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 the three most popular file formats for email: JPEG, GIF, and PNG.
Calls-to-action are every email marketer’s best friend. They are how we entice subscribers out of the inbox and onto a landing page. This guide goes over some best practices for designing and implementing calls-to-action in a friendly, engaging, and reliable way.
Yesterday, we took a look at how Gmail’s preprocessor can affect the rendering of your email. Today, we will finish up our look at Gmail and CSS by talking about some of the more common CSS and rendering issues email designers are likely to encounter.
Predicting how emails will render on smartphones and tablets can get complicated because there are so many factors involved. Differences between device manufacturers, operating systems, screen sizes and email applications can all impact how your email will render on a mobile device. Just in case desktop and webmail rendering weren’t already giving you enough trouble (we’re looking at you, Outlook), the popularity of mobile has only added fuel to the fire.
While Gmail is one of the most popular email services in the world, designers frequently struggle to get their emails rendering properly in Gmail’s webmail client. In this two-part series, we take a look at everything you need to know about Gmail and CSS.
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.
Due to the wide variety of desktop, webmail, and mobile clients—not to mention browsers, mobile apps, rendering engines, and other factors—emails don’t always appear the same in every client. So why do email clients render emails differently?
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a HubExchange app for Litmus in the ExactTarget HubExchange marketplace. The Litmus HubExchange app will be among the first tools available directly within ExactTarget’s Interactive Marketing Hub starting July 15th. WHAT IS THE HUBEXCHANGE? HubExchange is ExactTarget’s new marketplace that allows their users to “drop in” additional technology […]
With such a wide array of email clients available, identifying the email programs and devices subscribers use to open emails important. Recognizing the value of identifying these trends, Silverpop recently announced the launch of their Email Insights application. Email Insights is powered by Litmus’ email preview and analytics functionality (and we couldn’t be happier about it!). With Email Insights, […]
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 […]