Jason Rodriguez

Writer, designer, web + email advocate.

Latest Writing & Things of Interest

Link: Declining Complexity in CSS

November 16, 2017

A good post from Mr. Eric Meyer about the perceived complexity of modern CSS. I totally agree that it’s less about complexity, and more about possibility. Are there more properties and techniques available than ever before in CSS? Yes. But are they necessarily more complex than what we’ve been using for so long? Nope.

The Better Email on Design

October 31, 2017

After months of hard work and one too many late nights, the wait is over. The Better Email on Design is now available for purchase.

the better email book cover

The Better Email on Design is the ultimate guide to understanding HTML email design and development. It teaches you how to build robust, responsive, and interactive HTML email campaigns that your subscribers will devour. Both the book and videos dive into topics like email structure, typography and accessibility, using images, responsive design, and even adding animation and interactivity to your email campaigns.

If you want a handbook to quickly reference when you’re building your own emails, the 225-page PDF book will be your best friend. If you want your own, personal email development workshop, there are over 6 hours of step-by-step video tutorials available, too. Combined, they create the only email design and development course you’ll ever need.

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Link: Reboot, Resets, and Reasoning

October 23, 2017

Cool little overview of CSS resets over the years from Chris Coyier. Kind of want to do something similar for email resets but, you know, there’s only so much time in the day…

Logbook: October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

Wiped out after a nearly full day of meetings. One of those days where you have to run to the bathroom and grab the quickest of bites to eat between each one.

It makes me wonder why all businesses eventually trend towards more meetings. Why is that? If I were running a company, I’d do damned near everything possible to protect employees’ time.