Email development

How to Display Images and Offer Information in the Gmail Promotions Tab [Free Tool]

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 … Continue reading “How to Display Images and Offer Information in the Gmail Promotions Tab [Free Tool]”

How to Add an Animated Snow Effect to Your Holiday Email Campaigns

By Jay Oram Inboxes are always jammed up with holiday emails – there’s a lot of competition. So, how can you make your email marketing campaigns stand out from the rest? Try adding a bit of holiday cheer to your regular emails by creating some animated snow using CSS. Here’s what the effect looks like … Continue reading “How to Add an Animated Snow Effect to Your Holiday Email Campaigns”

Important Email Image Checks – Will Your Design Explode in Outlook?

Email marketing teams large and small usually have a workflow that includes a robust pre-deployment checklist. It includes checks for content, design, functionality, subscriber lists, and much more. Image validation should be included in that list, as well. This means double-checking your HTML image parameters to make sure they’ll display properly on every client. For … Continue reading “Important Email Image Checks – Will Your Design Explode in Outlook?”

9 Steps You Must Take to Create an Accessible Email

Email accessibility: Is it something your email marketing team considers when crafting a new campaign or email template? In October 2018, the World Health Organization calculated that approximately 1.3 billion people worldwide live with a visual impairment. That’s a lot of potential email subscribers, if you think about it. There are also countless people facing … Continue reading “9 Steps You Must Take to Create an Accessible Email”

Take Your Email QA to a Whole New Level: Introducing Campaign Precheck

We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand-new tool in Email on Acid. Actually, now that we think of it, “excited” doesn’t begin to describe how we feel. We’re thrilled. Jazzed. Keyed up. Pumped. Electrified. Today, we’re launching Campaign Precheck. This powerful new tool gives you the ability to fix email mistakes during the … Continue reading “Take Your Email QA to a Whole New Level: Introducing Campaign Precheck”

How to Use Augmented Reality Features in Email

By Jay Oram Are you excited to incorporate augmented reality (AR) features into your email marketing campaigns? AR allows you to link an email image to a 3D object and, using the camera on your phone, place it in real life. This technology lets you move the object around, walk around it, and resize all … Continue reading “How to Use Augmented Reality Features in Email”

Email Marketing Inspiration: October 2018

Don’t worry: This month’s email marketing roundup won’t be dedicated entirely to Halloween emails. You can’t blame us for including a few, though! We saw some creative messages last month that took advantage of the spooky season, but we also saw some excellent emails that announced a new product or offering. If you’re getting ready … Continue reading “Email Marketing Inspiration: October 2018”

7 Tips for Email Template Success

Email templates. They’re a lifesaver, right? They can save you loads of time while also keeping your branding familiar and consistent. But, as many of us have learned along the way, email templates aren’t fool-proof. There are loads of things that can throw off a once-beautiful template: New images or GIFs, content flow, and videos, … Continue reading “7 Tips for Email Template Success”

The Future of Email [Facebook Live Recap]

What does the future of email look like? Well, it looks a lot like interactive emails, additional GDPR-like regulations, and perhaps – gasp ­– a world without spam. Email on Acid CEO John Thies recently hopped on Facebook Live to chat about the future of email, including some exciting developments in the industry and his … Continue reading “The Future of Email [Facebook Live Recap]”

The Evolution of Email: Predictions for the Future

By John Thies We’ve seen a drastic change in email capabilities over the past couple of years. It’s been fascinating to watch. There’s dynamic content, improved segmentation, artificial intelligence (AI), email interactivity and ESPs and CRMs are becoming better integrated. All these developments are allowing email marketers to send more personalized, dynamic emails. But where … Continue reading “The Evolution of Email: Predictions for the Future”

How We Created Our Interactive Scrolling Halloween Email

We sent a 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. 

Love Email? Love Writing? Contribute to the Email on Acid Blog!

Are you an email geek who loves to write? We want to hear from you! Our mission at Email on Acid is to simplify the complex task of email marketing, and our blog is one of the cornerstones of that mission. We aim to help educate email developers and marketers on the latest email news … Continue reading “Love Email? Love Writing? Contribute to the Email on Acid Blog!”

Email Marketing Inspiration: September 2018

Don’t you love a good subject line? We sure do. This month’s email marketing inspiration roundup is brought to you by fantastic subject lines. We had so many land in our inbox this month – it fills us with the email warm and fuzzies. Let us know what you think of these emails or share … Continue reading “Email Marketing Inspiration: September 2018”

The Cost of Not Testing an Email

Email testing isn’t cheap. In fact, we’ve talked before about why email preview software can be so pricey. As email marketing teams consider new services to add to their toolkit, it’s important to think about which platforms are worth your investment. In this post, we’ll break down the value of email testing services, including the … Continue reading “The Cost of Not Testing an Email”

How Email QA Has Helped an Email Agency Grow its Business

Any email marketer will tell you that as an agency grows, there’s more demand to produce a flawless product. Growth usually translates to bigger clients, and bigger clients mean increased visibility and more pressure to maintain your agency’s reputation. This is precisely what has happened with MailNinja, a U.K.-based email agency. “We’ve grown in size … Continue reading “How Email QA Has Helped an Email Agency Grow its Business”

GIFs and Outlook: What Can We Do?

So, you want to use a GIF in your next email marketing campaign? Nice! GIFs are an easy way of adding something fun to your campaigns. You know your target audience, you have your email developed, and now you must decide on the GIF itself with your graphic designer. The next problem facing you is … Continue reading “GIFs and Outlook: What Can We Do?”

Which Email Professionals Should Purchase an Email on Acid Subscription?

Email marketing teams come in all sizes and styles. There are big teams, small teams, B2B and B2C, some that include veteran developers and others that outsource coding to freelancers. And while we would love to be able to help make everyone’s email life a little easier, we recognize that Email on Acid’s email testing … Continue reading “Which Email Professionals Should Purchase an Email on Acid Subscription?”

A How-To Guide on Embedding HTML5 Video in Email

Have you been dying to add video to your emails, but worried about the technical barriers? It might not be as hard as you thought. Just take our handy code snippet and insert your own video.

Top Email Testing Tools to Preview Your Email

Whether you’re part of a large marketing team or a freelance email developer, email testing should be an important part of your workflow. It can save you the embarrassment, brand repercussions and lost ROI of a broken email. Now that we’ve established how important testing is – which email testing tool is right for you? … Continue reading “Top Email Testing Tools to Preview Your Email”

How to Make Your Emails Bulletproof

If you’ve been in the email development field for a while, you might have heard the word “bulletproof” thrown around. Developers often use the term in conjunction with an email element, such as a bulletproof button. But what makes an email element bulletproof? And how do you code a bulletproof element? What Does ‘Bulletproof’ Mean? … Continue reading “How to Make Your Emails Bulletproof”