Here's what I've been up to and interested in lately…
I'm no poet, but I wrote an ode to email marketers after having a bunch of great conversations with folks at #EEC2018. Corny, perhaps, but give it a read.
We finally introduced a code of conduct for Litmus Live. We haven't needed one before (let's hope that trend continues), but it was something I felt was important for the community. Thankfully, the rest of the team agreed, so they let me write one. Here's a little more of our reasoning behind the new policy.
Ernie Smith, proprieter of the always excellent Tedium, asks the question, "Why are we sending editorial newsletters with marketing tools?"
An excellent post from Ashe Dryden on increasing diversity at conferences. As one of the primary organizers of Litmus Live, I'll be trying to implement a lot of these ideas. Diversity and inclusion are two of our primary values, which we're working on improving every year.
I was a guest on the WP-Tonic Podcast recently. Host Jonathan Denwood and I covered a lot of ground, but most people seem to be interested in my unrestrained take on Google's AMP for email initiative.
Finally, I published an in-depth guide to using background images in HTML email over on the Litmus blog. Lots to dig into there. I've seen a few reports of differing levels of support across email clients, so if you notice anything, just reply to this email and I can get things updated.
Strong reactions to any of the above? Want to chat about the web, email, or anything else? Email me and let me know. I promise I'll reply as soon as I can.