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Four Tips for Mobile Email Design

November 23, 2011  

"Designing emails that look great no matter where they're read can be quite the challenge," writes Justine Jordan at the Litmus blog. "As more people read email on mobile devices, chances are your recipient might view your email ... on a mobile phone as well as on their desktop."

To help you create mobile-friendly campaigns, the Litmus team designed an in-depth infographic to highlight a number of do's and don'ts. Here are a few key takeaways:

Use a large font size. Mobile readability requires larger fonts than those used in email for desktop consumption. An iPhone's iOS, the Litmus team note, will automatically adjust any font to its minimum 13-point standard. And they recommend an even-larger 14-point minimum for body copy, along with a 22-point minimum for headlines.

Keep things simple. A streamlined screen makes it easy for a mobile user to do what he or she wants to do. So resist the urge to load your screen with complex navigation bars, social sharing buttons and calls to action. Also consider single-column layouts that de-clutter small screens.

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