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tactics What You Need to Know About Email-Safe Fonts

Fonts are an essential part of any design, whether it’s print, web, or in our case, email. Whether you’re designing or developing emails, everyone needs to understand what is possible with fonts and what isn’t. Otherwise, you could be facing the worst-case scenario: Your email—which you spent hours crafting—is unreadable. [...] [more]
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tactics 5 New Ways to Use Interactive Elements

If you’ve been to any recent email conference or summit, then you’re probably aware that interactive elements are some of the hottest email design trends. Not only do they entertain recipients, but they can also increase click-to-open rates and drive more conversions. With the popularity of interactive email elements, it’s becoming more important to use interactivity in new and unique ways. Subscribers are starting to get used to the usual rollover effects and buttons, so if you really want to surpri [...] [more]
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discussion How to Create Gmail Promotions Annotation

Gmail announced last week that it’s adding a new, powerful tool for email marketers: annotations for the Gmail Promotions tab. The Gmail promotions annotation – which will be gradually rolling out across mobile inboxes – allows email marketers to include additional branding and offer information when an email lands in the Promotions tab. “You guys are the experts at creating value for our users, and we want to give you the keys of how emails…get previewed,” says Jordan Grossman, product manager for [...] [more]
emailonacid.com    Design, Marketing, Tool

tactics How to Add a Snow Effect to an Email Using CSS Animation

The snow effect is essentially a snowflake or shape in a div that you animate using CSS. This technique moves the image from the top to the bottom of a container div you place around your email tables. CSS animations work on a range of email clients including iOS, Apple Mail, Android Native Mail and Outlook for Mac – check out the Email on Acid ultimate guide to CSS animation for more information. The snow animation won’t display on other email clients, so you don’t need to provide a fallback. [...] [more]
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tactics How to Fix Image Padding and Spacing in HTML Emails

Have you ever noticed the small spacing below images in Outlook.com and Gmail? Every browser renders this spacing except for IE 7 and lower. After lots of hair pulling, we realized that the culprit for this pesky space issue was the DOCTYPE. What we find even more interesting is that the latest DOCTYPE for HTML5 causes the same image spacing issues. Because of this we might see browsers like Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera come out with an update in the near future. Until then, there are a few work [...] [more]
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tactics Which Code Should I Include in Every Email?

We know email development can be a tough nut to crack. With so many different email clients and a lack of email development standards, one of the most important things you can do is ensure your email has a solid foundation. Once you have this foundation in place, your email is more likely to display correctly in different devices, browsers and clients. [...] [more]
emailonacid.com    Design

tactics Email Development Best Practices 2017

Email development can be a very confusing undertaking. Check out these best practices that cover both email design and email development that can save you hours of hair pulling down the road! [...] [more]
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tactics Gmail iOS Replacing Copyright Symbols With Blue Emoji and How to Fix it

Gmail on iOS started replacing copyright, registered and trademark symbols with large blue emoji images. This article covers a few ways you can fix it.  [...] [more]
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tactics How We Created Our Interactive Scrolling Halloween Email

We sent an interactive scrolling Halloween email featuring a person on a journey to deliver an email. This article goes into the nuts and bolts of creating this email. [...] [more]
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tactics CSS Background Images Now Supported in Outlook.com

Great news! Outlook.com and Office 365 Outlook (also known as OWA) now supports CSS background images. Until now, Microsoft's webmail properties only supported table background image attributes and not support CSS background images. This restriction forced email designers to use table background attributes in order to display a background image in Outlook.com. [...] [more]
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tactics CSS Background Images Now Supported in Outlook.com

Great news! Outlook.com and Office 365 Outlook (also known as OWA) now supports CSS background images. Until now, Microsoft's webmail properties were the only ones that did not support CSS background images. This restriction forced email designers to use table background attributes in order to display a background image in Outlook.com. Thankfully this support is enabled in both the "classic" and beta Outlook webmail clients. This change has been propagated to the Outlook iOS and Android apps as well [...] [more]
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tactics Making the Case for Interactive Email: What’s Possible, Beautiful, and Relevant [Webinar] [VID]

We recently hosted a webinar all about interactive email; Making the Case for Interactive Email: What’s Possible, Beautiful, and Relevant. Watch the recording and get the slides here.  [...] [more]
emailonacid.com    Design

tactics Introducing the Filmstrip Interactive Email Technique

What if I could teach you a method to create an interactive email using the HTML skills you're already familiar with - basic CSS and links. That learning the concept is as simple as visualizing images captured on a strip of film by an analog camera. What if I told you this method works on both the iPhone email client AND the Gmail app on Android as well. Interested? Well let's get started! [...] [more]
emailonacid.com    Design, Mobile

tactics How to Build an Interactive Quiz in Email

Email on Acid sent a fun interactive email for the 4th of July featuring a "choose your adventure" format where the reader had a choice of sending an email without testing on Email on Acid or after testing. There were a few tricks in the email such as a ticking clock, but at the core the email uses a "quiz format" where successive pages are displayed based on a selection of options from a previous page within an email. Such a setup can accommodate a multitude of other interactive email scenarios that [...] [more]
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tactics Accessibility in Email Webinar Recap [VID]

Last week we hosted a webinar all about Accessibility in Email. I think it's safe to say that the webinar was a resounding success. We were truly touched to see so many email folks interested in accessibility, thank you if you did attend - it meant a lot! This is a topic that is extremely close to our hearts and having the possibility of sharing it with you is why we do what we do. [...] [more]
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