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Email Design Podcast #34: iOS 10 + Comcast Rendering, Outlook’s Focused Inbox, & CSS Filters in Email


In the 34th episode of The Email Design Podcast, hosts Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez break down iOS 10 and Comcast rendering, Outlook’s Focused Inbox, and CSS filters in email. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.

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In this episode:

  • (0:26) iOS 10 Rendering: We take a look at the key updates to iOS 10 including the return of <video> support, a new auto-scaling workaround and targeting hack, and the removal of iframe and position: fixed; support.
  • (5:55) Comcast webmail rendering: We review the important quirks of Comcast rendering, including a lack of ALT text and background image support along with a separate processor for Internet Explorer that doesn’t support max-width.
  • (11:34) Outlook’s Focused Inbox: Outlook is taking a page out of Gmail’s book and introducing a “Focused” tab, which serves as your default filter for the emails that matter to you the most.
  • (15:30) CSS filters in email: Jennifer Birks blogs about how to use CSS filters in email to add more styling to your images
  • (19:44) R.I.P. BlackBerry: We celebrate the death of this device nobody cares about anymore (except Alex Kelly)
  • (21:03) Email of the Week: Collaborative Fund: #FeaturingSubscribe to Collaborative Fund emails

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Kevin Mandeville

Kevin Mandeville

Kevin Mandeville was a Product Manager at Litmus