Inkcite is the modular desin system for building modern, responsive email. Like Middleman is to static web sites, Inkcite enables #emailgeeks to use helpers (custom email components), variables, partials and conditionals to accelerate their email development workflow. Additionally, Inkcite provides easy ways to keep your code DRY (don’t repeat yourself) and to modernize email development using variables, versioning, testing, image optimization and code minification.
Inkcite is a Ruby gem. Ruby comes pre-installed on Mac OS X and Linux.
If you’re using Inkcite on Windows, try RubyInstaller.
Creating a New Project
Once Inkcite is installed, you will have access to the
This will create a new sub-directory called
Clone an Existing Inkcite Project
To clone an existing Inkcite email into a new project, you can use
Start the Preview Server
Inkcite’s preview server gives you a live view of your email as you build it
by modifying the
Open your browser to
Inkcite’s preview server provides a reasonable approximation of how your email will render in many modern email clients. Before you send, always test using Inkcite’s built-in email previews and compatibility testing.
During development, you can refer to your command prompt or terminal window to see important warnings (such as missing images or links).
A comprehensive tutorial on building a modern, responsive email using the Fluid-Hybrid method is available on the Inkceptional blog.