Width of emails

Discussion in 'Email Marketing' started by Danielle A, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Danielle A

    Danielle A New Member

    Your comparison information is very helpful. I use an email marketing firm currently and have sent quite a few emails. One item I am trying to obtain that has given me a bit of an issue recently: maximum width of emails. The templates I currently use have a max width of 60 pixels. Is this standard? Can you tell me the max widths for each email marketing firm? Thanks.

  2. jen

    jen New Member

    Which email marketing service are you currently using? The max width should be about 600 pixels, not 60 pixels. 600 pixels is consistent with email marketing best practices, since that is the width of the window for most email clients. You probably don't want to create an email that is wider than that because readers don't like to scroll left to right and could abandon your email without reading most of it.

    Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions.

  3. Danielle A

    Danielle A New Member

    Jen, thanks much. I use Constant Contact. I have been happy with them but received an email from someone using iContact. They must have somehow over-rode the 600 pixels…their email was much easier to read. One point that I am perhaps overlooking is that I have a really wide screen monitor in addition to a smaller one. I should actually view my emails on the small monitor. Thanks for your help in making the light come on.

    Thanks again.

  4. jen

    jen New Member

    No problem! Also, if you're interested in checking how your email or website looks on different monitor sizes without having to switch computers, check out the Web Developer add-on for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/web-developer/

    Once you download and install it, go into Tools > Web Developer in your browser and click on Resize. You should be able to resize your browser to 800x600 pixels or 1024x786 pixels. You can also resize it to a custom size. This is a much easier way to check how your email will look on different screens.

    Best of luck!


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