The toolbox of an Email Developer

After watching the amazing “How to Beat Email Clients with Email Hacks” panel talk by Brian Graves, Fabio Carneiro, and Kevin Mandeville at The Email Design Conference 2014, I was inspired to write a post about the tools I use to create emails. As a foreword, if you have any questions about any of the tools or features I mention below you can ask in the comment section at the end of the post, or, reach out to me on Twitter. Hardware Like a lot of people, I’m a big fan of Apple Products. My current set up is a 15″ Macbook Pro which I do all my work from. I also have another laptop that dual boots Ubuntu and…

Code like it’s 2014

Email has always been an underdog, there’s no denying that. You can regularly see non-email folks complaining on Twitter about having to do HTML email. People see it as an archaic and frustrating system. The phrase I always see thrown around is “Code like it’s 1999”. The truth is, that’s not at true at all. There are lots of people innovating email technology for both email developers and the end user. Behind the scenes For the people tasked with creating emails there’s a lot of cool stuff going on that can really change the way an email is built. Mark Robbins is using CSS animations and a bit of clever code to create a tap based game that works in…