Coyote Holmberg

Senior Digital Marketing Technologist | WordPress Web Design & Developer

CSS Animation in Email – Falling Image Effect
CSS Animation in Email – Falling Image Effect

One way to support engagement in emails is to add ambient animations as a design enhancement. These will not work in all email clients, but are supported on most mobile devices and clients. As of March 2019 and according to my testing using Email on Acid and assorted live accounts, the CSS snow animation is... » read more

Design Systems

Notes on setting up and documenting a prototype design system for email What is a Design System? A design system includes the design components and code assets along with the standards and documentation that accompanies the assets. The documentation includes guidelines on why and how to use the design components. “Understanding not […] Continue Reading…... » read more

Email Marketing 2019 – 5 Key Trends and Opportunities
Email Marketing 2019 – 5 Key Trends and Opportunities

I created the original of this slide deck for a POV presentation I gave to the marketing team at American Greetings. This version is updated as of August 2019 to remove AG specific content and branding. Email Marketing 2019: 5 Key Trends & Opportunities from Coyote Holmberg 5 Key trends impacting email marketing Email and... » read more

Marketing and Email Development Blogs and Resources

A very partial list of blogs and online resources I like.  Only Influencers: Marketing Sherpa: SendGrid Email on Acid: Hubspot (great for all inbound strategies, too), ReturnPath: Marketo’s blog: Really Good Emails: Jason Rodriguez has a nice collection of email resources: Email Monks (These guys are... » read more

Custom Web Fonts in email

Custom web fonts work on the following clients: Most iOS and OSX devicesApple MailAOL and Yahoo on OSX and SafariOutlook and on OSX and iOS They do not work on these clients: Gmail, including the Gmail apps for iOS or Android.Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013. The following clients will substitute a different font, […] Continue... » read more

Share a video on social media from an email

The ask: include in an email the ability to share a video to social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc) by clicking on an icon. Something like: “Copy and paste the following link to share this video on social: [LINK HERE]” along with adding the video link to each […] Continue Reading… //

Gmail Android App Shows Vertical White Lines Between Images

When images are sliced vertically, thin white lines are visible between the image slices in the Gmail app on Android. This has two possible causes. If the white lines are also visible in other clients, review the code and image slices to verify that no image widths exceed the container […] Continue Reading… // /images/default.jpg

Bombproof vs Bulletproof Buttons in Email

I’ve found two HTML solutions for adding buttons to email: the BulletProof Button and the Bombproof Button. The difference for the buttons:• The “bulletproof” is old (circa 2013-2015), and while it does a good job with making email buttons look nice with rounded corners on most versions of […] Continue Reading… // /images/default.jpg

Email Content Cut Off on Outlook Mobile App on Android

HTML Email Development: Outlook Mobile App Debugging While testing an HTML Hybrid/Responsive email, I encountered an issue with the email being cut off in the middle of an image when viewed on the Outlook app version 3.026 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running Android version 8.0.0. In […] Continue Reading… // /images/default.jpg

2018 Marketing Design Trends

Creative/marketing design trends are often the result of shifts in technology, pop culture, and the political climate as well as larger cultural shifts. An overall theme that the trends often circle around “design becoming more human”. This was expressed well in one quote: “As technology becomes an increasingly intrinsic part of […] Continue Reading… //... » read more