Macworld just posted a story I wrote about “Creative design tips for e-mail signatures“. In it, I discuss the pros and cons of using text formatting to create a signature that reflects a bit about who you are (or want to be).
Here’s how it begins:
“If you consider yourself creative, you’ve likely considered designing a fancy signature line for your e-mail messages. It’s a terrific opportunity to express a bit of your personality without requiring any additional work when composing your message—and without adding extra file size to your e-mail. (Your recipients will appreciate that!) Plus, it makes the e-mail more distinctive, acting almost as a business card, if your recipient wants to print it out.
The trick is to know a little about how e-mail works in general, and how to use text formatting to express your identity.”
If you’d like to spice up your email signature without adding graphics, check it out!
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.