Building Responsive HTML Emails


Do you want to create responsive HTML emails that look great on mobile devices as well as larger screens? Right now, over half of emails are opened on mobile devices. Creating responsive EDMs and e-marketing materials is absolutely essential for any effective campaign.

For those who already have some web design skills this course is a great way to jump in and learn how to code your own HTML emails from scratch. You’ll learn HTML and CSS for responsive design, and you will soon be building HTML emails that look great across the widest range of devices and platforms.

Course content

  • What can be done with HTML email
  • The limitations of email clients
  • Fluid, adaptive, responsive
  • Best practice for coding with tables
  • Writing inline CSS
  • Controlling layout and spacing
  • Responsive tables
  • Scalable images
  • Progressive enhancement with CSS
  • Classes and attribute selectors
  • An HTML email boilerplate
  • Essential fixes for badly-behaved email clients
  • Call to action buttons
  • Hiding content on desktop/webmail clients

Ideal for

Web and graphic designers who want to be able to build HTML email templates for their own clients and e-marketers who want to take their skills to the next level.

Important Information

No refreshments are provided.  Please bring your own.

Students who have completed Website Design 1 or Responsive Website Design will be eligible for a 10% discount on course fees for Building Responsive HTML emails.

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The intention of this course is to teach you to do everything from editing existing email templates, to confidently beginning to code your own from scratch. You’ll leave the course with a completed responsive HTML email that can be used as a template for your own designs.


You should have some experience with hand coding HTML and CSS. This course is ideal for students who have completed Website Design 1 - The Full Overview.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are supplied, including handouts and project files.

Materials to bring

Bring a USB stick, so you can take away working project files with you.  If you like to take notes, bring paper and pen!


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes

Facilitator - Paul Greenstein

Specialising in web and interactive design, multimedia and graphics, Paul has been building websites and teaching web design since the early days of the Web. In London, Paul was co-director of Ubiq Creative Training, a highly respected company delivering innovative short courses to designers and developers. Since moving to Melbourne two years ago, he has continued to work as an expert trainer, consultant and web developer. He enjoys the challenge of putting complex ideas across in a simple way. See more about Paul at


  • Loved learning all the shortcuts and actually producing something that worked and looked cool! Paul made a sometimes complicated topic easy to follow! Elizabeth

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Available course dates

Saturday 24 August 2019

  • Code S345314
  • Start date 24.08.19
  • End date 24.08.19
  • Hours 6
  • Campus City
  • Fee $335.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 24.08.19 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

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