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Re: [Sigia-l] The design of plain text (fixed font) reports from Skot Nelson on 2012-04-12 (SIGIA-L Mail Archives)

Re: [Sigia-l] The design of plain text (fixed font) reports

From: Skot Nelson <skot_at_penguinstorm.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 07:49:50 -0700

Based on what are you asserting that?

The data needs to go where it belongs. If the tabular data is central to the message it *needs* to go into the email body. Putting it on a link to a web page means only people who click through will see it. With a 20% click through rate considered "good" thar needs to be considered.

Data can be structured in both plain text and HTML emails that makes it readable if it's being presented in tabular form as long as you consider the limitations of BOTH types. In the case of plain text it's important to factor in line length: keep it short.

Most data could benefit from and additional link to a better rendered web page, but relying on it makes no sense in many cases.

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On 2012-04-12, at 7:33, Danny Hope <danny.hope_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Tabular layout and email don’t belong together. You should just send out a
> link to a web page.
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