Responsive Rollover Images for Email

A while back I wrote an article that demonstrated a method to create rollover images in email using background images. However the old method requires the width of the image to be fixed because the background-size property is not uniformly supported by all email clients.

This article goes into how to create responsive rollover images.

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The Outlook Rosetta Stone

Jason Rodriguez and Ed Giardina dug up from the annals of the internets the Microsoft Office HTML and XML Reference. It contains a comprehensive list of the infamous Outlook (and Office) mso- properties and their uses. This document might one day be seen as an artifact of email's dark history but right now, its a reminder of why Outlook is a pain in every email designer's... workflow.

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The Ultimate Email CSS Animation Guide

Alex Ilhan dishes the dirt on CSS animations in email. Lots of juicy techniques to experiment with.

Part 1: Overview, the pros & cons and examples

Part 2: How to code animations

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Gmail Reverts Interactive Email Disabling Change

Well that was quick! A day after Gmail made changes to their CSS filters blocking interactive CSS elements, they've seemingly rolled it back.

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Gmail No Longer Supports Interactive Email :(

As of today Gmail strips all attribute selectors and the :hover and :checked pseudo-class and that means no more interactivity in the Gmail inbox.

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Yahoo! Mail adds overflow:auto to elements with max-width and max-height

Last week, the email geek-verse blew up when certain emails especially hybrid coded emails started breaking in Yahoo! Mail. Although Yahoo! Mail and Gmail has always converted height to min-height, Yahoo! Mail went the extra mile and began converting width to min-width as well. This is a problem because hybrid emails frequently limit width with [...]

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Outlook.com Alters Styles of Elements Next to Checkboxes

Sometime over the past two weeks, OWA - Office 365 Webmail or the new Outlook.com started introducing side effects to their processing of checkboxes in email. Styles of elements following checkboxes are either removed or styles applied to checkboxes are being appended to these elements...

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Interactive Carousels in Email: HP ENVY & B&Q Outdoor Furniture

This week we were treated to not one but TWO campaigns featuring image carousels and I'm especially excited about both of these campaigns for reasons I'll explain below...

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Tracking User Interactions in Email With Google Analytics

This is a follow up to Tracking User Interactions in Email (Part 1) which covered the mechanics of tracking user interactions in email using the selective loading of background images. This post will cover how to use Google Analytics to serve up the tracking pixel and provide the tracking reports...

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Tracking Actions in Interactive Email

One of the questions I get a lot is, these interactive email techniques are great but how do I know if users are actually interacting with them? This article will cover some techniques on how you can track user interaction within an email with the selective loading of background images....

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