Email Design

Emails That Make Our Inbox Smile

It goes without saying, 2019 was a great year for email. We saw a few bad emails sure, but we also read some amazing ones. There were lots of “favorite” emails floating around our inboxes at Email on Acid. To kickoff the new year we decided to spotlight some of our top picks. So buckle … Continue reading “Emails That Make Our Inbox Smile”

Don’t Be Fooled by These 8 Email Marketing Myths

With over 347 new blog posts created each minute, it’s hard to sift through every article to find out which posts are based on facts, and which are based on fiction. That’s why we decided to uncover 8 email marketing myths circulating around the web and prove why they’re totally unfounded.

Seasonal Email and Subject Line Inspiration for Fall

Fall marks the beginning of a quarter-long marketing push for many brands. The holidays are just around the corner and it’s prime time to start spreading a little seasonal love to subscribers before the onslaught of holiday promotions and specials. We’ve seen a plethora of fall and Halloween-themed emails come across our inboxes over the … Continue reading “Seasonal Email and Subject Line Inspiration for Fall”

Our Experiment with an Interactive Email Design

By Paul Kirby and Ed Ball When you send an interactive email, it’s important to consider not just what code tricks you’re going to use, but also what you’re using interactivity for. Without a strategic goal, interactivity is just a way to get attention, and doesn’t offer much more than a traditional email would. With … Continue reading “Our Experiment with an Interactive Email Design”

Government Email Marketing: Email Design Tips for the Public Sector

As an industry, government marketing emails rank second in open rates and third in click-through rates (CTRs) according to Mailchimp’s Email Marketing Benchmarks. With that level of subscriber engagement, it’s important to know what the email best practices for government are. John Thies recently sat down with Adobe’s Jonathan Benett, IT and public sector business … Continue reading “Government Email Marketing: Email Design Tips for the Public Sector”

Push Creative Boundaries with Unlimited Live Email Tests

There are times when it’s best to play a situation safe: double checking you have your ID before you leave for the airport, driving on the correct side of the road, testing every email before you hit send, the basics. And then there are times when an email marketer should take risks, like trying out … Continue reading “Push Creative Boundaries with Unlimited Live Email Tests”

10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mobile Email Design

Not only is mobile here to stay, it’s on the rise.

If you’re not optimizing your email campaigns for mobile, you’re missing out on a BIG chunk of change.

Email Developers Who Are Making Email Better

This post was updated on June 21, 2019. It was originally published in November, 2015. Email geeks make email better. How? By discovering and sharing tactics that elevate user experience that brands can employ. This is what makes them the heart of the tight knit community that shares a love of email. These cape-less superheroes … Continue reading “Email Developers Who Are Making Email Better”

Favorite Email Roundup: May 2019

This month, our blog has seen some pretty big updates around email development and strategy: coding HTML email background images, media queries CSS and optimizing inbox display are just a few that were covered. The email inspiration coming up follows suit. With our sights set on pushing the development envelope, we couldn’t help but notice … Continue reading “Favorite Email Roundup: May 2019”

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

Media queries can be used to target certain resolutions or even specific email clients and can replace or work alongside fluid hybrid design. With the latest update to, all modern webmail clients now support media queries (with some caveats). We have seen a resurgence in queries and interest in how to use them, which we’ll … Continue reading “Media Queries Demystified: CSS Min-Width and Max-Width”

Favorite Email Roundup: April 2019

We’ve covered a lot of ground this month. From using interactive elements to increasing deliverability rates and optimizing preview text, there’s a lot that goes in to sending one good-looking email. In this month’s roundup of email marketing inspiration, the following emails sparked an abundance of joy (to quote Marie Kondo). Magic Touch (BBC) Interactive … Continue reading “Favorite Email Roundup: April 2019”

Tips for Email UX and Design Best Practices

I only have 50 milliseconds to grab your attention. The same holds true when you go to capture a user’s attention in an email. User experience (UX) is important, and while there is ample content out there for anyone interested in learning more about web UX, there seems to be less when it comes to … Continue reading “Tips for Email UX and Design Best Practices”

Favorite Email Roundup: March 2019

Now that newer versions of Outlook are starting to play nice with GIFs, it seems like brands are adding GIFs to email campaigns everywhere. And they’re popping up in more than just hero images. So, this month, we’re getting GIFy with it and dedicating our roundup to some animated emails that recently landed in our … Continue reading “Favorite Email Roundup: March 2019”

New Ideas for Using Animated GIFs in Email

Adding a bit of movement into an email can bring the message to life and elevate your email marketing. As these five brands have shown us, GIF hero image designs wow the recipient into checking out what an email has to offer. But there are some other ways a GIF can enhance an email. In … Continue reading “New Ideas for Using Animated GIFs in Email”

5 Brands That Are Using GIFs to Elevate Their Email Marketing

The emergence of animated GIFs in email makes it clear that these animations can draw and focus attention on your product in an incredibly powerful way. These five brands have proven just how effective – and fun – GIFs can be in email.

Favorite Email Roundup: February 2019

February: The month of love, flowers, and Valentine’s Day emails from every brand and newsletter you subscribe to. We sure saw a lot of 😍, 💖 and 💐 in our inboxes. As we look back on our favorite emails from the last month, we had a couple of lovey-dovey emails make the list. But don’t … Continue reading “Favorite Email Roundup: February 2019”

Looking at Email Accessibility Standards by Industry

In 2019, our world seems hyper-connected with communication tools and the internet always at our fingertips. But for many people with disabilities, staying connected isn’t always easy, and some activities, like reading emails or browsing the web, can require extra time or added technology. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2017 there were more … Continue reading “Looking at Email Accessibility Standards by Industry”

How Access to Real-Time Subscriber Data Affects Email Design

Any email marketer worth their salt can tell you that data is everything when it comes to getting the results you want. Customers have never been more discerning about what hits their inbox, and it’s never been more challenging for brands to break through the clutter and get customers’ attention in the inbox. So many … Continue reading “How Access to Real-Time Subscriber Data Affects Email Design”

Email Marketing Inspiration from Casper, Grammarly, Evernote and More

Okay, we’ll admit it, we kind of forgot about this month’s round-up of email design inspiration. Truthfully, we’ve been busy with some exciting new developments at Email on Acid, and it slipped our mind. Then, the first week of the month rolled by faster than you could say, “product launch email.” Stop making excuses. Time … Continue reading “Email Marketing Inspiration from Casper, Grammarly, Evernote and More”

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