If you’re involved in email marketing creative, you’ll love this! Sure there’s a ton of detailed information about design and coding hacks, tips, tactics and tools online; you could be reading for days. What you need is a master list of all the best places to go for that advice, plus the tech and software that make features like video in email, dynamic content, countdown timers, side scrolling and more easily possible.
So we were inspired to produce this list of favorites. Bookmark it and explore to your heart’s content. And here’s to continually raising the bar on really good email!
Email Design & Coding Tips, Hacks, and Education (mostly free)
Hands down the industry leader. Numerous free resources and a great blog.
The Better Email
Education on email design, some free resources.
Super-techy design hacks and tips for email coders. Interactive and advanced email design techniques and news.
Email Design Workshop
Email design inspiration, video and tutorials
Email Design & Coding Services & Software (mostly paid)
Top email design software in use. They’re also a full-service sending platform (ESP)
Taxi for Email
Drag-and-drop email building for brand and agency teams.
Offshoot of agency Inbox Group which focuses on outsourced email design and coding.
Email and landing page outsourced design and coding.
Free service by Movable Ink (see below) that translates design files into email-ready HTML code
Email Design Inspiration (wonderful and free!)
These are massive archives of actual email messages curated to illustrate a particular type of campaign (like welcome or abandoned cart), organized by industry vertical (like retail or banking), best practices in design or all of the above.
I recommend signing up for Really Good Emails newsletter because frankly, it’s beyond really good. It’s ace!
Email Design Review by Action Rocket
Dynamic Content, Video in Email, Advanced Tactics (paid services)
The companies here offer advanced email creative and coding widgets, apps and resources for email with dynamic content that updates in real-time, video in email, ecommerce enablement, etc. Want to do the coolest things you’ve seen in other people’s email? You can with one of these:
That’s a wrap for now, but if you know a company that should be listed here, tell me who and why in comments below and we’ll make this list even better!Tags: coding for email, creative, dynamic content, email design, email libraries, video in email