With each passing year, the number of applications and devices that people use to check their email grows. As a result, an email marketer’s job gets a bit more complicated with each passing year, as the areas in which to focus testing efforts reach a tipping point, preventing many email marketers from identifying the most efficient way to test. Where are other email marketers and designers focusing their testing efforts? We analyzed over 360 million Litmus previews tests to find out. As you plan your design and testing efforts in 2016, we hope this list will serve as a good starting point.
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 […]
Microsoft’s unveiling of Office 365 has dramatic implications for email designers; here’s what you need to know about Outlook 2013.