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’ve seen the same names appear again and again in our email client market share reports in the past year. May marked a pivotal turning point with a surprising upset in the top five. iPhone, Outlook, and iPad continue to top the charts—no surprises there. The big upset was courtesy of newcomer Outlook.com. We covered the […]
The infamous question — why don’t all email clients render emails the same? To answer this complicated question, we’re going to split it up into sections — the mail server, the preprocessor and the rendering engine —which all play a role in how the email is rendered. The Mail Server Each email client has to […]
We’re thrilled to announce that Litmus now offers Email Testing for Apple Mail 6 and Outlook 2011 for Mac! Apple Mail 6 released with Mountain Lion Apple Mail is the 3rd most popular email program in use today, with 10% of subscribers opening emails in this client. Since Apple Mail comes standard with all new installations […]