SitePoint’s brand new website & email newsletters


SitePoint recently redesigned their website and I was lucky enough to play a small part in the process as their email developer. I used Lead Designer Pete Bakacs’ designs and worked with the team to build a modular & responsive Campaign Monitor template for their newsletters.

The results are pretty spiffy, if I do say so myself! Check out the latest Design newsletter on Litmus Scope.

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Nicole Merlin

I'm an HTML email designer and developer from Melbourne, Australia. I love email, design, typography, calligraphy and curling up with a book.

  • Thanos

    Looks great!

  • Nicole Merlin

    Thanks Thanos! I agree. It was a great design to work with.

  • Antonio Almeida

    Hi Nicole. Really good EDMs resources in your blog. Thank you!
    I am just wondering what is the support like for @fonts?


  • Nicole Merlin

    Hi Antonio, thanks so much!

    They will work on Android*, iOS (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch/Sparrow/Mailbox), Apple Mail, Entourage, Outlook 2000, Outlook 2011 on Mac, Gmail in Chrome (Mac) and some installations of Outlook Express. All other clients display your fallback font.

    *Gmail and Mail. Fonts must be an installed Android-compatible font: Droid Sans, Droid Serif, Open Sans or Roboto. I think Roboto, being the newest Android typeface, will only work on newer versions of Android that have it installed.

  • Antonio Almeida

    Cool! Better than I thought.
    Thank you. Please keep posting :)

  • Nicole Merlin

    Will do mate! Thanks for reading! :)

  • Antonio Almeida

    Hi Nicole.
    What is the purpose of using the tag? is this necessary?


  • Nicole Merlin

    Hi Antonio,

    Yes, this is necessary when you are using remotely hosted web fonts. Using the font face tag prevents Outlook from displaying Times New Roman instead of your fallback font. I am posting a roundup guide to web fonts in the next day or two with everything you need to know about that!

  • Antonio Almeida

    Awesome stuff.

  • Sam Sexton

    Great work, quick question, do the responsive tables work ok in Outlook 07+?

  • Nicole Merlin

    Hi Sam, absolutely. Outlook 07+ is a must!

  • junniramey

    Will you please tel me the name and model of the cell phone in the pic? :) please

  • Nicole Merlin

    It’s an HTC One. The original one (not the mini or the max).

  • junniramey

    Thanks o Lot :)