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”
The team at Email on Acid wanted to do something extra special to announce our Month of Giving holiday contest. So we came up with a fun design featuring “Email Gnomes” to give away gifts. At the centerpiece of this email, we designed a scratch-off ticket. Now, “scratch off” functionality doesn’t really exist in email—at … Continue reading “How to Create a “Scratch Off” Effect in Email HTML”
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”
We’ve previously discussed how to incorporate AR into email and wanted to touch on other ways you can add interactive email elements to enhance your campaign without adding too much weight. With this simple click-to-reveal method we’ll go over, you can easily implement a bit of suspense and user activity into any campaign. Using CSS … Continue reading “How to Make an Interactive Email with Click-to-Reveal Code”
Do you want to add detail to an image, share some information, or have another crazy idea that involves using an interactive hotspot in email? This guide should help you get the basics into your HTML and CSS, so only your imagination will hold you back! Email Client Support To enable hotspots in your email … Continue reading “How to Create Interactive Hotspots in Email”
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 … Continue reading “5 New Ways to Use Interactive Email Elements”
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]”
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.
Google has announced plans to expand its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project to email. Learn what AMP for Email is and how it works.
This article covers a technique to implement an interactive Magic 8 Ball using only CSS.
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.
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.
The filmstrip plus technique builds upon the filmstrip interactive email technique to add interactivity support to the Apple Mail and Outlook for Mac clients.
The filmstrip technique simplifies the creation of interactive email in addition to bringing interactive email to the Gmail app.
Learn how you can build interactive games, carousels and product filters in email using an interactive quiz technique.
Sometimes it is difficult to decide if you should let your CSS animations loop or only execute once. Here is a technique that lets the recipient of your email replay animations on demand.
Whether they be to engage or delight recipients or to show their creative chops, here are some really cool campaigns that leverage interactivity and advanced CSS animations that we came across the past holiday season.
An interactive email created by Camille and miah from table tr td featuring the iconic Minesweeper PC game recently caught our eyes. We decided to reach out and ask them their inspiration for the email and get their thoughts on interactive campaigns.
We built an interactive word puzzle email to feature our December promotion. Learn all the CSS tricks we used to make this email interactive and engaging in the inbox.