Make emails easily readable across devices using amp-fit-text
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Make emails easily readable across devices using amp-fit-text

Published : October 19, 2022 | Updated : May 23, 2024

Text that is too small to read is a very real, very challenging problem in emails. Too large a type size is also a put-off. Very often it’s the device that gives the impression of the text being small or big. A 15-point headline that seems normal on a laptop would look uncomfortably oversized on a mobile phone. 

So, what is the best way to create a comfortable email reading experience?

amp-fit-text, an AMP component, is the solution. It perfectly manages the fit of the email content within the given screen space.

Let us take a look at the amp-fit-text component that makes your content responsive and easily readable in emails.

1. What are the benefits of the amp-fit-text component?

amp-fit-text allows you to expand or shrink the font size of the text to fit the content in a limited space. It is particularly helpful in displaying content on smaller screens. Here are some advantages of using amp-fit-text in emails.

1.1. Optimizes content placement

Users can lose track of the key message when text overflows and gets trimmed to fit a designated space. You can increase the responsiveness of the text per screen size with amp-fit-text. This AMP component ensures that the content works well within the parent container by reducing or increasing the font size in proportion to the screen area.

1.2. Offers a smooth user experience

The best way to engage an audience is by simplifying the user experience. amp-fit-text makes the best use of the available space to deliver visually appealing content. Be it long blog posts or several snippets of news events, amp-fit-text wraps the text to fit within the email body, making content easier to consume.

1.3. Generates user interest

Uniform message delivery across devices is a great way to encourage returning customers. Leverage the amp-fit-text component’s flexibility to give users a convenient content experience across devices. Consistency builds trust that translates into better engagement.

2. How to use the amp-fit-text component

The amp-fit-text component enables  you to manage the size and fit of text within a specified area.

Required Scripts: <script async custom-element=”amp-fit-text” src=”https://cdn.ampproject.org/v0/amp-fit-text-0.1.js”></script>

The expected content for amp-fit-text is text or other inline content, but it can also contain non-inline content. For content placed within  an amp-fit-text element, the amp-fit-text component finds the best font size to fit all of the content within the available space. 

If the content of the amp-fit-text overflows the available space, even with a min-font-size specified, the overflowing content is cut off and hidden. WebKit and Blink-based browsers show ellipsis for overflowing content.

While overflowing content appears truncated to fit the container, note that it is still in the document. Do not rely on the overflow behavior to stuff large amounts of content on your pages. While it may look appropriate visually, it may lead to the page becoming overly verbose to users of assistive technologies (such as screen readers). For these users, all the truncated content will still be read/announced in full.

With amp-fit-text, the text scales responsively in the ratio defined by the responsive layout but does not exceed the size of its parent. Besides, you can style the amp-fit-text with standard CSS. In particular, you can use text-align, font-weight, color and many other CSS properties, except font size.

If you wish to learn more about the amp-fit-text component for email, visit amp.dev.

3. Variations of the amp-fit-text component

Adjust the responsiveness of text size in emails using the attributes of the amp-fit-text component.

3.1. Set minimum font size

The min-font-size attribute specifies the minimum font size in pixels as an integer that the amp-fit-text can use. The content cannot shrink beyond this size. Take care not to set it at an unreadable size.

3.2. Set maximum font size

The max-font-size attribute specifies the maximum font size in pixels as an integer that the amp-fit-text can use. The content cannot expand beyond this size. Make sure you set it at a reasonable size to avoid excessive scrolling.

amp-fit-text is frequently combined with the amp-list and amp-sidebar components to make the emails even more effective.

4. How can Netcore Cloud help you?

Netcore Cloud empowers you to create AMP interactive emails coupled with the world’s most advanced AI-powered email delivery. We send 18 billion emails/month on behalf of businesses across 12 countries.

Netcore Cloud offers an enterprise-ready AMP editor that makes AMP email creation quick and easy. You can use the no-code drag-and-drop editor to build engaging AMP emails quickly. To customize further, you can connect with the in-house team of AMP experts to design AMP emails for specific use cases.

At Netcore Cloud, we help you set up and integrate AMP emails in as few as 10 days. You will find instant support for domain whitelisting, custom AMP design creation, and email delivery optimization that maximize the ROI of your email marketing campaigns.

With Netcore Cloud’s help, 50+ global brands have rolled out interactive emails powered by AMP and achieved their goals.

Netcore Cloud’s team partners with your marketing team to help you leverage the power of AMP emails and drive business revenue. Our experts share your brand KPIs and work as an extension to provide result-oriented solutions.

Connect with us to understand how you can benefit from our expertise and experience.

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Written By: Kanika Sreen
Kanika Sreen
Assistant Manager - Content Strategist