The State of the [email] Nation

Carried out a quick experiment in the lab this morning. Been tinkering with a very simple and clean web framework called lemonade. It then occurred to me that this sort of thing could be a great yardstick to show how differently mailclients will render an up to date, responsive, web code HTML grid.

Click the link below to cheer at Apple mail, gasp at Outlook 2011 (on mac) laugh at BlackBerry and cry at Gmail (popcorn optional).

Here are the litmus results and screenshots

Screenshot 2014-05-29 14.49.10

This is a great (albeit biased) illustration of how varied the support is for email, why it’s niche and the reason we have experts.

Sidenote 1:
This is how it should look (open in your best browser).
Sidenote 2:
I know this is web code and not email code, that’s the point.
Sidenote 3:
Look how well Apple handles the code overall. Just sayin’.
Sidenote 4:
This is way too many sidenotes. Noted.