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A Technical Take on iOS15 Mail Privacy Protection

By now the topic of Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection change for the upcoming iOS 15 is on everyone’s lips.  A Brief Overview On June 7, during Apple’s WWDC21 conference, it announced Mail Privacy Protection for their Mail app on iOS 15, iPadOS

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Testing Apple’s Pixelgeddon: How To Build Your Own Email “Open” Tracking Pixel

During this year’s Apple WWDC conference, Apple announced an upcoming feature for iOS 15 that will be available for iOS devices called Mail Privacy Protection. One of the major features of Mail Privacy Protection is that images will be downloaded in the

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Designing Creative Transactional Emails to Stand Out in the Inbox

Businesses that use email marketing use it explicitly to promote deals and product launches. However, they often ignore transactional emails which should be a fundamental part of their email marketing strategy. These are emails that are often overlooked as boring or unimportant,

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A Free, Quick Tool to Test Your Email in Dark Mode

Have you always wanted a quick and easy way to test your emails in dark mode without having to send a test to your device? Good news! I built a Dark Mode for Email Simulator. Check the legibility of your text, logo

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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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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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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

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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

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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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