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Email Design & Coding – The Ultimate Resource List For Remarkable Email Creative

by Karen Talavera

10 27, 2017 | Posted in Creative, Email Marketing, Graphic Design, Resources for Getting It Done | 5 comments


Email Design & Coding Ultimate Resource List

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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.

Email on Acid
Similar to Litmus. Great blog with tons of free advice here.

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)

Campaign Monitor
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.

Inbox Army
Offshoot of agency Inbox Group which focuses on outsourced email design and coding.

Email Monks
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!

Really Good Emails

Email Design Review by Action Rocket

Fresh Address Email Creative Archive

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:

Movable Ink


Live Clicker

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!

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