Aug 8, 2005

CSS in HTML Email, AOL

Here’s a nice, detailed article on using CSS in HTML E-mail. It breaks down CSS support across different email applications, and includes a link to AOL’s HTML Email guide as well.

If you’d like an ultra-quick summary, here goes:

  • Just avoid positioning with CSS in HTML Email. It probably won’t work.
  • Lots of email applications chop off the <HEAD> and <BODY> areas of your HTML email. So don’t put your CSS there. Put it under the BODY tag, with your content. It’ll still work there.
  • Don’t link to external style sheets. You’ve got to use embedded or inline CSS