One of my favorite things to do on the internet is (aside from porn) to browse through designer, marketing company and advertising agency sites. These sites usually have some of the most inspiring designs…because they have to. They are not only showcasing their work, they are showcasing themselves and what they can do. Fortyseven media is a great example of one of those sites. I really like the look and flow of the site. The graphics, color and over all style just really seem to work. It’s easy to read, easy to look at and most important, easy to navigate. There is a definite style to the site and their work that I like…grungy, old and weathered. “Don’t visit them, if you want average!”
HTML email Inline Styler
This is an awesome little resource for anybody who does email marketing. Since Outlook doesn’t allow background images in tables and services like Gmail strip out any CSS in the head of your HTML, all your CSS has to be done inline. You could write all that code yourself if you need the practice, or you could use The HTML email Inline Styler. It’s straightforward and simple interface means anyone can use it. Best of all (aside from it writing all that code for you) is that it tells you what problems you might have encountered and for what systems, platforms, services and devices. Oh, did I mention it’s free?