Krop Newsletter

Krop Newsletter screen shot

I’m honored to present the latest project we did with Patrick Riley from Vantageous. These guys are doing some really cool stuff at the moment (shhh… I’m not allowed to say a word about anything) and while Patrick and Jason Kristofer are delivering mind-blowing designs, Beau Hartshorne is dealing with the back-ends and the databases. In the last few projects, we helped with markup and CSS.

So far, in Vantageous related projects we worked exclusively with tableless layouts (in fact, I dont’t think I can count more then five table based sites I’ve been working on in my entire life), but now we have something that simply wouldn’t work without tables – the Krop HTML newsletter (see screen shot).

All you need to know about developing HTML newsletters, can be found at Campaign Monitor Blog. I highly recommend the article Optimizing CSS presentation in HTML emails.

We could have deliver fully blown colorful and semantically correct newsletter to CSS capable clients only (and a crippled version for everyone else), but we instead decided to create layout with tables which work in almost all the clients on the market with basic HTML support (if interested in the code view source).

Marko Dugonjić is a designer specialized in user experience design, web typography and web standards. He runs a nanoscale user interface studio Creative Nights and organizes FFWD.PRO, a micro-conference and workshops for web professionals.

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