Interactive Email

Labels With Images May Not Be Clickable in Internet Explorer

If you've been experimenting with interactive email, you may find that carousels with image thumbnails may not trigger in Yahoo! Mail or AOL when viewed in Internet Explorer even though they support interactivity. Thankfully there are workarounds that allow you put

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Tinder Inspired Interactive Email: Interview With Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House sent a Tinder themed interactive email this past Valentines.

I took the opportunity to interview Cassie Spencer, Manager of Email Marketing on the Email on Acid blog to discover some of the inspirations and challenges they came across when building

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How to Implement Sliding Carousel Transitions

This article goes into the details on adding sliding transitions between images in a image carousel for email.

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How to Restart CSS Animations in Email Using The :active Pseudo-Class

One of the questions often asked about CSS animations is "Why use CSS animations when an animated gif works in many more clients?"

Until now, the answer seems to be that CSS animations are more fluid, has smaller filesize and a much higher

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Sonic the Hedgehog Game in Email

One of the exciting possibilities of interactive email is games. Kristian Robinson of Two built two really cool versions of Sonic the Hedgehog games that you can play within an email. I was blown away with the slick execution of both

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:hover Pseudo-Class Limitations on iOS Mail

Pseudo-classes such as :hover and :checked are work-horses of interactive email.

However you should be aware that the :hover pseudo-class will only activate on certain elements in the iOS email client and knowing this can save you some headaches when troubleshooting

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Holiday Interactive Emails

The holidays are a busy time for email marketers as it is the peak shopping season. However the holidays also provide a ripe opportunity to for email marketers to fire up their creative juices.

Here are some really cool campaigns that

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Minesweeper Interactive Email: An Interview with Camille Palu and miah roberts

Camille and miah have been creating some pretty cool interactive emails lately on their table tr td website. One of the really cool ones is this interactive Minesweeper game that you can play right in the email!

Check out this

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CSS Animations: Star Wars in Email Redux

The recent highly anticipated Star Wars spin off Rogue One featured the iconic AT-AT walkers in a pitched battle scene. I thought it would be apt to bring attention to this article posted last year featuring an animated AT-AT walker rendered in

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How to Implement the Ken Burns Effect in Email

Ken Burns effects are slow pan and zoom animations that are often applied to images to bring about a "video like" quality. The effects can liven up a carousel or can be used with other interactive techniques to make an email more

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