[thelist] Newsletter help

Razvan Pop razvan at cpea.ro
Sat Jan 29 06:55:36 CST 2005

Hi again,

    That is what I am going to do. Avoid using images for lists. I am 
not going to force users. Just my boss doesn't understand what spam is. 
All the "+" will be replaced by simple dots or squares. What do you 
think of the newsletter layout? Is it ok?

Michael Pemberton wrote:

> 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?
> hth

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