How do I create an email signature template?
How do I create a professional email signature?
Do keep it short. Don't throw in the kitchen sink. Do include an image. Don't include your email address. Do be careful with contact information. Don't promote a personal agenda with a work email signature. Do use color. Don't go font-crazy or use animated gifs.
What is the best format for Outlook signature?
PNG-8 is suitable enough for small email signature graphics. PNG-24 supports 16 million colors like JPEG. But it better preserves color gradients and prevents "banding." PNG-32 has the highest quality, which means a larger file size.
Select the General tab, then scroll down to the Signature area. If you don't have a Gmail signature set up, choose Create new, and then name the signature. Then, paste your HTML email signature into the Signature field, and edit as desired. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and select Save Changes.
It isn't uncommon to run across image email signatures. But honestly, HTML is a better choice. A photo may look great, but an HTML will always give you more. Here's why you should choose a professional email signature using HTML.
When exporting from Photoshop, the ideal file formats for email signatures are GIF or PNG. Avoid using JPEG files as they often generate artefacts through over compression. This is what causes 'soft' logos.
All the CSS needs to be applied inline within the HTML elements. For some reason, emails don't render correctly when you try targeting HTML element classes/ids using CSS. The entire code for my email signature can be viewed at the embedded pen shown below.
Basic elements for a creative email signature:
You'll see an “Actions” menu under the “Message” tab. Click on that menu and select the “Other Actions,” then click on “View Source” to see the HTML code.
Now that you have the HTML code you want, you should save your signature as an HTML file. It's quite easy: Paste the signature's HTML code to a simple word processing tool, like Notepad and click File > Save as.
Here are some guidelines for using color to achieve great email signatures: Pick one or two colors that complement each other and stick with them. Don't use too many colors. Avoid using colors that clash (like purple and orange) unless those colors are part of your brand.
The ideal email signature image size should be 300 to 400 pixels wide and 70 to 100 pixels high. If the image is a banner, we recommend a maximum height of 100 pixels.