Responsive design techniques for tables
A new blog post by our technical guest blogger, Andrey Podstavnychy
Email developers have been coding responsive emails for a few years now, there are however still many arguments, topics and discussions on the many ways of going about it and still room for improvements.
One of the difficulties we encounter with coding responsive email is tables.
Why is it tricky you may ask? A table consists of information in cells that can’t be broken up because then it wouldn’t make sense anymore, so that leaves us with the option of simply shrinking the table. This will however look a mess if there is lots of text in each cell.
I have provided some working examples. To really experience what I am illustrating, please switch to a desktop, so that you can play with the size of the browser window to see the effect of the responsive design.
All-in-all the 2016 Billentis report paints a rosy picture of continuing development in the eInvoicing and eBilling space. Governments, vendors, large billing organisations and SMEs are all adopting new electronic processes as they strive to reduce costs and increase completeness and accuracy of information. The harmonisation regulations in the EU space will fuel further development in the sector and improve cross border data flows and payments. With specific reference to the EU market, the ‘Fat Tail’ of eInvoicing, representing over 90% of invoice numbers, comes from SMEs where the ease of sending PDF documents (now including an XML structured data layer) will drive the paperless agenda for many years to come. eInvoicing networks are beginning to accept that they will need to be the conduit for the data that is contained in these invoices and will have to create the same exception handling processes, but using the ubiquity of email. This market is only just starting to gather momentum…can’t wait to see what the next 5 years bring!
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