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Email Designs - Quick Note 1

Ever wondered why you can’t see some emails that you receive?
One possible reason may be that the email has been created as a whole image. To get around this problem you need to visualise your design so that you can place your images around your text, which will be live text.

In Lotus Notes - there are many design and coding issues as it can’t handle much CSS or advanced code.

The best way to design and code for Lotus Notes is using the K.I.S.S Method (Keep It Simple Stupid). Only use tables and inline css as a general rule for Lotus Notes and other email clients.

Please keep an eye on this post - I will contantly update it with code samples and previews of newsletters.

4 Comments so far

  1. Michael Saganowski April 23rd, 2008 9:58 am

    Hey George,

    Know the pain with Lotus Notes inside out :)

    Check out the following page for some interesting lecture:

    http://www.email-standards.org/

    Greetings,

    Mike

    PS. I will be seting up payed WordPress for myself soon as well.

    Take care.

  2. George April 23rd, 2008 10:25 pm

    Hey Mike,

    Yeh Lotus Notes is a killer but it pays to get it working properly. Good stuff there at that link.

    What do you mean you will be setting up payed WordPress for yourself soon?

    Are you starting your own blog? - keep me posted!

    Cheers,
    George

  3. wes May 26th, 2008 11:34 am

    Hi:

    Also don’t forget to talk about spam triggers like large red text. Postini a spam blocker goes crazy over that. Also use alt text if you are going to send emails to the user with image heavy emails. This way they are more inclined to download images.

    Looking forward to more interesting information…

  4. Skip Hire February 4th, 2009 12:39 am

    Interesting post, I’ve not used Lotus Notes for a few years now. It would be interesting to see how it has changed…

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