⚠️ This is an old post
It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.
You've been warned! Onwards…
I have spent a fair amount of time this week working on creating an email template. It is like creating a webpage, however without any form of standards. Somethings will work perfectly in one email client, say Gmail, and entirely fail in another, say Outlook. And then when you fix that weird quirk in Outlook, something else completely odd will break in Gmail.
It's been a bit of a headache.
I have however discovered a pair of tools that have made everything slightly better, and I'm sharing them for two reasons:
HTML emails require all the CSS to be inline, otherwise pain and hurt occurs. The handy MailChimp CSS Inliner takes <style> s and turns them into style="". Handy.
The majority of my email templates end up going though MailChimp, however it is not great for that final round of testing where you are testing one small bit, correcting something, sending the email again, tweaking, and loop. Puts Mail allows you to quickly update a template, fire off and test and then go again.
Anyone else have a handy tools for email testing?