I wanted to see if this is possible as a solid workable solution across the various clients. I understand that images are generally not displayed by default and that background images have limited support in some clients. But I have seen a old-ish article from Style Campaign making this work quite well. I am about to redesign several travel email templates, is this something people would advise trying out?
Background images used sparingly and appropriately can definitely be achieved relatively stress free now-a-days.
You can generate the code to use on this website:
Yeah it's pretty solid, although I dislike that when you click a VML element in Outlook it highlights it with a marqee
@jimmenycricket - Thanks for the info that website will certainly be useful
@Redferret - Thanks for the tip. I'll keep a beady eye on what Outlook does regarding clicking on a VML element.