Email Accessibility for Designers: 8 Best Practices You Should Follow

Visual design is more than mere decoration. Great email designs aren’t just pretty, but make it easy for your subscribers to digest your content, find key information, and take action quickly—regardless of your subscribers’ ability. With that, email design has a significant impact on email accessibility.

If you’re looking to create more accessible email campaigns, optimizing your email design is just as important as writing accessible email copy and optimizing your code. How? Here are 8 best practices you should follow to ensure your campaigns are designed for everyone, regardless of ability.

Delivering Episode 9: An Interview with Dan Oshinsky on BuzzFeed, The New Yorker, and Email in Journalism

In this episode of Delivering, host Jason Rodriguez chats with Dan Oshinsky, the former director of newsletters at The New Yorker and Buzzfeed, and current proprietor of Not a Newsletter and Inbox Collective. Dan and Jason dig into email’s role in journalism, how to vet newsletter ideas, what email professionals should stop doing, and embracing Google Docs.

The Difference Between Deliverability and Delivery Rate

“How’s our deliverability doing? Oh, it’s really strong—we’ve seen a delivery rate of 98% for the last few email campaigns, with only a small handful of bounces.” If you ever heard someone say this sentence, you’ve witnessed someone fall for the most common misconception about deliverability.

The biggest mix-up we see when we talk to customers is that deliverability is discussed in terms of delivery rate. This simply isn’t true. Delivery rate is a valuable metric to consider, but it is not the same as deliverability. Let’s set the record straight.

[Ebook] The Anatomy of a Broken Email: Errors That Make Marketers Shudder and How to Fix Them

We’ve all been there: You spend a lot of time and effort crafting the perfect email, only to learn that the email that looked beautiful in your email editor doesn’t look great out in the real world. It doesn’t matter if you’re day 1 or day 1000 on the job, an email marketer by trade or by circumstance, a designer or a coder. Email mistakes happen to all of us—and they come in a lot of different shapes.

In this ebook, we look at the most common email mistakes that can impact the success of your campaign, break down what you can do to prevent them, and help you stop send anxiety in its tracks.

How often do email apps change? More often than you might think!

There are a few email client details that can derail the email you worked so hard on. Email clients change your email code before it hits the recipient’s inbox. Sometimes this is to your benefit, and sometimes these edits lead to breaks. Updates to an app are the actual invisible ISP hand that you need to be aware of.

To shed light on how often email apps change, we took a look at the version histories for the biggest players.

Email Marketer, Party of One: The Communities You Should Join to Feel Less Alone

Raise your hand if you didn’t start your career in email and just sort of… ended up there. Maybe it was the natural next step, maybe you took over someone’s responsibilities when they left, or maybe your company decided to add an email program to their overall marketing strategy. Others wrangle email as one of their multitudes of other responsibilities.

If you’re an email marketing team of one at your company or just need some extra support, take a deep breath: you are not alone. The email community is alive and well, and there are many ways you can connect with people just like you all over the world. Here are some of our favorites.

Why Email Testers Are The Unsung Marketing Heroes

You know the effort you put into creating perfect email experiences day in and day out, but sometimes it’s hard to articulate your contributions. Next time you find yourself explaining your efforts to your boss, keep in mind the following reasons why email testers are crucial to company success.

How to Make Email for Everyone in 3 Easy Steps: Webinar Recording + Q&A

Email accessibility has been voted one of the hottest email design trends of 2019, and is now a priority for the majority of brands. But it’s also true that many marketers don’t know how to get started with making their emails more inclusive.

Implementing accessibility best practices is easier than you think. In this webinar, Litmus’ accessibility experts, Jason Rodriguez and Alice Li, walk through the stats and research that prove investing in accessibility is worth it and share the 3 steps you’ll have to take to create better email for everyone. 

Didn’t have a chance to watch the webinar live? Don’t worry. We’ve got the full recording and Q&A for you.

Emails Litmus Loves: Birthday Emails Worth Celebrating

“Surprise and delight your subscribers!” It’s a phrase email marketers read and hear often. A popular option for brands to do just that is a birthday email—an automated email sent on the subscribers’ birthday. But what makes an effective birthday email?

I celebrated my birthday this month—and my inbox was chock-full of emails from brands helping me celebrate. But there were a few that stood out. Here are the five birthday emails I loved the most and what tactics you can steal from them to really surprise and delight your subscribers on their birthday.