Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding animation to your HTML email, part of Creating a Responsive HTML Email.
Now if you want to get some animation into your HTML…email, there's a lot of email clients that support animated GIF.…So to explore this option, let's come down into the email.html file.…Let's come down and find our logo.…So I put together an animated GIF of the logo.…So I'm going to put in _animated.gif for the logo.…Now there's a few things that you want to keep in…mind when you're creating an animated GIF for an email.…Since not all email clients support this, you want to make sure that…the first frame and the last frame of…your animated GIF have the full graphic in place.…
So if you're using this for something like a banner ad, you want to make sure that…all of the text and the logo again, is on the first frame and the last frame.…If the animation is supported then we can see all of the animated frames in between.…So this strategy is a little bit different than the way you might build a banner ad.…Where you might actually build a message in the banner ad…starting from a blank screen and then building those frames up.…
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- Creating the graphics
- Setting up the base layout structure
- Styling the table rows for the headline, banner, etc.
- Creating buttons
- Adding CSS media queries
- Styling the content
- Incorporating animation and web fonts
- Validating your code
- Testing in various email clients
Skill Level Beginner
Q: What are the sizes of the images used in this course?
Q: This course was updated on 11/26/2013. What changed?
A: We added two new movies to Chapter 5, "Adding HTML5 video into HTML email" and "Encoding and embedding base64 images."
Q: This course was updated on 12/03/2014. What changed?
A: We added one bonus movie, "Using high-definition graphics in your HTML email."