It’s 2017…why is sending responsive, browser friendly emails still such a hassle? If you’re frustrated with your email templates and are sick of coding them over and over to fix things that don’t work or try to make them fully responsive across dozens of different devices, maybe it’s time to try your hand at a free responsive email template. What follows is a list of some of the best of what’s out there in this department.
This one is a free download that comes with simple, responsive patterns for you to use when writing your HTMl emails. The emails are responsive and compatible with all browsers and email clients — even Outlook!
Brought to us by the people over at Zurb, Foundation for Emails lets you create free, responsive email templates that are universally compatible. Not only are the responsive, but the templates can also be edited quickly using Sass. If you’ve worked with Foundation for Sites, this is a great option for you, as you should be familiar with the coding style of Foundation.
Don’t be put off by the simple style of Antwort’s site — these templates are great. They’re easy to use and customize and also lightweight, plus, they’re totally free.
Campaign Monitor is an email marketing company that provides, along with many other services, access to free, colorful, creative, and industry-specific email templates. The templates are free, responsive, and will save you a lot of design work.
If you’re looking for something a little less stylish than what Campaign Monitor has to offer, this template might be right for you. It’s basic and rather generic, but not completely void of any style or personality. Because it’s so simple, it’s perfect for customizing to match the aesthetic of your site’s style or brand.
Before the days of iPhones and tablets, back when responsive design wasn’t even necessary, people used to use tables to design and structure pretty much everything, from big web pages to little emails. Since tables are sort of a pain to make responsive, this is no longer the norm. However, if you’re old-school and find yourself more comfortable working with tables, this template is a great option. It’s built with tables but by some miracle is still responsive! Definitely worth checking out.
This email template aims to be fully responsive even without media queries so that it works on even super old versions of browsers and email clients. It claims to be “future proof” because it achieves its look using only the most basic, simple code.
MJML is a free responsive email framework that’s lightweight and easy to use. It contains components that make the code easy to edit and adjust, and it should only take seconds to add a new content section to your email template.