In the 68th episode of The Email Design Podcast, Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez discuss the possibility of iOS 11 dropping support for HTML5 video, Yahoo! Mail getting a brand new redesign, Google to stop reading your Gmail emails, and more. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.
In this episode:
- (0:31) iOS 11 beta does not support HTML5 video: After a storied history, it looks like iOS may be dropping support for the <video> tag once again.
- (4:25) Yahoo! Mail gets a redesign: There aren’t any public statements of changing to the underlying rendering engine, but we always need to be on the lookout when such changes arise.
- (8:07) Google to stop reading your emails: All Gmail users will no longer have their emails scanned by Google for ad re-targeting. Ads will continue to appear inside the free version of Gmail, as promoted messages. But instead of scanning a user’s email, the ads will now be targeted with other personal information Google already pulls from sources such as search and YouTube.
- (14:46) Duotone filter images: Kim and Chris from AWeber created this free nifty tool to generate duotone images for emails.
- (16:30) Paperplane email templates: These premium email templates, with support for MailChimp and Shopify, are some of our favorite designed templates to date—not to mention Litmus-tested.
- (19:20) Topol: Another easy-to-use drag-and-drop editor based off customizations from the MJML framework.
- (22:07) Email of the Week: Fargo is Back
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