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Email Design Podcast #75: A Truly Table-less Email Layout and Litmus Launches A Chrome Extension

In the 75th episode of The Email Design Podcast, Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez talk about a truly table-less email layout, Litmus’ new Chrome extension, using Typekit fonts in email, and more. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.

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In this episode:

  • (0:40) A Truly Table-less Email Layout: Mark Robbins debuted a single column layout that uses no tables (even for Outlook) in the #EmailHacks session at Litmus Live London.
  • (6:18) Email Camera: Rémi Parmentier discovered a way to take and use pictures within an email on iOS for the #EmailHacks session at Litmus Live London.
  • (11:00) Litmus Extension: Litmus launched a new Chrome extension that allows you to test local HTML emails directly on your desktop (with *any* code editor) or inside your email service provider (currently supports Salesforce Marketing Cloud, MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, IBM Watson Campaign Automation, and Eloqua).
  • (16:12) 2017 Email Stats According to Adobe: People are checking email 27% less but prefer it 24% more as the preferred method of contact from brands. They view email more as a business task than personal pleasure. And despite social media, millennials are still using email.
  • (20:48) Typekit fonts now available for HTML emails: You can now use Typekit fonts in HTML emails with either the <link> tag or CSS @import method.
  • (23:21) Is Google getting ready to buy Marketo?: After a new partnership announcement that will integrate Google’s artificial intelligence and G Suite apps, we discuss the rumor if Google could acquire Marketo (or another email service provider).
  • (27:48) Email of the Week: Uber Connect Your Calendar

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Kevin Mandeville

Kevin Mandeville

Kevin Mandeville was a Product Manager at Litmus