Are you auditing your email design system? Here’s what we mean by that and why it’s important at Mumara:
Develop systems are a valuable tool in the workflow of e-mail creation. They save time by providing a starting point for the modules that are used to create an email. If you don’t already have a design framework, it can be daunting to know where to start and how to make one.
This post will go through the process of auditing your current emails to launch the design framework build process. Also, we will examine patterns and contradictions from your emails during the audit process. Then we’re going to use it as a plan to develop our design framework.
What Is the Design System?
To help the team scale design-related operations, an email design framework is a collection of documentation, software, and services. The use of a common workflow and assets helps your team to be more effective and ensures that the email campaigns meet the standards of the company.
A method of architecture aims to solve the following problems:
Helps everybody including non-designers and developers to easily grasp choices taken while trying to make fewer of them when they can point to a single source of reality about how to do things.
Improves workflow, not having to reinvent the wheel by reusing pieces every time keeping writing based on established principles of messaging, and following best practices. Use the best email automation software to help you with this process.
Need for Auditing Your Existing Email Design System
When you don’t know where you are starting from it’s hard to know where you are headed. An audit of internal email components reveals the tale of how the present state of email within the organization will be improved by a design framework.
Let’s talk about what tools we need to start auditing our email marketing campaigns now that we have an understanding of our reach and team. Further, what we need at the end of this are email samples. Samples can be gathered in a few different ways, based on how emails are received, saved, or processed in your company. For instance:
- Files from HTML
- Display ties in the browser or links
- Files on .eml
- PDF files
With a snapshot of the test text, we preferred to record our samples. Also, other than the email samples themselves, a way to take notes (post-its and sharpies or a power-point annotation tool) and you will be ready for the next step.
The Study of Patterns and Contradictions
Take the time to study all the components that you have acquired. Allow note of outliers to be taken in line with other elements that need to be modified. It’ll take time, but you’ll end up knowing what is actually operating inside your design framework and what needs to be changed after you’ve audited your internal email campaigns.
Design systems are a valuable method for email campaigns to ensure continuity. Further, email designers, engineers, and agencies benefit from the documentation of how your emails are designed and what they are intended to look like.
Auditing the latest emails offers insight into any discontinued, off-brand, or legacy components. It also offers you the chance to revisit technical problems such as usability, mobile rendering, and dark mode rendering.
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