Don’t design your emails

I just came across a post from 2016, about why you shouldn’t design your email campaigns. This probably doesn’t apply to all situations and industries, but I know for a fact that many clients pay for lots of hours of crafting, debugging and testing custom templates that aren’t really worth the time.

Link: Don’t Design Your Emails

UIkit – a lightweight and modular front-end framework

A lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces.

I’ve been contributing to a project where this little UI framework is used, and it’s pretty cool.

Check it out: UIkit

Use only grid system (or other component) from Bootstrap

PSA: You don’t need to add the whole Bootstrap code and a zillion dependencies and plugins just because it’s easier to use col-md-3 than hacking some CSS to float a few divs.

Use the link below to download a customized version of Bootstrap. Need the Grid System? Perhaps the pretty Glyphycons or tooltips? This has you covered:

Customize & Download Bootstrap

5 principles of design

Or “Roman Mars: Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed.

This is a great talk on (flag) design by Roman Mars, at TED.

Performance and text-rendering: optimizeLegibility

Mat Marquis warns on the performance impact of the CSS property text-rendering: optimizeLegibility, on this great article: text-rendering: optimizeLegibility is Decadent and Depraved

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