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Email design. CSS or no CSS?

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by Multimedia Novice, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Multimedia Novice

    Multimedia Novice Junior Member

    Hi there.

    I've always been taught to code up my html email newsletters using inline styles only. For instance, I'd code a piece of Arial, 10pt, black text as follows:

    <span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 10pt; color:#000000">HERE IS MY TEXT</span>

    But these days, are there many email clients that can't handle font styles in the head section? Or is it just safer to use inline styles?

    I was also under the impression that the <font> tag is now depreciated (hence the use of the <span> tag above). But I've recently found a client that can't view the correct font when I use span (and neither can their colleagues who test on different browsers). I got around this by styling the paragraph tag <p>, but this causes annoying line breaks when switching between font types and sizes.

    Somebody put me straight!

    Cheers, MN

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