email & coding resources

we all have them, secret places on the web that we go to find bits of code or tools that help make our jobs easier, but very few of us have a central place to find them - all those bookmarks that never follow us to new jobs. that's why i started this page, to catalog all the resources i've collected  - coding, design, inspiration, social media, strategy, and tutorials - so that not only i can find them, but also my fellow email marketers. here you'll be able to find inspiration, help, and industry leaders that will help you to succeed.

be sure to bookmark this page and visit it often.

*clicking on these resources will take you to a new page. if you should happen to find a dead link, please let me know.

coding | design | inspiration | social media | strategy | tutorials

coding

guide to css support in email - campaign monitor
a complete breakdown of the css support for every popular mobile, web and desktop email client on the planet

css in-liner and text version creator - premailer
use this handy site to inline your css and to create better looking text versions of your emails

blog - email on acid
billed as a testing platform, email on acid is much more. the blog is full of coding and design tips - this post is my go to for mobile-adaptive design, it is the simplest and most elegant solution i've found to jump into the world of adaptive-design coding

adaptive buttons
css resource for adaptive buttons on the mailchimp blog

3 ways to remove unwanted gaps between tables in outlook 2007 and 2010
great blog post from the team at email on acid

make html email buttons that rock
stumbled across this page, provides great sample code on how to make buttons that display through css

email wizardy
email code, design, strategy and templates

email monks
company devoted to designing and coding beautiful email templates

email design review
designer tips, and html tricks like using html5 in email

shape catcher
ever need a shape and don't know what it's called or know the the html or ascii code, this site allows you to draw the character or shape and it will return similar images, along with the codes

http://addtocalendar.com/
ever needed to include an "add to calendar" link in your emails, and get stuck with all the responses in your inbox of those attending, this site takes that pain away - built for websites, there is also a worksheet to include the code in your html emails, great for webinars
coding | inspiration | social media | strategy | tutorials

design
smashing magazine
designer blog out of germany that provides the web-community with tons of information

antwort responsive email designs
a repository for responsive email designs/templates that uses tables instead of float for better rendering and results

beautiful email newsletters
inspiration, inspiration, inspiration... check out this blog/site for the latest emails to cross the ether-nets

responsive email resources
a collection of tools and resources for responsive email design

exacttarget email swipe file
exacttarget has a great collection of emails for inspiration on their pinterest board

the complete guide to designing for email
found on the tuts+ website

responsive email patterns
brian graves has a collection of responsive email patterns over on get hub, can't say that i've used them in full but I have drawn inspiration from them to overcome design and coding challenges

email critic
they give the bloody truth about email marketing

kissmetrics
newest findings on email testing and analytics

marketingexperiments blog
experiments on optimization and research results

email design toolkit
exacttarget put together a pretty cool site for designing email

coding | design | social media | strategy | tutorials

inspiration
inspiration for email marketers comes in all forms and from a lot of sources - from modern design elements to unique print ads. we are able to look at something and say, that would make a great email. luckily some enterprising designers and developers have taken the approach of warehousing great emails.

really good emails
stumbled across this one today - it one of those sites that i could get lost in for hours. sponsored by mailchimp

movable ink
email news, research and best practices, along with an "emails we love" and "campaign of the week" section

copy blogger
get tips on creating killer content and valuable market insight

email audience
great site to find quality information on the different facets of email

dotmailer
email inspiration and when you need to beef up on the trending industry news

style campaign
superb design tips for optimization


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social media
ken magill (blog)
the magill report - ken is a straight shooter, and puts his thoughts in plain language (sometimes blue language so be prepared)

matt byrd (twitter) @mparkerbyrd - now with uber, matt was previously at litmus as the sr email marketing manager, and before that he was at wedding wire

email snarketing (twitter)
@emailsnarketing - i just love the name, and they do some of the same stuff i do on this blog.

coding | design | inspiration | social media| tutorials

strategy
hubspot
most marketers have heard of this and it's one of the go-to spots for strategy and help, also a lot of downloads

returnpath
mostly known for their products that help marketers measure deliverability and other things that might impact the health of your program

mailchimp
an esp, but like all the esp's out there they maintain a blog that is full of information, and you don't have to be a customer to get to it

litmus
what started as an email testing platform has turned into an industry leader for email metrics and information

campaign monitor
a geat esp that makes it easy to attract new subscibers, but also a wealth of knowledge

constant contact
another esp, but they have a blog full of of fresh insight and email strategy

ecrm and email marketing blog
deliverability, email tactics, landing pages, list management, and email design

email marketing reports
email reports and benchmarking statics

deliverability.com
always on the inside scoop of deliverability

new school marketing blog
email deliverability but touches on cross-channel promotion, display advertising, and social media


coding | design | inspiration | social media | strategy

tutorials
creating a simple responsive html email
found this one the tuts+ website

#actionrocketlabs
cool site that offers up advice and how-to's