Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the base layout structure, part of Creating a Responsive HTML Email.
Now, back in our code editor, with our…email.html file open, we're going to start building our layout.…Since most email clients don't support a full range…of HTML and CSS, we need to use tables.…Which is an older layout structure in order to get…our content to work right in all the different clients.…Now, this does pose an interesting challenge for responsive design as well.…When designing responsive design inside of browser using straight HTML,…we have the ability to take containers, such as DIV…tags and other elements.…And when we resize the browser, we can move those individual elements.…
Now, when a table size changes, all of the tds will get…smaller but we can't actually change the relationship of the individual tds.…They're locked inside of that table structure,…so we can't take one TD, for example.…And move it independent of all of the other ones.…So, to get around this limitation what we're going to do is put…individual content into full tables that have the single cell inside of them.…And then when the width changes we're going to move the entire tables around.…
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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."