Design Inspiration: Apple iPad Launch Email

Yesterday Apple launched their first batch of iPads (iPad 3G comes later this month) with this jumbo solus email. We’ve looked at Apple emails before, and true to form this looks great but throws some best practice caution to the wind – It weighs in 750px wide, it’s all images and there’s no useful alt-text, but it’s pretty striking nonetheless.

Week #3: Useful email design blog posts and resources

A quick round up of some email marketing and email design articles from the last week.

Steve Jobs demos the iPad’s email client

All the pointers so far suggest that the iPad’s on board email client will be pretty good, and will even support pre-header text alongside the subject line.

The myth of the page fold: evidence from user testing

Mostly focused on web as opposed to email, but is there something we can learn from this? Definitely something to test.

42 email design resources

An old but good list of email marketing blogs, reports and resources.

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