Category: Email

Choosing a Responsive Email Framework: MJML vs. Foundation for Emails

Implementing responsive email design can be a bit of a drag. Building responsive emails isn’t simple at all, it is like taking a time machine back to 2001 when we were all coding website layouts in tables using Dreamweaver and Fireworks. But there’s hope! We have tools available that can make building email muc...

On Paid Newsletters: An Interview With Adam Roberts of SitePoint’s Versioning

You don’t often think of email as something you pay to get. If anything, most people would pay to get less of it. Of course, there are always emails you like to get and opt into on purpose. We have a newsletter right here on CSS-Tricks that we really try to make worth reading. It’s free, like the vast majority of e...

Client Email Helper

For all you freelancers out there, Jessica Hische has written some copy to help you articulate saying no to things you should be saying no to. I’ve created this handy tool to help you say “no” to free and low-budget work and to help ask for more favorable contract terms before the start of a project. Direct Link...

Client Email Helper

For all you freelancers out there, Jessica Hische has written some copy to help you articulate saying no to things you should be saying no to. I’ve created this handy tool to help you say “no” to free and low-budget work and to help ask for more favorable contract terms before the start of a project. Direct Link...

Sourcehunt September – Hacktoberfest Edition

It’s that time of year again – DigitalOcean’s Hacktoberfest is starting! It’s a month-long open source effort when people are encouraged to contribute to various open source projects (not their own!). Anyone who opens 4 pull requests (even documentation fixes count!) gets a T-shirt at the end of...

Fighting Recruiter Spam with PHP – Proof of Concept

Ever since I moved off of Google services (due to quality, not privacy concerns), I’d been looking for the perfect email service. Having tried several, and having been with FastMail for a while now, I came to the realization that there’s no such thing. The biggest concern I have with modern email providers,...

Mail Logging in Laravel 5.3: Extending the Mail Driver

One of the many goodies Laravel offers is mailing. You can easily configure and send emails through multiple popular services, and it even includes a logging helper for development. Mail::send('emails.welcome', ['user' => $user], function ($m) use ($user) { $m->to($user->email, $user->name)->s...

Inky and Slinky

Inky is kinda like a preprocessor for HTML created by Zurb, specifically designed for responsive emails. I’m sure a lot of us have hand-coded HTML emails (I do it regularly) and know that it’s typically <table> soup. It’s not even just the tables that are annoying, but the fact that there are s...

What is SparkPost?

I’ve used Mandrill for as long as I can remember. It sends transactional email, like the kind you receive when you sign up for a new account. Like me, many have been happy to use a free account for sending a relatively low number of emails a month. That is, until recently, when Mandrill caused a bit of a stir. T...