So I built this new welcome email since the service we were using to do Image personalization is stopping the service April 1. So this is my first success with the background image tool(https://backgrounds.cm/). But Outlook 07/10/13 is making me nuts. Wondering if i could get some help from the awesome email community.
Here's code and link to the previews.

<tr>
             <td background="http://static.cdn.responsys.net/i5/responsysimages/content/greensmoke/welcome-pic-no-text.jpg" bgcolor="#ebca7b" width="600" height="330" valign="bottom" style="text-align:center;font-size:$cond(gt(stringlength(lookup(fname)),5),50px,65px)$;font-family:Arial, sans-serif,'Lato';color:#ffffff">
  <!--[if gte mso 9]>
  <v:rect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" fill="true" stroke="false" style="width:600px;height:330px;">
    <v:fill type="tile" src="http://static.cdn.responsys.net/i5/responsysimages/content/greensmoke/welcome-pic-no-text.jpg" color="#ebca7b" />
    <v:textbox inset="0,0,0,0">
    <font color="#ffffff" face="Arial, Verdana, sans-serif" style="color: #000001; font-family: Arial, sans-serif,'Lato'; font-size: $cond(gt(stringlength(lookup(fname)),5),50px,65px)$;text-align:center; vertical-align:bottom">
  <![endif]-->
  <div valign="bottom" style="text-align:center;padding-bottom:20px;font-size:$cond(gt(stringlength(lookup(fname)),5),50px,65px)$;font-family:Arial, sans-serif,'Lato';color:#ffffff"><strong><span style="text-align:center;padding-bottom:20px;font-size:$cond(gt(stringlength(lookup(fname)),5),50px,65px)$;font-family:Arial, sans-serif,'Lato';color:#ffffff; vertical-align:bottom">Welcome $capitalizewords(lookup(fname))$</span></strong></div>
  <!--[if gte mso 9]>
  <p style="margin:0;mso-hide:all"><o:p xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"> </o:p></p>
    </v:textbox>
  </v:rect>
  <![endif]-->
</td>
      </tr>

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