTML emails. This post looks at the differences between the two techniques, and weighs the pros and cons of each.
For our second Community Contest, we challenged people to explore creative navigation in email. Check out the winning entry to see how Justin Khoo solved a tricking scrolling problem on mobile.
We recently held our first Community Contest, challenging members to show off creative uses of ALT text. See what the winners came up with in this quick recap.
Typography is the foundation of every email–at least it should be. While making your message readable for all subscribers is a priority, there are a few things we can do to push typography to new levels. In this post, we take a look at some interesting tips from designer Paul Airy for getting the most out of our type.
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.
Email marketers can no longer ignore mobile. Despite a recent dip in mobile opens, mobile remains a favorite medium for consuming email. So what do marketers and designers need to do to take advantage of this increasingly important audience?
Many in the email industry attempt to gain a competitive edge by locking up their knowledge of email clients, coding techniques, and campaign stats. This outdated attitude is, in reality, hurting the entire email design industry. For the email industry to evolve into a well-respected, mature community, we all need to share our knowledge and work together to refine our craft.
Campaign Monitor recently introduced a redesigned newsletter – full of techniques to make any email designer drool. From advanced bulletproof buttons to web fonts and hover states, we take a look at some of the techniques used by Campaign Monitor designer Tim Swan and developer Stig Morten Myre.
A few months ago, we started our search for the industry’s best to speak at the first-ever email design conference. While we’re still finalizing a few details, we’ve put together an amazing agenda and are thrilled to announce that registration is live! These three two-day conferences are dedicated solely to email and great design.
Have you ever received a great email and wondered, “how did they do that?” Or wanted to share an awesome email you created, but was worried it would break when forwarded? Without easy access to the source code or a web-based version, these can be tricky tasks — and an issue we frequently encounter when analyzing […]