Ink: Quickly create responsive emails that work on any device & client. Even Outlook.

ZURB, an innovative product design company in Campbell, California, announces Ink, a framework, not a mere set of templates, for responsive email. Ink is not available just yet, however. Here are excerpts from a 4 November 2013 ZURBlog article:

A little over a year ago, we started to notice that more and more people were reading our monthly email newsletter on their mobile devices. With a growing audience of readers on-the-go, we made our email newsletters responsive. And that mobile readership has only grown since then — now nearly 50% of our readers open our emails on a smartphone or tablet.

We took what we learned and released a series of responsive email templates, but they didn’t get along with Outlook. Now we’re poised to release a new responsive email framework that’s Outlook-ready.

Since we launched our templates last year, we’ve worked hard to develop the content that goes into an email newsletter. We realize that marketers need to worry less about technical gotchas and more on the content. A responsive email framework helps with that more than a template could. Ink, which will be released soon, is a framework, not a series of templates. Think of it as Foundation for emails. [Note: Foundation is ZURB’s popular framework for responsive web sites.]

While Ink is not yet available, you can stay informed of its development by subscribing to a monthly update.

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As of August 2013, 47% of emails are opened in mobile devices, says Litmus

According to this article from Litmus:

Mobile opens hit a plateau from May through July, but August saw a 3% leap and mobile opens now represent 47% of market share—a new record high, and nearly a 24% change since a year ago. In response, desktop and webmail clients have dipped slightly; with desktop opens at 32% and webmail at 21%.