Category Archives: Design

Animated gifs in email signatures

For some people, animated gifs are the essence of the Internet – before them, there was nothing of interest. Gifs have opened our eyes to the magic of ultra-cute, animated kittens, memes and epic fails, to mention a few. But apart from those highly popular and reusable gifs, there is another type of gifs – simple animations which in the business world could be deemed as professional.

How about pasting them into email signatures then? Thanks to our atavistic predator instinct, nothing grabs our attention as much as a moving objects next to a static background (that is, regular email content). Animated gifs seem like they are crafted for this purpose exactly. Be careful though, as the line between “attention-grabbing” and “extremely annoying” is finer than you might think.

Animated gifs in email signatures
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Email Signature for a photographer – how to promote yourself

An email signature is an important part of communication. Especially when you are an artist, for example a photographer, and you want as many people as possible to see your works. This simple element can make a lasting impression and lets you stand out from the crowd. And that’s not all – an email signature provides an easy way to promote yourself and encourage your recipients to see your work. At the same time, while composing your signature, it is easy to miss important information and lose valuable opportunities. This guide will help you make sure you design a perfect signature for a photographer.

Event-Photographer email signature

For steps on how to create a perfect, general-purpose email signature, see the perfect email signature anatomy.

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Email address in email signatures – to use it, or not?

There has been an ongoing discussion on the matter. “Why should I add my email address to my signature?” is a recurrent question, whenever email signatures are discussed. Below, we state a few reasons why you should consider adding the email address to your email signatures.

Email address in email signatures - to do or not

Having an email address in email signatures might seem redundant. After all, when you send an email, your recipients would click the reply button, rather than look for the email address in the signature. However, there are some valid reasons to add that email address to your footers.

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Best business email signature design for 2018

With a new year, we welcome new trends in email signature design. In 2018, to make appealing and professional signatures, we still look for simplicity and visual harmony. However, you will also get some concepts in signature design that become more and more popular like one-click surveys. Let’s then see some spicy examples of the best email signature design for 2018.

Simplicity

Simplicity is still the queen. It makes the signature look classic and professional. You should not make the signature overloaded with contact details. Or with graphical elements. These, in fact, can turn the signature into a real disaster if not used moderately. The simplicity would be especially appreciated in business correspondence. Let me present some examples of signatures that stick to the rule “the less, the better”.

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This email signature is the best example of what really simply signature should look like. Only basic contact details, no images or photos. The perfect choice for those who appreciate minimalism.

Best email signature for 2018

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What fonts are best for email signatures?

Every element of a signature block plays an important role. Contact details, user’s photo, images, hyperlinks, social media icons or font need to go together to make the signature look professional. One of the basic elements that can significantly impact the signature’s readability and visual perception is an improper font. That is why, in this article, I will discuss the best fonts for email signatures.

Best fonts for email signatures

To choose the best font for email signatures, you need to look for one of the safe fonts. By “safe fonts”, I mean fonts that are available on most devices. No matter if this is PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad or Android – you can be pretty sure that the font you use in your signature is also installed on the recipients’ side. This will guarantee that the signature will look just the way you see it on your screen.

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Proper formatting of email signatures

At first glance, email signatures may not seem that important, especially if you compare them with other things going on in your company. But if you delve deeper into this, you will find out that email signatures play a significant role when it comes to marketing, branding or maintaining a good relationship with your customers. What is more, disclaimers added to these email signatures may also prevent you from legal issues. Keep in mind that even the best-written email may not do its job if you are not confident enough about the company you are dealing with, so gaining a client’s trust should be a priority for each employee in your company. Certainly, a fine-looking email signature that contains useful information is a nice try to make a good impression. And if you combine a fine-looking signature with an attractive marketing banner, the results may surpass your expectations.

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How to compose a perfect Christmas email signature

Christmas email signatures are one of the most popular seasonal signatures. Nothing strange here, the holiday mood starts well before actual Christmas date. And because your email signature is the beating heart of your professional correspondence, holidays are the perfect moment to refresh your email signature design.

There is not much time left before the big date, so if you too want to send great Christmas-themed emails, you have to finish your signature project real quick. Let me show you how to design your perfect Christmas email signature, quickly and easily.

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Email signature for a software developer – design a perfect one

In the modern world, being a software developer is prestigious. You know it. So whether you maintain work connections, or just contact someone on a more casual basis, remember – there is no shame in showing off. I will show you just how to create a perfect email signature for a software developer.

Why focus on email signatures? Emails are the base for professional communication. Email signatures are necessary. They provide contact info and check how professional you are. Yes, people will judge your professionalism and skill, basing on your email signature. You may say it has nothing to do with your abilities, but in fact, it is an exam of your attention to detail. What is more, people have learned to expect a professional email signature as it shows you care and respect your recipients.

Email signature for a software developer

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