I’m not one for highly controversial titles. But today Outlook wasted a couple of hours of my life. Instead of posting big explanations I think I’ll rather let the pictures do the talking:
Firstly, I need to present what the original design looked like. Basically I took a snapshot of our currently in design website and dumbed it down significantly to the point where it seemed sensbile to use for email use, the result is this.
I highly recommend you load the link, your browser should display it correctly permitting you have a half-decent browser (Firefox works, Internet Explorer 8 + 9 works, 7 should, Chrome, Safari etc should work).
What Outlook thinks of this:
So here is what Outlook thinks this should look like:
Hmm. I don’t think so.
Dumbing it down:
… to the point where Outlook can deal with it reulted in this. A far cry from the original design, but what can you do?