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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Android and iOS9 General Sibling Selector (~) Bug

In my experiment's I've often found that certain native Android (4.x) email clients do not support the general sibling selector (~). The general sibling selector is handy because it offers more creative freedom than the adjacent sibling (+) selector...

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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 term “kinetic email” to refer to the techniques used. However, what exactly is kinetic email?

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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 had kindly shared their designs with me after I inquired about the emails...

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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 over Twitter that got them to take notice :)

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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 you’re tired of table based layouts and seeing your designs break on Outlook, I urge you to share the article among your colleagues and friends.

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Yahoo! Mail Removes CSS Under Comments. Here’s How To Take Advantage Of It.

One of the lesser known quirks of Yahoo! Mail involves their CSS parser removing the next CSS style after comments. In this article, we'll go into how to address this issue by adding a phantom selector under comments as well as using this to your benefit by using it as a means to target Yahoo! Mail.

Strangely however, the comment bug only affects the Webmail version and not the Yahoo! Mail app...

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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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