Chef Anahita

Combine bold and simple typography, with a monochromatic color scheme in just the right hue of red mauve, and you have this cracker of an email. Designer Justin Veiga has put a lot of personality into this email for Chef Anahita, while delivering a newsletter that’s sure to stand out (and display nicely) in any inbox. In fact, you could turn off all images and not miss the message (or Chef Anahita’s tasty lunchtime treats).

To avoid being mistaken for a phisher we’d just recommend labeling that Facebook Page link with something other than the URL. But apart from that, this is really an email that ticks all the boxes for a successful design.

Designed by Justin Veiga
Posted by Stig Morten Myre

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1 Comment

  • Ros Hodgekiss
    6th March

    From this post:

    “I have a few questions - for the developer or for anyone reading this. Have you found that using “*” on <td> as a width value is consistent? In your document, it is not technically valid markup since you’re using the XHTML strict doctype - and I think that’s alright, but some email clients force that same doctype, and I think you may find that “*” doesn’t work in all situations. For reference, this is found on the <td> containing the address, at the bottom of the email.

    Did you realize that on this same <td>, that your bgcolor is missing the pound sign? Hexidecimal colors should have pound signs.

    Also did you realize that in this same section, the white section is extending by 1px because the corner images you’re using contain 1px of red color in it? It’s a minor detail but it does extend.What is the point of using align=“absbottom” on your <img> tags? It’s a deprecated value for that attribute.Why aren’t you using self-closing meta tags if you’re using the XHTML doctype? It’s technically invalid, as well.

    Not that I care TOO much about validation in HTML emails, but… I also don’t see the point of using align=“absbottom” on <img>.

    Finally…. why are you using this in so many places?
    margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;margin-right:0;margin-left:0;padding-top:0;padding-bottom:0;padding-right:0;padding-left:0;You shouldn’t need to do that…

    Don’t misconstrue this as a discounting of the great work and effort. I wish that I could code/design emails like this for our clients. Unfortunately I cannot - not for lack of skill or knowledge but for lack of flexibility and rebranding and other things.”

    - Erik Woods (

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