Email Development

Super Mail Quest: An Interview With Designer and Developer Aaron Simmonds

We sat down with the creator of Super Mail Quest, Aaron Simmonds, to learn about what inspired this idea and some of the challenges involved in creating an interactive email project. 

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. 

CSS Background Images Now Supported in Outlook.com

Using background images in email is easier now that Outlook.com and Office 365 Outlook (OWA) has started to support CSS background images. 

Filmstrip+ Interactive Email Technique: Adding Support For More Email Clients

The filmstrip plus technique builds upon the filmstrip interactive email technique to add interactivity support to the Apple Mail and Outlook for Mac clients. 

Introducing the Filmstrip Interactive Email Technique

The filmstrip technique simplifies the creation of interactive email in addition to bringing interactive email to the Gmail app.

Don’t Worry Video in Email Still Supported in iOS 11

Although the first beta of iOS 11 seemed to have dropped support for video in email, support for video is back in the latest version. 

Radio Input Bug Causes Media Queries to Activate in Internet Explorer

Learn why your mobile layout may be displayed in Yahoo! Mail desktop when incorporating interactive elements in your email. 

How to Build an Interactive Quiz in Email

Learn how you can build interactive games, carousels and product filters in email using an interactive quiz technique. 

CSS Targeting for AOL Mail

If your design needs some tweaking in Aol Mail, here are two techniques you can use to target your fixes just for this email client. 

The New Yahoo! Mail and How to Target It

Yahoo! Mail just released an update. Learn what’s changed and how to target the Yahoo! Mail email client in your designs. 

Budgeted Fun: How a Design System Can Facilitate Innovation

Heidi Olsen shares her thoughts on how implementing a design system can save you time, money, and effort when creating your emails. Leaving you more time to innovate. 

Tutorial: Implementing Navigation Controls in Image Carousels for Email – Part 4

In this article, we will go over how to build navigation controls such as navigation arrows and thumbnails in an image carousel. 

Image Map Support in HTML Email

Image maps are images that contain areas that map to distinct links. Surprisingly support for image maps are pretty good in email clients. 

Tinder Inspired Interactive Email: Interview With Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House sent a Tinder inspired interactive email for Valentines Day. We interviewed Cassie Spencer, Manager of Email Marketing to get her thoughts behind the design. 

Yahoo Mail Android App Limits Styles to Email Body

Ever since Gmail started supporting media queries, there has been a resurgence of interest in responsive email design. You should know that the Android version of Yahoo! Mail does not support embedded styles in the head of an email. 


An interview with MJML

We caught up with MJML project leader, Nicolas Garnier, for an interview.

We cover email development, MJML, and the future of email. 

Techniques for Excellent Emails in Outlook.com

Since Microsoft migrated all of their users from the old Hotmail platform, Outlook.com has grown by leaps and bounds. However, this tricky client is still giving everybody a run for their money.

Check out our list of must-know tips for Outlook.com.

The Basics of Email Design

Have you ever wondered why can’t you use the same fancy design in your email templates as on your website? This post will explain the basics and some limitations of email design. 

Media Queries Demystified: CSS Min-Width and Max-Width

Media queries can be tough to master.

In this article, I’ll attempt to break it down in a way that makes it simpler to understand.

The Importance of Content-Type HTML Character Encoding in Email

In this post we break down how content-type plays such a major role in how your email is displayed and why you should encode your characters.