I had considered calling this post “Hello email, my old friend” but then I knew I’d try to be clever making references to “The Sound of Silence.”
At one point a handful of years ago, I remember thinking before moving on to a new job, “I hope this is the last HTML email I ever have to design and develop.” The joke was on me, as my next job had me doing more email than I could ever imagine at that time.
But, much like the proverbial wall that runners hit, I broke through that wall. So, I don’t dread HTML email anymore. It’s kind of like that quirky old friend that you have to explain to others, “Oh that’s just email being email.”
Below are some samples that use the actual code that was used in production. The links will open in a new tab.