Author: Chris Coyier

  • Scheduling Email Sends

    I’m not sure how many email clients build in the ability to send an email later, but it’s not terribly uncommon. It seems like it’s a bonus feature for new clients trying to entice users with features, and a third-party add-on for others. I don’t use it, ever. Not because I’m against it or anything, […]

  • It’s all a lie

    Three cheers for the first email client with the cojones to remove it from their UI entirely.

  • OutHorse Your Email to Iceland’s Horses

    Clever campaign from Big Iceland Tourism: I very much hope to do this one day. I have been to Iceland once and it was a very lovely trip. Which reminds me, Exposure is also a very lovely website, but it hasn’t worked its way into regular usage from my, so I should probably move that […]

  • Current Role

    After I sold CSS-Tricks, I get way less than half the email I used to. Relatively, it now feels absolutely trivial to manage my email. I don’t need any fancy techniques, organizing concepts, or special software to stay on top of things. I look at my email and just deal with it. I even get […]

  • Context Plz

    I’ve never worked at a company big enough to get included in emails where I don’t even know why, but I know a lot of people struggle with that.

  • built for mars: A UX case study on Gmail

    I enjoyed clicking through the slides that Peter Ramsey put together. All good points, I think. It’s mostly about the onboarding process, which has some pretty hilariously bad issues, like these FIVE DEEP popups: There is a good bit about how Google warms you up with agreeing to an easy-to-agree to feature before hitting you […]

  • Talk about having range

    Tucked away in a listicle from Clo S. titled How to Make your Email Inbox Calmer: We outsource to inboxes the storage of memories, to-dos, information streams to stay in touch with our favourite topics, and more. Your inbox is your own space on the Internet, private by default, with a key – your email […]

  • The Two Email Client UIs

    You got this one: And you got this one: I prefer the latter, as it doesn’t force you to look at any one particular email all the time, you can default to the overview.

  • Do you use a combined inbox app?

    I gotta ask around about this more. For a long time I managed a bunch of very separate email addresses. For example, my personal email at chriscoyier@gmail.com, a general CSS-Tricks email at team@css-tricks.com, and my CodePen-specific email chris@codepen.io. They all happened to be Google-based, so that made it easier-ish. The mobile Gmail app was happy […]

  • Strong Bad

    It’s been a hot minute since this dude was answering emails. The first one was uploaded to YouTube in 2009, but was actually first published in 2001. Making fun of peoples email via email is a great use of email.