A few geeks may still prefer text emails but when building a site or an app, you know you need HTML emails. It just still works. What doesn’t always work, thought, is the myriad of mail clients that all have their quirks and may break some of your formatting. What you need is a recipe or a template to display your stuff the way you want and ensure it works across most rich clients.
While reading Hacker News this morning, I stumbled on this thread about HTML Email Boilerplate and discovered two great resources that deserve a place in your toolbox:
- The HTML Email Boilerplate sir has a great article that explains how to use their boilerplate on GitHub. Read it to understand the subtleties of creating HTML messages that technically work.
- MailChimp has a nice and free collection of HTML templates that are ready to use.