Email

Gmail on Android doesn’t display background images on non-Gmail accounts

One of the features of Gmail on Android is that you can configure it to access email from non-Gmail accounts. However it appears that when doing so, background images are not displayed when emails from non-Gmail accounts are opened.

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Rollover or Tap to Reveal Technique in Email

Here's a way to implement a neat "rollover to reveal" message in email. You can send an email that has a teaser cover message that when the recipient hovers the cursor over the message it reveals a hidden surprise message...

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How To Hide Checkbox And Radio Inputs In Email

Hidden checkbox and radio inputs are becoming a staple way to introduce interactivity in email. Here's a simple way to hide these elements in all email clients...

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The Dawn of Kinetic Email

B&Q, a major UK retailer, attracted a lot of attention last year when the company sent a series of emails that featured fully interactive components using just HTML and CSS. In a press release, Oracle, the developer of the campaigns coined the

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Nest’s Email Carousels

Recently Google's Nest sent not one, not two but three(!) interactive emails containing image carousels to announce their new products - a new web cam, an updated smoke alarm and mobile apps. The designers of the email Jonathan Chinchilla and Eric Lepetit

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Gallery of Common Outlook Rendering Issues

The following are side-by-side screenshots comparing how some emails rendered in Outlook vs another mainstream email client such as Yahoo! Mail or Gmail. I have annotated the images to refer to the issues in the test email above...

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The Outlook Team Reaches Out

I was recently contacted by Julia Foran a Program Manager on the Desktop Outlook team for some background on Outlook's rendering issues. It must have been the Microsoft, It's Time to Address Outlook's Proprietary Email Format article or the needling

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Behold the Watch-HTML Mime Type for Apple Watch

Litmus just published a post on how you can create content that is specifically meant for the Apple Watch. Read on for some key takeaways...

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Microsoft, It’s Time to Address Outlook’s Proprietary Email Format

At the recent Build Developer Conference, Microsoft revealed their new tagline: Empower every developer.

I just posted an article on LinkedIn to remind Microsoft that email developers and designers still aren't feeling empowered since we're still stuck with Word HTML in Outlook.

If

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Goodbye Gmail Grid View

It looks like Gmail's Grid View is no more. The email design and marketing community (no doubt - the majority of Grid View's users) noticed that Grid View was no longer displaying in Gmail's Promotional Tab late last Friday

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