Published on June 24th, 20090
Tables turn for email designers
Microsoft is facing a customer backlash over its plans to ignore standards for email formatting, with petitions being set up on Twitter to allow people to air their grievances.
The incoming version of Microsoft’s ubiquitous email client, Outlook 2010, is expected to use Word for formatting, meaning that people using Outlook won’t see design features such as background and floating images, forcing designers to use inflexible tables to display content.
A campaign group has been set up here where you can also see examples of how emails will look in the new Outlook.
Over 8000 people have signed the Twitter petition at the time of writing, it can be viewed here.