The “Mobile Era” has begun, according to stats 80% of internet users now own a smartphone or tablets and ignoring smartphones from your marketing campaigns will lead to a total loss. According to eMailmonday Mobile email will account for 15 to 70% of email opens, depending on your target audience, product and email type.
Nowadays people read emails more on mobile than on a desktop email client. Stats say 48% of email is now opened on a mobile device (Source: Litmus –”Email Analytics”, Jan 2015)
You can surely expect that this percentage will grow over the next couple of years which makes it important to use responsive email newsletter templates for your email marketing campaigns. To increase you email marketing campaigns success rate by using a responsive design that looks good on any screen size.
You might find it hard to design email templates which works works perfectly with different sized mobile devices and tablets currently available but surely some best practices can lead you to success.
Thankfully there are a bunch of guys who made it easy for you designing editable responsive email templates for you which works perfectly with different screen sizes. Instead of designing your own, take advantage of these free responsive templates that have already been tested on a variety of screen sizes and email clients.
In this post I have compiled a list of 10 free responsive email newsletter templates. These are single email templates and some of them comes with multiple design options. You can also tweak these templates according to your your needs.
This simple pre-designed responsive HTML is based on a Tuts+ tutorial. It uses minimal media queries and a fluid width approach to ensure maximum compatibility.
Salted is created by Jason Rodriguez with the same code which Litmus uses in their own email newsletters, it offers a simple base for building responsive HTML emails.
Green Village is a minimal and pre-designed email template that is suitable for multiple purposes. The download package includes both layered PSDs and the HTML source.
Email on Acid offers this responsive email template for free. This pre-designed template offers three “layouts” which trigger based on the width of different screen sizes.
Antwort’s email templates come with columns on desktop that automatically become rows on mobile to ensures your tables look great on mobile too.
Penrose offer a free sleek, responsive and flat email template that you can customize to your needs.
This email template was designed by Marco Lopes, a visual designer at boutique platform Farfetch.com. The download file includes all PSD elements, HTML, CSS and is ready for was tested on Litmus.
This newsletter template designed by Charles Memud is set to work on all major email platforms as well as smartphones. Charles used MailChimp’s Email Blueprint as the foundation to create this template. But he improved this template with multiple row options, redefined structure, and platform fixes for Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, Gmail, and more.
Folks at Copernica have build 5 stunning responsive newsletter templates that you can download. These HTML email templates work in almost all major email clients such as Apple Mail, Gmail, Thunderbird and Outlook.
Limtus offers 7 free responsive email newsletter template which works perfectly with different email clients like Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. The downloaded file includes PSD source files for you to modify according to your needs.
So, there you have it. You can find a ton of free email HTML templates on the web but, I have tried to cover the best and most beautiful responsive newsletter templates in one place to make it easy for you. If you use any other free email templates, you can share it with us in the comments section below.