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Foundation: A toolkit for designing responsive emails

Zurb announced today version 2 of “Foundation for Email”, a full stack for designing content for responsive email.
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It looks rather nice, with features a modern web developer might look for when working on email content. It has many of the things you’d expect a web design stack to have. It support SASS for styling, includes browser sync for previewing content as it’s edited, both on a local browser and on a device, and uses gulp to tie the workflow together.
But it also has some features useful for email that you’d be unlikely to find in a web design stack. It has an inliner, to convert separate SASS/CSS and HTML content into a single HTML document suitable for sending by mail. And it supports a slightly extended HTML format called “Inky”, which lets you use simple tags like <row> and <column> to develop grid-based content, then compile those into old-school HTML tables which mail clients will happily render.
And it comes with ten starter templates for different types of email.
You can find documentation, downloads and examples here.

1 comment

  1. Matt Gallant says

    Great content. I’ve been using some templates provided by my email autoresponder softwares..and I’m hoping to explore more creative options. Thank you for this great read.

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