Our Creative Director Tim Newton came up with some helpful tips and tricks for designing a newsletter to play friendly in Outlook 2007. You can read the entire Help File here with great visuals and explanations, but read on for the short and sweet version:
- Design your layout without any background colors or images – but creative with border or backgrounds that blend into the layout! (see the newsletter image to the left as an example)
- You can use a tiled background in Outlook 2007, but must put it into the body tag and specify the image path like this:
<style type="text/css" media="screen">
background: #5a200e url("http://www.creativeleak.com/images/nl1/bg_Tile.gif") }
- Background colors can be used in a table or a div, but only if there’s not another table or div inside of it.
- Try adding these elements to your email designs but remember, the key to any good looking design is what the content looks like
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