View Full Version : HTML emails with CSS.

02-17-2012, 10:17 AM
I need to create a newsletter which emails people a HTML email

It needs to roughly look like the image i attached.

Is there a best method for creating HTML emails and use CSS styling?

Also is the a special way to use images or do i just link to the using the full http path?


02-17-2012, 01:28 PM
You can put CSS into the email,
but all images have to be referenced absolute (full URL).
Images don't go with the email itself.

A few things ...
Not everyone accepts HTML emails, they have it set to plain text only.
I know with my email client, all images are blanked-out with [X] and then
a pop-up message asking me if I would like to see the images. I have to
"allow images" to view them. That makes my HTML emails look like crap
until I accept them. I can probably disable that security thing, but not
everyone will know how to get around it.

If the people you are sending your emails to expect the emails, then it might
be easier to get them set-up to receive them properly.


02-17-2012, 02:00 PM
See http://www.sitepoint.com/designers-guide-html-email/ and http://www.sitepoint.com/designers-guide-html-email/

PS: That two column layout is okay, but I don't understand the purpose of tabs in the header.

02-17-2012, 02:00 PM
Okay, thanks for the tips, im slowly working my way throught it. I'm starting to figure out what things don't work CSS wise, background image being the main one ive seen so far.

Also apologies for posting this in the wrong place, A mod can remove this post if they wise as i reposted in the relevant section

02-17-2012, 02:01 PM
PS: That two column layout is okay, but I don't understand the purpose of tabs in the header.

All the person wants is for the tabs to be a URL to the relevant page on there site.

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