Fix outlook via twitter!

Microsoft have just confirmed they plan on using the crippled Word rendering engine to display HTML emails in Outlook 2010 🙁

outlook issues

This means for the next 5 years your email designs will need tables for layout, have no support for CSS like float and position and no background images. Not to mention the long list of bugs and quirks that break the simplest of layouts.

Outlook 2010 is still in beta and Microsoft have confirmed they want to hear your feedback on this decision. It’s time for the email marketing and design community to rally together and encourage Microsoft to embrace web standards before it’s too late.

As you know, Goldladder email campaigns test and provide display proof of all email clients, including Outlook. But why email designs should have to be crippled in this way just to accommodate outloook is just sad.

Visit fixoutlook.org and get those tweets out to the ‘softies!

By | 2016-12-19T15:34:39+00:00 June 25th, 2009|Social Media Optimisation | Goldladder Blog|1 Comment

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Matt is a Goldladder co-founder and Director, and is not afraid to get his hands dirty on any project! With a technical background and healthy dislike of marketing in general, Matt looks towards data and conversions in a project rather than jumping on the latest bandwagon. He is Exeter based, often in London, and enjoys visiting the sharp end and exploring how the online world translates into real business for his clients. Matt has Google and Microsoft accreditations, enjoys Basecamp’s project management approach, and refuses to believe anything is real until it can be tracked in Google Analytics.

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  1. Outlook Folder Fanatics Rejoice July 2, 2009 at 7:21 am

    […] there is no need to build any further Outlook emulation into Google mail, such as outbox delays, poor HTML support and frequent crashes. Share and […]

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