Responsive Emails: All That You Should Know

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Responsive Emails: All That You Should Know

In case you are one of those who are taking mobile design as their last priority, then it is time that you reconsider your opinion. It is high time that you consider mobile design as one of the most essential part of your design strategy. A major section of clients and customers prefer saving time by accessing their emails through mobile devices. Be it website navigation or some other task, clients prefer clicking through to your website via mobiles. Not only navigation, users even prefer to make purchases through their responsive devices. Out of all the available services, an essential service is email navigation. Make sure you offer the clients with some option that eases out the process of email marketing. Thanks to the infographic by Email Monks, you can know how to optimize your email design as per the mobile or related devices through which the user is accessing it. Lets see what all you could learn through this infographic.

 

  • Some impressive statistics stating the need for responsive email
  • The changes that email marketing has incorporated since the past 2 years
  • What are the most preferred and favorable email clients for your users
  • What are the times when maximum users go through emails on mobile devices
  • The best email marketing practices for driving relevant action
  • The most prominent tactics that you should actually avoid
  • Lastly, top 14 practices for responsive email design

 

A brief look at the 14 top tips for Responsive Email Design as conveyed by the infographic.

 

  • Make use of  a single-column design as it helps in making the emails look flawless regardless of the size screen they are being viewed upon.
  • While designing make sure that you keep in mind the fact that the touch input would be fingers. This means that the best size would be somewhere near 320–550px.
  • Make sure you use impressive and convincing CTAs that are easy to click or tap. Ideal size would be starting with CTAs that are nearly 44px.
  • To make sure that the email is easier to skim, use as much white space as possible at relevant places.
  • The header for the email should be uncluttered. The footer should be having relevant navigation (if possible) so that the users could see the primary message while eliminating the need to scroll till the end.
  • Make sure that you emails are well optimised for the retina devices as well, after all it is the future of mobile devices.
  • Overcrowding your links is one of the biggest blunder that any designer could commit while designing for mobile emails. You can align the text links on individual rows. For better mobile usability, convert the links to buttons.
  • When mentioning your mobile number, make sure that you keep it tappable for the mobile users. This way the users would be able to call through a single touch.
  • Your subject lines decide how the users would react to the email. Make sure you keep them brief for mobile emails, somewhere near to 30 characters or less.
  • For desktop view, the image width should be minimum 480px. This way when the  email is scaled for mobile, it would not get blurry.
  • Rather than scaling individual images, you can include swap in your media queries.
  • The email length should not be long as navigating them through mobiles could be a tedious task. Users mostly show interest in the emails when they are short yet precise.
  • As per the designing norms, place the most relevant Call To Action above the fold.
  • Once the email is ready and you are about to send it, test the responsiveness of your email and make sure it is compatible across all responsive devices.

 

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