Faux-Fixed Interactive Email Scrolling Technique

I wrote on the Email on Acid blog a technique to mimic fixed positioning yet works on a surprising number of email clients, namely: iOS (iPhone, iPad), Apple Mail, Outlook for Mac, Gmail Webmail and Mobile Apps (yes!) and Yahoo! Webmail...

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Email Monks Email Design Contest

The folks at Email Monks are running a design contest with some pretty cool prizes. If you want a chance to show off that cool interactive email you built last year, now is the time to do it! The contest ends on January 10th.

Head over to: https://contest.emailmonks.com/

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Faux-Video: Video in Email Using Sprites

Kristian Robinson implemented a technique to display a set of videos using JPEG sprites for UK's Channel 4. This technique involves converting a video into a grid of scenes in JPEG and using CSS animation display the "faux-video"...

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Changing the Stacking Order of Elements Without z-index

I recently learned that its possible to change the stacking order of elements without using z-index. This can be done by using other CSS properties to create what is called a new "stacking context"...

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Swipe to Reveal Technique

Check out this swipe to reveal technique created by Daniel Sivan from Wired Messenger. This technique overlays a foreground image over a background and uses padding to "push" the image to the right of a container leaving a "handle" that the user can use to drag the content into view.

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First Aid Fix For iOS 11 Rendering Issues

With the advent of iOS 11, designers are reporting wierd quirks with their design when opened in a device running the latest operating system, particularly when it comes to zooming or right vertical gaps in the email. One of the first things you should try if this happens is to add this tag to the head of your email...

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Apple Mail Sometimes Hides the Last Image in an Email

When you have an email with an image at the very bottom of an email, sometimes that image is not displayed in Apple Mail. This is a very strange bug that is unlikely to manifest in real campaigns because most emails contain footer text at the bottom. However this can be very frustrating and confusing when experimenting with different email designs and techniques...

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Radio Input Bug Causes Media Queries to Activate in Internet Explorer

When creating interactive email be careful if your design contains checked radio elements as it can cause some quirks when viewed in some Webmail clients like Yahoo! Mail and AOL Mail.

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Filmstrip Technique: Interactive Email in The Android Gmail App

Three of the biggest gripes about interactive email I hear (other than its a fad), is that interactive email is too complicated, its not supported in Gmail and that it won’t work in MailChimp. Here’s a technique that addresses all three!...

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Microsoft Interactive Email That Does Not Work on Microsoft Email Clients

I came across this interactive email featuring Microsoft Surface computers. The email uses an interactive accordion to display a list of Surface devices that expand and collapse when the recipient taps or clicks on an arrow within the accordion. I thought that this email was very well executed – it was simple and the interactivity [...]

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