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Pantone's Color of 2017

Greenery

What it symbolizes:
Freshness, a new start, progress and success

When used in design, how does Greenery make someone feel?
It really depends on if it is used alone or alongside other colors. When used alone it can make people feel a sense of trust and anticipation. When used alongside darker colors it can give the impression of deviousness or greed. When used alongside other shades of green and light neutrals it can give the impression of compassion and kindness. 

This particular PANTONE color is very versatile when it comes to color combinations. To learn more about what color palettes to use with Greenery read more about it on the PANTONE website.

News, Development

Gmail Announces Responsive Support

"It's about time!" is what most people are saying about Gmail's new responsive email support that is supposed to arrive later this month.

THIS IS JUST ONE PART OF AN OVERALL EFFORT TO EXPAND CSS SUPPORT IN GMAIL AND TO GIVE EMAIL DESIGNERS MORE CONTROL OVER HOW THEIR MESSAGES ARE RENDERED.

Pierce Vollucci, Product Manager at Google

What are they changing exactly?
From a design perspective, the two major changes is their support of the <style> tag and media queries.

What is not included in this update?
The support of embedded web fonts (including Google fonts), animations and pseudo classes such as :hover will not be included. Don't be too disappointed though. The fact Gmail is finally supporting responsive emails is a huge step forward in the right direction!

News, Development

BIG News about Microsoft Outlook Announced at TEDCBoston

Microsoft is teaming up with Litmus, the home of an active (and smart) email development community, to bring more ideas to solve rendering problems in Outlook (YES!!!). Together they will #MakeEmailBetter

For all email designers and developers alike, this at the very least is EXCITING!

Read and/or watch the announcement from TEDCBoston here.