Foundation for Emails
Foundation for Emails (previously known as Ink) is a framework for creating responsive HTML emails that work in any email client — even Outlook. Our HTML/CSS components have been tested across every major email client to ensure consistency. And with the Inky templating language, writing HTML emails is now even easier.
The main way to get started is with our email template stack. To use the stack, you'll need Node.js installed on your machine.
To set up the emails template, run these commands:
git clone https://github.com/zurb/foundation-emails-template project cd project npm install
npm start to run the project. A new browser window will open with a BrowserSync server showing the finished files.
npm run build to do a full email inlining process.
Using the Ruby gem
foundation_emails is a gem that enables you to use Foundation for Emails assets within a Rails project. To install in your app:
- Add the following line to your Gemfile:
- Then execute:
- Import Foundation for Emails in your emails' stylesheet(s):
// app/assets/stylesheets/your_emails_stylesheet.scss @import "foundation-emails";
Adding Inky's templating capabilities to Rails is easy thanks to the inky-rb gem, which bundles
foundation_emails by default.
Check out our Migration Guide for upgrading an existing template or for more in-depth code examples.
Foundation for Emails 2.0 documentation and framework are on the
develop branch and you can compile it on your own machine.
Run these commands to set up the documentation:
git clone https://github.com/zurb/foundation-emails.git cd foundation-emails
Foundation for Emails 2.0 documentation is on the
git fetch git checkout develop npm install
npm start to compile the documentation. When it finishes, a new browser window will open pointing to a BrowserSync server displaying the documentation.
npm run test:visual to compile the visual regression tests. All of the pages under
test/visual/pages are compiled and inlined. From there, they can be uploaded to Litmus for testing.
Inky is our new templating language that converts simple HTML into the complex tables required for email layout.
The parser converts a set of custom HTML tags, expanding them out into full HTML syntax. Below is a list of every custom element.
<container> <row> <column small="12" large="4"></column> <column small="12" large="8"></column> </row> </container>
<block-grid up="3"> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </block-grid>
<menu> <item href="one.html">Item One</item> <item href="one.html">Item Two</item> <item href="one.html">Item Three</item> </menu>
As an open source project, we looooove our community support. Please file issues, or better yet pull requests on the Foundation for Emails Repo. We're stoked to hear your feedback, make improvements, and keep evolving Foundation for Emails!
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