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Fade in Text Effects for Email

Adding subtle text animations in your email hero area can add some sophistication into your design. Although not every email client supports CSS animations, here is a simple technique you can use to display a slow drop down and fade in effect

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How to Fix Jittery CSS Animations in iOS Mail

Here is a technique that solves a common kind of animation jitteriness in iOS Mail. Under certain conditions, quick, single iteration (non-repeating) CSS animations in iOS tend to skip - causing movements to look glitchy and jarring.

A solution is to increase the

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Using -webkit no Longer Needed for CSS Animations in Email

Its 2018 and email clients that support CSS animations no longer require the -webkit vendor prefix when using the animation CSS property or @keyframes rule.

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Bubble Wrap in Email With Sound Effects

Self regenerating bubble wrap with popping noises. Here's an example of making sound effects in email.

This example works in iOS Mail, Apple Mail and the Samsung email client. Try it out for yourself with this Bubble Wrap in Email example

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Magic 8 Ball: Achieving Pseudo-Random Outcomes In Interactive Email

I built an email incorporating an interactive Magic 8 Ball for Email on Acid. This technique uses a technique animating a series of labels over a button to achieve a "pseudo" random outcome when the user presses the button.

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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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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

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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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Email on Acid’s Choose Your Adventure Interactive Email

I built an interactive email for Email on Acid’s 4th of July campaign with a “Choose Your Adventure” format. The email featured a scenario that is so familiar to those of us who build email campaigns, where a bug is discovered right

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My Interview With MailChimp

I was interviewed by the folks at MailChimp for a newsletter series they were doing on interactive email. FreshInbox: On a Mission to Take Interactive Email Mainstream FreshInbox founder Justin Khoo — who started his career as an internet engineer for GE, built websites

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