For all the run down on Foundation for Emails to listen to the full episode here: http://codercatchup.com/episodes/34808-episode-064-build-better-email-templates-with-foundation-for-emails-2
Extract from the blog http://zurb.com/article/1434/foundation-for-emails-2-1-supercharge-you Foundation for Emails 2 has already changed the email workflow for thousands of people with a revamped CSS codebase, Inky markup to ditch tables, and a powerful workflow to stay D.R.Y. It makes coding HTML emails, well, easy. Today we are releasing Foundation for Emails 2.1 which further optimizes your workflow and speeds up coding. There are a couple new Inky components and more ZURB Stack magic to simplify your HTML email development and make you an email pro.
There are 2 updates, one quite major, but the first one being some new custom elements, a New Spacer Inky component.
Vertical spacing between email clients is not as simple as it sounds, in fact, it's consistently inconsistent. Versions of Outlook don't respect margin and padding the same and
's are different all over the place. Plus who wants to see
all over the place?
New Wrapper Inky component:
Making beautiful fluid width headers is now a reality:
All the starter templates have been refreshed with these new components.
Now for the major change... Litmus integration for email testing!
Extract: Testing is a very necessary but time consuming process. Tools like Litmus exist to speed testing up so you can test many devices and email clients at once, but you still have to zip your images and send your email to Litmus for testing. But, what if you don't use an email service provider? How would you send the email to Litmus? Not to mention your images still need to be hosted.
To solve these problems, Foundation for Emails 2.1 introduces loads of helpful new features. The ZURB stack can now tie into your existing Litmus account and with a single command inline your code, optimize it (compress your HTML and images) and send it off to Litmus for testing. If you have an Amazon S3 account, the ZURB stack will replace your images with hosted ones so that they can be tested on Litmus. Foundation for Emails 2.1 helps you save even more time testing and preparing your emails so you can spend more time improving your product. Whether you have no email workflow or want to upgrade your existing one, Foundation for Emails has your back.
Huge, huge shoutout to Dan Van Brunt, @iDVB on GitHub and Twitter for setting this up and getting it across the line for this release! Give him a shoutout!