Editor’s Note: We first published this article in 2015, as “28 Free Responsive Email Templates.” We updated it in Sept. 2017, below.
With more of your shoppers on mobile devices, make sure your next email campaign uses a responsive design that looks good on any screen. Take advantage of free responsive email templates that have been tested on a variety of screen sizes and email clients.
Here is a list of free responsive email templates. There are single email templates and collections with multiple layout options. All of these templates are free.
Cerberus is a small collection layout patterns for HTML email that includes Fluid, Responsive, and Hybrid templates. The code is meant to be edited, adapted, and built upon.
Slate is a collection of five responsive email templates, tested in Litmus. The templates are designed for business needs, such as newsletter, product update, receipt, simple announcement, and stationery.
Sendwithus Open Source Email Templates.
The Sendwithus Open Source Template project is a collection of free email templates created and managed by the Sendwithus community. Anyone may contribute new themes and templates, or make updates to the existing ones.
Responsive Email Patterns.
Responsive Email Patterns is a large collection of patterns and modules for responsive emails. Preview a layout and then grab the code. The collection is based on Brad Frost’s This is Responsive patterns.
MailChimp Email Design Reference.
Email Blueprints is a collection of HTML email templates that can serve as a solid foundation and starting point for the design of emails. They include template language elements that make them customizable when imported into a MailChimp account.
Zurb Responsive Email Templates.
Here is a set of five free email templates from Zurb, with newsletter, sidebar, and hero layouts. Each template comes with separate CSS and HTML, suitable for your email campaign tool.
Antwort offers responsive layouts for email that both fits and adapts to client widths, with single, double, and triple column templates. Antwort is meant to teach you how to do responsive layouts for email. That’s why source pre-lined HTML is now included.
Free Newsletter Template.
Here is a free multipurpose email template on GraphicsFuel by PSD2HTML. Fully compatible on 34 email clients and browsers, and tested on seven actual devices.
Passion is a responsive, multipurpose email template on Pixel Buddha by DynamicXX.
MailPortfolio is a responsive email template with a simple and clean design. MailPortfolio was tested with Litmus and Email on Acid.
Using MailChimp’s Email Blueprint as the foundation, this template by Charles Memud is an improved version with more row options, redefined structure, and platform fixes for Outlook, Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, and more.
Mosaico is an open source editor that lets you create responsive emails with an easy drag-and-drop interface. Mosaico itself does not define what you can edit or what styles you can change; it’s defined by the template. Choose from two templates to start: Versafix-1 and Versafluid.