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discussion Microsoft Expands Animated GIF Support with Outlook 365

Animated GIF support—or the lack thereof—in Microsoft Outlook has long been a thorn in the sides of email marketers. A favorite of email geeks and subscribers alike, animated GIFs allow for movement and excitement in an otherwise static medium. But desktop Outlook users have always been left in the dark when it comes to animated GIFs. That is until now. The team at Microsoft announced that desktop Outlook will be getting an update to enable animated GIFs for Office 365 users starting in early [...] [more]
litmus.com    Design

discussion GIFs in Outlook!

Windows #OfficeInsiders, make your emails more animated with animated gif support in Outlook! Available now in the latest #InsiderSlow build! [...] [more]
twitter.com    Design

tactics A Behind-the-Scenes Look at BrightWave’s 2018 Holiday Email

Since 2012, we’ve been using our annual holiday email to showcase innovative design techniques and advanced inbox interactivity–with plenty of festive flourishes to boot. You may remember our 2017 card, which gave viewers the ability to trigger four different animated scenes featuring BrightWave’s Chief Client Officer as Santa Claus, or our 2016 card for its long-scrolling animation, done entirely with CSS. These cards were certainly [more]
brightwave.com    Design, Video

tactics How to Add a Snow Effect to an Email Using CSS Animation

The snow effect is essentially a snowflake or shape in a div that you animate using CSS. This technique moves the image from the top to the bottom of a container div you place around your email tables. CSS animations work on a range of email clients including iOS, Apple Mail, Android Native Mail and Outlook for Mac – check out the Email on Acid ultimate guide to CSS animation for more information. The snow animation won’t display on other email clients, so you don’t need to provide a fallback. [...] [more]
emailonacid.com    Design

 tactics Understanding CSS Animations in Email: Transitions and Keyframe Animations

CSS animations are animations that are built using code—specifically HTML and CSS. Using a handful of CSS properties, email marketers can manipulate the HTML of their campaigns and create a similar sense of motion as when using animated GIFs. Perhaps more importantly, they can create more interactive and engaging campaigns, too. In this guide, we’ll explore the pros and cons of using CSS animations in email, as well as the code that powers CSS animations. [...] [more]
litmus.com    Design

tactics And the animated GIFs just keep on coming .... [GFX]

Animated GIFs just keep getting better and better. More email clients support them, and email developers are becoming more inventive in the ways they use them to augment the email’s message and help it come alive in the inbox. We’ve been collecting emails with animated GIFs for a while and debuted our first collection of holiday-themed animations in this blog post: “Happy Animations to All and All a Good GIF.“ Now we’d like to share our latest collection that illustrates how to use animated GIFs to [...] [more]
freshaddress.com    Gallery

discussion A guide to visual media in HTML email [GFX]

In the digital realm, 81 percent of people only skim the content they read online. So, an image can accomplish what a paragraph of text can barely touch upon in times of minimal read times. Ever since email developers adopted HTML coding practices in to emails in late 1989, email marketers have been experimenting with using visual media such as static images, animated GIFs, embedded videos and many others in their email campaigns. Before we learn about how to use visual media in email, let’s study [...] [more]
htmlemail.io    Gallery

discussion 20 Inspirational brands that are killing the email GIF game [GFX]

Shoutout to these top 20 brands who are killing the animated GIF game and keeping us awake at night thinking about how our emails could be better. [...] [more]
htmlemail.io    Gallery, Design

tactics Live Image Updating 101 – Dynamic Images for Email

This example has six different variables inside of this one image. Here is an animated GIF showing how the image would change with each new bid. This means that each time someone opens your email the Current Bid, the Number of Bids, Your Bid and People Watching this Auction will show the most updated information. To do this we update 4 different text layers inside of an Adobe Photoshop Image. We use the Photoshop API Calls [...] [more]
niftyimages.com    design

discussion 10 great examples of Animated GIFs in emails [GFX]

Today, debates about the necessity of a GIF in emails do not stop. Some companies recommend using them in every newsletter, while others insist we should use them occasionally. But they all agree that GIFs should be! That is why we are willing to talk about the best examples of animated GIFs in email marketing … Continue reading "10 great examples of Animated GIFs in emails" [...] [more]
stripo.email    Gallery, Design, Video

discussion 5 Unique Ways to Use Animated GIFs in Email [GFX]

1. GIF aligned with the story: GIFs are a fantastic short-way of storytelling and readers are more likely to get allured by a GIF than a plain text or an image. Second, the story being conveyed with attractive movements tends to remain for a long time in the memory of the viewer. So, make sure that the GIF you are adding into your email speaks of a story about your products or services. As you have just a few seconds to convey the story, focus more on content and storytelling techniques. This is how [...] [more]
bluemailmedia.com    Gallery, Design, Video

discussion How to Make the Most Out of Email GIFs

t seems like animated GIFs are everywhere these days. In blog posts, on social media, in text messages from your friends—it’s a GIF-y world out there. And they’re becoming increasingly popular in email, too. We’re big fans of GIFs in a show-don’t-tell sorta way, but they’re also great for conveying complex emotions and filling the void that is a general lack of video support in email. In a world where eyes are drawn to moving pictures but need information quickly, GIFs are here to provide [...] [more]
mailchimp.com    Design, Video

tactics A Guide to Animated GIFs In Email

Email marketers are always trying to improve their campaigns—through the use of copy, design, and images. They are always on the lookout for something to set them apart from the rest of the inbox and draw attention to their emails—enticing readers to click through and care about their message. Many marketers are finding that adding animation is just the thing to increase subscriber engagement, and are increasingly turning to animated GIFs in email to provide that bit of extra interest. [...] [more]
litmus.com    Gallery, Design, Video

 tactics [Podcast #74] Litmus Community Rapid Fire Q&A [MP3]

Getting images in Outlook to respect their container’s size? Swapping an animated GIF with an alternate static image for all Outlook users on PC? Can you wrap anchor tags around entire tables? Media query support on Android – Gmail App – Exchange account? Are media queries supported on Android 6? [...] [more]
litmus.com    Design

tactics What is the Best Way to Use Animated Gifs in Email? [GFX]

Topshop – What’s New? This main feature gif from Topshop is a great example of how to promote recently launched products. On average users spend between 15 and 20 seconds glancing over an email, so being able to show them 5 items in under 5 seconds is a great way to show off multiple products [...] [more]
emailcenteruk.com    Gallery
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