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A Guide to Rendering Differences in Microsoft Outlook Clients

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.

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Understanding Gmail and CSS: Part 2

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.

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Understanding Gmail and CSS: Part 1

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.

Craftsy Inspires With S-Curve Design + Subtle Animated GIF

When Ryan Brandle, Senior Interactive Designer at Craftsy, submitted this email to be featured in our inspiration series, I was really impressed with its infographic-like design & subtle animated GIF! It’s a visually appealing email and compliments the Craftsy brand. Let’s take a look: OBJECTIVE: CREATIVE SEGMENTATION AND COMMUNICATION Before we analyze the design aspects […]

The Ultimate Guide to Styled ALT Text in Email

A commonly accepted best practice in the email world is the inclusion of alt attributes (frequently known as an “ALT tag” or “ALT text,” which is shorthand for alternative text) for images. There are a few reasons why this practice has become standard among email aficionados: Most email clients block images by default. In some […]