Solving Gmail display problems


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Solving Gmail display problems

This video shows common problems you might encounter when you send an HTML email to Gmail, along with solutions. The primary issue with Gmail is simply that it only responds to inline CSS. You cannot have CSS outside of any HTML table tag, td tag, or paragraph tag, image tag, anchor tag, and so forth. Gmail will ignore all other definitions of CSS, unless it is in an HTML tag. The three issues related to Gmail have to do with background images on tables and table data cells, font sizes, and font colors.

Let's look at solutions for each of these, starting with fonts. When you test your HTML email in Gmail, what you might find is that if you have a dark background for example, and your color is not coming out, if it's too dark, one solution is to simply force the font color. In this case, we are specifying white. You nest the font tags inside of your anchor tags to make everything crystal clear to Gmail as it displays your email.

In addition, if you have a problem with the font size...

Solving Gmail display problems
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Solving Gmail display problems provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Tim Slavin as part of the Effective HTML Email and Newsletters

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