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September 4, 2019 - Articles

Email Love v1.0 ๐ŸŽ‰

Friends, the day is finally here, Email Love has officially launched!

It has been quite a ride since acquiring the emaillove.com domain back in Oct 2018. There are over 100 emails I’ve handpicked for inspiration so far but it’s still early days. Let’s take a look at what Email Love has cooking…

ps. Email Love is now on Product Hunt if you have questions or want to show your support – I really appreciate it:)


Email Inspiration

emaillove.com/inspiration

The core of Email Love is getting inspiration and references to create your own beautiful emails. Let’s take a look at the email view reused around the site:

It’s been super fun building this email view. I keep asking myself:

“What exactly would a user want when researching email inspiration?”

Let’s take a deeper look:

Yup, all emails around Email Love are the actual coded emails. There are three huge benefits:

  1. Email code inspection
  2. Mobile view
  3. Better showcasing of GIF animations within emails vs screenshots (example)
Mobile and Code view switcher

 

A few more fun facts about the coded emails:

  • All email links and tracking pixels are stripped, so stats don’t get funky on the email authors side.
  • All email images are scraped, sent to TinyPNG for optimization, then uploaded to Amazon S3. The new image location now replaces the old, ensuring 100% uptime as well as not exhausting the author’s servers.
  • The above drastically improves the code inspection experience as URLs are much shorter.

Email Author Profiles

Each email featured has an author credit linking to their profile on Email Love. This is great if you like a particular author style and want more great references. Each author profile also links to their Twitter and website.


How to follow Email Love content

Other than visiting emaillove.com regularly, there are three additional channels to get notified of new content.

Email Love Newsletteremaillove.com/newsletter – sent every now and then curating only the best content from the website.

Email Love RSS Feedemaillove.com/feed – all content is showcased on the RSS feed in a summarized form with a screenshot. I’d recommend using Feedly for RSS if you don’t know about it.

Email Love on Pinterestpinterest.com/email_love – super motivating for me to see the low stats but I’m pinning new emails daily! (FYI: OPL has 370,000 monthly viewers on Pinterest, Email Love has 89)

Well that’s a wrap for v1 of Email Love – early days but I’m super proud of this little guy so far. Big thanks to everyone who sent feedback during the BETA, please keep sending your suggestions as well as submitting those sweet sweet emails.

Much love,
Andy

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @emaillove

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