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Responsive HTML Email

Optimize Your Email for the Mobile Market

It’s official: mobile email is now in the lead, surpassing webmail and desktop client usage by a large margin. In this class you’ll learn best practices for executing a responsive email design that will ensure an excellent user experience for desktop, webmail, and mobile users. We’ll show you how easy it is to set up a single-column email with a fluid layout that will work across devices and email clients. We’ll also show you how to create a more complex newsletter that, with the help of media queries, will go from a 2-column layout to a single column on most mobile devices.

This advanced level course is designed for people who are already familiar with web development and have prior experience coding HTML email. If you have some experience with HTML and CSS but have never coded an HTML email before, we recommend you take our HTML Email course to learn the basics before you take this class.

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Price: $650 Click for Discounts

  • 12 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Simple Responsive Layout: Part I

Topics

  • Coding the Outer Table
  • Placing the Header Image
  • Nesting an Inner Table
  • Adding the Text-Based Content
  • Fixing a Gap Below Images
Simple Responsive Layout: Part II

Topics

  • Styling the Content Using Embedded Styles
  • Managing Bulleted Lists
  • Making the Email Responsive
  • Introduction to Media Queries
2-Column Layout: Media Queries

Topics

  • Coding the Nested Table Structure
  • Writing Styles for Desktop and Mobile Versions
  • Media Queries for Fine Tuning Mobile Responsive Design
  • Modifying Media Queries

Section 2
Mobile-Friendly Column Layout

Topics

  • Coding the Table for the 2-Column Content
  • Converting the Mobile Layout to 1-Column
  • Adding the Other Date Listings
  • Refining the CSS for a Classier Look
Optimizing Images for Mobile

Topics

  • HTML Email Image Quality: A Balancing Act
  • Dealing with Hi-Res/Retina Images
  • Swapping the Banner on Mobile
  • Further Optimizing the Mobile Banner
Responsive Footer

Topics

  • Structuring the Footer Layout
  • Styling the Footer
  • Optimizing the Footer for Smaller Mobile Devices
Optimizing the Mobile Layout

Topics

  • Sizing Up Paragraph Text on Mobile
  • Removing Excess Margins on Mobile
  • Removing the Table Borders
Section 3
Best Practices: Preflight

Topics

  • Adding a Preheader to Entice Mobile Users
  • Inlining the Styles with MailChimp’s Inliner
  • Reviewing Email Client Results
Hybrid 2-Column Layout: Mobile-First Development

Topics

  • Normalizing Styles for Consistency
  • Wireframing the Email Structure
  • Structuring the Sidebar
  • Coding the Footer
Hybrid 2-Column Layout: Part II

Topics

  • Adding the Logo
  • Placing the Content
  • Adding a Preheader
  • Refining the Appearance with CSS
Hybrid 2-Column Layout: Responsive Techniques

Topics

  • Adding Desktop Widths and Styles
  • Coding Responsive Columns that Work on Gmail
  • Stacking Columns in Reverse Order
Section 4
Client-Specific Fixes

Topics

  • Adding Microsoft Conditional Statements
  • Fine-Tuning with Media Queries
  • Optimizing Font Sizes on Mobile
  • Adding CSS3 Support for Windows Phone
Progressive Enhancement

Topics

  • Using Border-Radius
  • Bulletproof Buttons
  • Adding Box Shadows
  • Embedding Google Fonts
Preflight and Testing

Topics

  • Removing Table Borders
  • Inlining the CSS
  • Sending Tests with PutsMail