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The Best Email Designs in the Universe (that came into my inbox)

Occasionally, but not very often, I get involved in sending out marketing emails. I don’t like doing it, partly because it makes me feel dirty (even though the lists are qualified), and partly because designing HTML emails is a proper pain in the arse. So, any inspiration to help make the job easier has to be a good thing and this site contains 100’s of examples of good email design.

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We know building HTML emails is hard, especially responsive emails. That’s why we created Foundation for Emails. Get away from complex table markup and inconsistent results. Use Foundation for Emails to spend less time coding emails, and more time on other things, like building amazing products.

I really do not like working with HTML emails. In fact, I normally opt for sending plain text, if I can get away with it. However, this looks like it might help to lessen some of the pain.

Use javascript to bulk process company html email signatures image/svg+xml

Email signatures are part of any company’s branded elements. They set the tone to a wider corporate communication plan, introduce visual elements and communicate important information. Emails are a powerful medium which has an amazing volume of client touch-points. The problem is that many times creating an email signature is overlooked as an element of the branding. Often each employee is left to input personal annotations, references, and styling cues which unintentionally erode a carefully planned communication program.

At my place of work, our junior team members manually create email signatures for new employees. I think there is an element of copy ‘n’ paste involved, but all the specific details are entered manually. This seems like a much more logical way of doing it. If I remember, I might take a look at doing something similar, it should only take a few minutes to write a script that queries active directory for employee details — I’m thinking that I could just do the back-end stuff, and then hand it over to our apprentices to finish off. It should make for an interesting project for them.