If you code HTML emails, you might tame your tables with a spacer .gif. Spacergif.org tries to make your life easier, one pixel at a time.
How does it work? Just copy the code below to get your spacer.gif. Change the width and height to the desired size, and you're set.
<img src="https://spacergif.org/spacer.gif" width="1"/>
When you're ready, download your very own spacer.gif here to use in production.
Before CSS, a 1px transparent .gif was used to control blank space within a web page, and could be resized by it's width and height attributes. Today, the spacer .gif lives on through HTML email layout, where it holds open tables in inboxes across the internet.
It's the year 2017. Outdated layout methods for HTML emails are hassle enough. You handle the code, let spacergif.org handle the spacer.gif.
You can generate your spacer.gif as a color value, useful for layout and debugging. There are even a couple of secret colors, give it a try!
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spacergif.org is a fun tool by Pat McNeil. Feeling Generous?