March 22, 2006 at 12:49 PM
So what's going on with the Digital Web Magazine Newsletter? Those of you who have been subscribed for a while may have noticed a slight change in the layout of the text-only emails we send out. Well, thats only one small change that is happening with the newsletter. Thanks to Mark Wyner's design skills and help from Dave Greiner from Campaign Monitor we now have a HTML version of the newsletter that you can get. This is totally optional, but in my opinion it looks 100 times better than just plain ol' ASCII text-only. To get the HTML version (which will be out in our next issue) all you need to do is subscribe and choose HTML in the subscription form. Already subscribed but want the HTML version? No wories, just subscribe with the same email in which you already get the newsletter and click the HTML radio button, your subscription will be auto-updated from text-only to HTML.
HTML emails are a bother. I would (or maybe just hope) think most people that read this newsletter are really more concerned with information than pretty.
That is probably true.. function over form. However, a lot of readers have requested a HTML version of the newsletter and several readers have asked us to improve the layout.. which we did in both the text version and the HTML version.
form is just as important as function.