Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Validating your HTML code, part of Creating a Responsive HTML Email.
But before we send out our HTML email, and…before we load this into a third-party content management system…that will deploy our emails, we want to validate our…code just to make sure it's as clean as possible.…Now to do this, I'd recommend using a free…tool by the W3C called the Markup Validation Service.…You can find that at validator.w3.org.…On this main site here, we have a few options.…We can paste in a URL if we have the email available on a web server.…We can upload an HTML file, or…we can use the direct input. I'm going to choose Direct Input.…What we can do here is copy and paste our entire HTML document inside of here.…
So, let's come back to our email about HTML.…Let's do a select all.…Let's copy the entire email to the clipboard.…We'll switch back to the validation service.…Come in here and simply paste all the code.…Once that's in place, let's come down here and click Check.…Now, after completing this course, you can see we have four errors.…And you can also see that this is…checking against an HTML 4 Transitional document.…
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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."