FreePSDFiles has a collection of three great email newsletter templates in PSD format. Fully layered files make it easy to customize to fit your client’s color scheme and artwork. These files are free for personal or commercial use.
If you thought Siri was a gimmicky feature of iOS, think again—you can do more than schedule an appointment, check game scores, and search the web.
Paul over at OSXDaily has posted a simple tutorial to show you how to use Siri to author a complete email without touching the keyboard on your iPhone.
The trickiest part of using Siri is remember the commands necessary to use Siri to do a ton of different things.
Interesting read. I’ve worked for a few companies that tried having an “email-free day,” and even one that tried substituting various web-based messaging services for it. None have worked. Personally, I think it’s because people are too hung-up on sharing & communicating, and tend to procrastinate.
TechCrunch shared some interesting thoughts In Defense of Email.
Add an e-mail to your Reminders list on OS X to ensure that you remember to reply or complete a task. Here’s how.
If you create a lot of HTML emails, you surely spend a lot of time making sure those emails look as good as they possibly can no matter what email client the end-user might have. But you can’t possibly test for them all. Thankfully there is Litmus.
Send Litmus a copy of your email design, either by uploading the HTML or sending a test email. Within a couple of minutes you’ll see screenshots of your email as it’s rendered by all the different email clients. It couldn’t be easier.
To be clear, Litmus is a professional service; it’s not for the casual user. Litmus costs a minimum of $49 per month for the basic service, and goes up to $300 per month for the premium. It sounds expensive, even at the low end, but I don’t know of any professional digital design firms that don’t use Litmus (or a similar service).
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A cross between Tweetie/Sparrow app for Mac and Pinterest. I have to admit, the author hit the nail on the head with his description of webmail services. They’re an ugly mess, and AOL’s Alto webmail service looks interesting. Great review!
Litmus, a company that tracks email campaigns, has published a report that shows where people are viewing their email. Not surprisingly, Outlook leads the way with 37%. The interesting factor is that mobile email has jumped from 7% to 15%.
Litmus put together a great infographic to display the results of their tests. It’s important for designers and campaign managers to know how their clients are reading their email, because it directly affects the technical aspects of the email design.