This is a brilliant execution of a very interesting idea. And a good reminder to keep up the good fight against distraction.
Writing & Things of Interest
It’s been a long time since I last posted any episodes of The Email Design Podcast, despite us still recording them on a weekly basis. To remedy that, here’s the latest episode, wherein I talk about my top five tips for making email campaigns more accessible.
I recorded that one solo, which was a first but hopefully not a last (sorry, Kevin!). Recording on my own was actually really fun, especially when I got to discuss a topic like accessibility in email.
If you want to catch up on some of the more recent episodes, here’s a list that should keep you busy for quite a while:
- Ep.72: Orange.fr and SFR.fr Rendering and Outlook.com Unveils a New UI
- Ep.71: Animated GIF Support in Windows 10 Mail and Faking Video in Email with CSS Animated Sprites
- Ep.70: Using Fractional Pixels, External Stylesheet Support, and Print Styles for Email
- Ep.69: Should We Stop Inlining CSS or Using Table-Based Layouts?
- Ep.68: iOS 11 Beta Removes Support for HTML5 Video and Google to Stop Reading Your Emails
- Ep.67: Implementing Transparency, Using @supports, and Embedding HTML5 Video in Email
- Ep.66: Canada Suspends CASL PRA and One-Click Checkouts in Email
- Ep.65: Litmus Community Q&A Rapid Fire
- Ep.64: The Future of Thunderbird Email Development and Microsoft Windows Email in VR
- Ep.63: Live Ask Us Anything
- Ep.62: A Deep Dive into the 2017 State of Email Workflows Report Part II
- Ep.61: A Deep Dive into the 2017 State of Email Workflows Report Part I
- Ep.60: How CodePen Approaches Email Design and Marketing with Chris Coyier
The Nib at it again. Kudos to Scott Bateman for summarizing things so effectively.
Found out yesterday that I need to have all four of my wisdom teeth yanked out. Not an exciting prospect, but if it helps get rid of the pain in my jaw, I’m all for it.
In other news, I’m inching closer and closer to announcing my next project. It started as a simple update to Professional Email Design but has grown into so much more. I’m getting very excited to get it out into the world.
I announced a while back that the second edition of Professional Email Design was coming out today. What I didn’t know then was that my plans for the second edition would evolve into a much larger project. That’s my way of saying that there won’t be a book update today. My plans have changed.
While I’m not ready to release a ton of information on that evolved project yet, I can provide a few more details.
- This is more than just a simple book update. While it still involves a book, it goes well beyond quick revisions.
- Everyone that has purchased the book will get free access to parts of the new project when it is ready.
- I’ll have more details (hopefully) later this week. Still working out some DNS and SSL issues.
- That project will be ready on October 10th.
I know a ton of you are itching for the update and I’m grateful for your patience. It sucks to postpone things this much, but I want to make sure I get it right.
I’ll be back later for more updates (once I fix those issues mentioned above), so stay tuned here or via my newsletter.
A lackluster day. Attended a few meetings, which were fine, and spent some time learning more about some new work. I’m excited about the new stuff on my plate, but think it will take a bit of time to get up-to-speed on it before becoming effective at managing it. That sounds reasonable, but the business is increasingly fast-paced and none of us seem to have any breathing room. My hunch is that could be problematic in the long run, but maybe we’ll get our bearings while blazing ahead. We’ll see.
I am very excited about my upcoming personal project, which I’ll be mentioning a bit tomorrow and revealing (hopefully) later this week, pending some DNS and SSL setup issues. More tomorrow…