One of the more peculiar frustrations of email development is that many email clients strip out the data in your head tag. This means your CSS has to be written inline in a style tag to avoid being amputated. “But,” you may be thinking, “that doesn’t sound very Cascading at all!” and you would be right.
In conjunction with our friends over at ZURB, we are excited to unleash the latest template theme for our Open Source Email Template library: Meow! ZURB is known to be the best for responsive emails due to their Foundation for Emails framework – ensuring that even with customization, your emails will look amazing across nearly any device.
Starting with that great foundation, we’ve gone the extra step of running every template through Litmus for a test drive across 40+ email clients and devices. A preview is included below:
What is Two-Factor Authentication and why you should be interested
It is no surprise that security is a hot topic when building a modern web application. As the CEO of Ashley Madison could probably tell you, having your account stolen is not only annoying, it can be downright embarrassing. Having only a password is no longer the secure option it used to be. Users are vulnerable to social engineering or simple carelessness if they leave passwords on sticky notes (usually attached to their monitors). A password can also be revealed through the use of brute-force techniques by hackers. Therefore it’s no longer a question of should Two-Factor Authentication be implemented in your web application, but rather when.
We’ve been working really hard the last couple months to build out the automation capabilities of Sendwithus. You know what that means: more integrations! We’ve teased these two before but they are both now generally available: Zapier and Segment.
As of today, both of these integrations are live and available to everyone, but you may notice they’re both tagged as beta features. That’s because we still need to hear from you on how you want to use these features and whether or not we’re doing a good job of making that happen.
We’re still putting together the full documentation but, for the eager, we’ll go through a bit of a quick launch guide to get you up and running with both of these fine services.
This week, we rolled out a feature that we’ve been really excited about for a while because we know it’s something a lot of our users want: template folders! We’ve been fiddling with the exact functionality based on all of your wonderful feedback, so here’s what it looks like right now.
Fresh from the desk of our friend, Kaitlin Rathwell, we’re really excited to announce the addition of the beautiful new Oxygen template theme to the Open Source Template Library. It’s clean, pleasant, and approachable with tons of really useful components – perfect for a spring refresh. Check out a preview below or you can see renderings of each in any email client on the litmus screenshots for each template.
As always, every template in the library is available directly in the sendwithus editor and the library as a whole is on Github for anyone who wants to contribute. It’s all released under the Apache 2.0 license, so it’s free for everyone forever.
We have a tradition at sendwithus tentatively referred to as “Funzies Friday” – yeah it’s a bit of a working name – but the idea is that, every once in a while, we take a day and focus entirely on fun stuff we would like to see integrated into sendwithus. This time we took two days, so buckle up, because there’s all sorts of new hotness rolling out.
Conversion and Revenue Tracking
It’s the next big thing at sendwithus: Conversion Tracking! Gaze upon its wonder!
A few users already have it up and running and, once we iron out some of the kinks and gussy up the documentation, we’ll be rolling it out for everyone. If you just can’t wait that long, hit us up at email@example.com and we can talk about getting you on board ahead of schedule.
Recently, we received a question from a customer that prompted us to scratch our heads for a few seconds: “How can I use template-specific variables that aren’t passed into the data field of the API to send mail?” We did some research and devised a pretty simple and interesting solution.
The idea is to set up a Snippet which includes a variable of your choosing. Then you can set that Jinja variable separately in each template.
Today we’re proud to announce the launch of our new and improved drip campaigns – we’ve completely redesigned them to give you a more flexible and intuitive experience and we’re really excited to roll them out to everyone.
To get you started, here’s a quick video on how to create and edit using our new Drip Campaigns editor 2.0.