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Nicole Merlin
Works at Email Wizardry
Attended Swinburne University of Technology
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I crammed all of my hottest tips for developing responsive email into my latest tutorial over at Tuts+. If you’ve ever wondered how to build an email that’s responsive in the Gmail app (or Inbox or any of the others that don’t support media queries) AND still has a layout with multiple columns and reverse-stacking content, then this one’s for you! 
Using this ‘fluid hybrid’ method you can build an HTML email with lots of different layouts that doesn't rely on media queries to look great on mobile devices. | Difficulty: Advanced; Length: Long; Tags: Email, HTML, CSS, Email Design, Responsive Web Design
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Oooh, ever wanted to see what +Litmus looks like behind the scenes? I know I did! :D
May 19, 2014. Litmus Behind the Scenes: How We Improved Testing Through Hundreds of Mac Minis. [ 5 By Justin Fyles. One of our main goals on the development team here at Litmus is to build a reliable, accurate testing infrastructure for our users. Our tools enable our users to test emails across ...
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In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, our team started working on an Irish course! If you'd like to help others learn Irish for free, apply to become a volunteer contributor here: http://incubator.duolingo.com/apply 

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I really love using HTML Email as a medium for education; I find the idea really exciting and fun. It can teach some cool lessons (PUN INTENDED) about the value of progressively engaging people and clever ways to pull them over to your website.

http://designforhackers.com/ is a 12 week design course aimed at developers that takes place over a series of HTML Email newsletters.

One cool detail I like is that there are elements of interactivity, like little 'Pop Quiz' questions that lead you over to a web page with results and more information. It's a cool way to engage users and upgrade an educational email from a sermon to something a bit more engaging and memorable.

Original email: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=836dc9c64862f158af8a31e20&id=d274987e46&e=b9330612ed

#emaildesign   #emaildevelopment   #emailmarketing   #education   #design  
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The fundamentals of minimalist web design also apply to email design. Some good points in here.
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Trying out Tina Ye's fluid non-responsive yet responsive method over at Fog Creek. Been meaning to try out a fluid layout for ages to cater for bloody Android Gmail, the little pest :) #email   #htmlemail   #responsiveemail  
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Loving the way Bezar are so adventurous with colour in their daily #emails. This GIF represents a whole week from the time of joining. #emailmarketing #emaildesign
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World’s premier media mogul offers conspiracy theories about ‘jihadist’ terror threat, despite total lack of evidence
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On a review of Dante's Inferno:

"On reading Dan Brown's book Inferno, I wanted to read where he got his references from; and Dante's book delivered." 
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Yes — Melbourne truly has the most embarrassing ticketing system in the entire cosmos. I almost couldn't read this because it makes me so angry!
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Cool shapes that you can create in CSS, lots of which are very useful in HTML email.
The Shapes of CSS. All of the below use only a single HTML element. Any kind of CSS goes, as long as it's supported in at least one browser. Square. Rectangle. Circle. Oval. Triangle Up. Triangle Down. Triangle Left. Triangle Right. Triangle Top Left. Triangle Top Right. Triangle Bottom Left ...
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Email Designer
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HTML Email Development, Graphic Design, Web Development
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  • Email Wizardry
    Owner, 2013 - present
  • Campaign Monitor
    Email Engineer, 2014 - 2015
  • Clemenger BBDO
    Senior Designer, 2011 - 2013
  • Nightjar
    Email Designer & Developer, 2009 - 2014
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Email designer & developer at Email Wizardry
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  • Swinburne University of Technology
    Communication Design, 2005 - 2009
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