AA List Ahead

~ 29 March 2004 ~

Last Thursday, an inquisitive reader contacted me to see if I knew of any valuable resources on the topic of standards-compliant email newsletter development. “If there are none,” he said in his email, “please write an article in the near future, perhaps for ALA or something. I especially want to hear about your experiences with email client compatibility.”


Not knowing of too many such resources myself, I gave him a few basic pointers based on some of the CSS emails I’ve created and sent him on his way, agreeing to at least consider penning an ALA article on the topic.

The very next day, ALA posts nothing other than “CSS and Email, Kissing in a Tree” by Mark Wyner, not to mention the heated debate it spawned (including something about green screens in basements).

Phew. That saves me a trip to the editor.



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1   Mark Wyner ~ 30 March 2004 at 09:23 PM

Cameron, I read your post in the forum of my article on ALA and decided to check out your site.

“Authentic beauty” is more like it. What an amazingly beautiful site. AND it’s compliant.

Anyway, glad you’re on board with emails comprising XHTML and CSS.


2   Cameron ~ 30 March 2004 at 10:03 PM

Rock on, Mark. Looking forward to seeing more articles from you.


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