W3C HTML Mail Workshop 24 May 2007, Paris, France
email: accessibility - Stéphane Deschamps, Jean-Marc Bassin, France
- Considering that the HTML email WG will try to define new common
grounds for HTML-based emails, we aim at providing a tentative state of
the art and list of minimal requirements as seen from an accessibility
point of view.
- Should e-mail
designers/developers ignore standards because of poor rendering in e-mail
clients? - Darren Rawlings, Head of Strategic Service (Europe)
- It has often been suggested by clients that e-mail design should
follow the same rules and principles as web design, as such, demands
place on individuals and organisations designing and developing e-mails
often mirror that of web design and development.
vs. Web – A Tactical + Technical Design Paradox - Jim Kelley, Sarah
- E-mail is a very powerful and often understated medium. It’s still
rather new… yet an evolving advertising form - highly relevant,
measurable, sophisticated, and innovative as it mixes the authoring
technologies of the Web with conventional, offline direct marketing
principles. In this day and age however… identifying yourself as an
“E-mail Designer” can confuse people simply because most identify
with the title “Web Designer.” But here’s the thing, Web and
e-mail design currently do operate within a completely different set of
coding and design practices. Now why is that? And as a creative
professional why should I care?
- Email security and
client development - Chris Newman, Sun Microsystems
- Imagine you had a web browser which every day would randomly jump to
a web page created by a phishing house (a different one each day) that
was trying to break into your computer. This browser would proceed to
HTML-in-Email - Pierre Saslawsky, Outspring Inc.
- Some of the points exposed here are excerpts of the posts I sent to
the mailing list, and the underlying theme is my opposition to any
broad curtailment of HTML, CSS and other standards in emails.
- Web standards: a must
for html email - Mark Wyner, Mark Wyner Design
- Browser support for web standards is finally becoming commonplace, as
is authoring for standards compliance with accessibility front of mind.
However, HTML rendering in email clients is sporadic at best,
exhibiting a lack of CSS support reminiscent of (now-antiquated)
4.0/5.0 browsers. We must continue to embrace web standards and call
for support in HTML email clients.