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Transactional email’s design getting distracted in outlook
 
chitra h
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I have created one transactional email.
Its design is getting distracted in Outlook express.
Can anybody suggest what’s going wrong ?

Thanks in advance.

 
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jeffcustom
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Designing HTML for email is a lot like stepping back into 1999:
* Use tables.  (I know, I\’m giving tableless designers a wet willy here.)
* Limit graphics to gifs and jpgs.
* Don\’t use background images.  (Outlook hates this)
* Don\’t use javascript
* Don\’t use external CSS calls.
* Make sure to add height and width tags to images, so the content doesn\’t jump around as images load.
* Make sure to use ALT tags for images, so people with images turned off will see what they are missing.

Use inline style sheets, and use a system like EmailonAcid to test out your HTML email to see how it\’s going to render in different systems and platforms.

Hope this helps…
-- Jeff

 
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