[thelist] Newsletter help

Michael Pemberton evolt at mpember.net.au
Sat Jan 29 06:41:08 CST 2005

Razvan Pop wrote:
>    Anyway, if you look at the newsletter you'll see that i use a "+" for 
> list-style-image, the green one. For each of them Squirrel puts smth 
> like "Image has been removed". My problem is: can I trick web based 
> mails to show images, at least background images? Can I make a list to 
> look like that without using images? I doubt that is possible, but 
> asking never hurts.

The problem is that "tricking email clients" falls into the category of 
"stuff that spammers do to force the user to see their images".  I hope 
that this kind of thing is not possible.

The best practise is to include alternative text for all your images. 
In this case, a simple "+" should suffice.

There are, however, people who may go so far as to suggest that you look 
at avoiding graphics whenever possible.  If you need a green "+", then 
why not use text?

Michael Pemberton
evolt at mpember.net.au

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