Microsoft has a long and complicated history with the email world. From founding the first free webmail service to building several variations of desktop mail programs, the tech giant’s influence on both business and consumer email messaging is vast. Over the years, Microsoft has expanded the “Outlook” brand to encompass nearly every email project it touches, leaving email industry pros puzzling over seemingly dozens of products using similar naming conventions—not to mention their associated rendering and support quirks.
Designing emails is hard. In part one of a three-part series, we explored how webmail clients render emails, what you should focus on to make designing and coding for these web-based clients a bit easier, and why preprocessors are (usually!) the enemy. In part two, we’ll focus on desktop clients.
November’s email client popularity stats are live over on emailclientmarketshare.com. We also put together this quick (under two minutes!) video that takes a closer look at some of the stats. To summarize: iPhone has been in the #1 spot for several months; it’s grown more than 40% since January. iOS represents a full third of […]
Back in July, Justine blogged about Outlook 2013 and her insights on this newest version of Outlook. Her perceptions were that because Outlook 2013 uses Microsoft Word as its rendering engine, HTML and CSS support has essentially remained unchanged between versions 2007, 2010, and 2013. In addition, here are some other elements that she remarked […]
After lots of rumors and anticipative nail-biting from email designers everywhere, Microsoft recently unveiled a “customer preview” of Office 2013, including a new version of Outlook. In addition to the new Office suite (with Home and Business versions), it also released a preview version of Office 365, a subscription service emphasizing cloud-based services with “secure, anywhere access […]