Jason Rodriguez

Writer, designer, web + email advocate.

Writing & Things of Interest

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Published on August 23, 2017

This is a brilliant execution of a very interesting idea. And a good reminder to keep up the good fight against distraction.

Email Design Podcast Roundup

Published on August 18, 2017

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:

Fun Facts About Confederate Statues

Published on August 18, 2017

The Nib at it again. Kudos to Scott Bateman for summarizing things so effectively.

Logbook: August 17, 2017

Published on August 17, 2017

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.

Plans Change

Published on August 15, 2017

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.

Logbook: August 14, 2017

Published on August 14, 2017

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…