Interactive Email

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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Interactive Hotspots in Email

Interactive hotspots, or user initiated information overlays are an effective way to deliver additional contextual information on an image.

This article goes over how to implement hotspots in email as well as showcase some examples of effective hotspot implementations...

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Four Interactive Email Fallback Strategies

A key consideration when building interactive email or kinetic campaigns is fallback content planning. Specifically what content to display in clients that do not support interactive email content.

Check out this article to learn the four fallback strategies.

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Falling Basketball With CSS Fixed Positioning

This is a cool interactive email featuring a falling basketball. This email takes advantage of the thin and tall nature of a mobile email client for its effect.

Apparently fixed positioning support is going away in iOS10. Here's your last chance to

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