Web Page Design

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  1. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    Help please,

    I am trying to design a very simple web page, but am having a few problems. i downloaded a FTP program and created a home page and a few pages that link off that in Word.

    I tried to give my pages a background in Word, but when they upload to the web page, the background doesn't appear.

    Any ideas?
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  2. Starkiller

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    Is the background image file only on your computer or also on the server? Is the HTML accessing the background image on the server?
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  3. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    Ahh. That might be it. The image is just on my laptop. If I just upload that as well, it should work?
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  4. Starkiller

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    The image has to be there and the html code on the web page has to point to where it is.
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  5. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    Okay. I'm quickly getting out of my level of expertise. How do I do that?
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  6. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff Member

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    Where you added the photo into your html document, you created a link to the image from somewhere on your computer. Change that link to the place you are keeping it on your server such as:

    http://www.yoursite.com/image.jpg

    It will immediately go to a white box with a little broken link symbol but should work when you upload it to your server.
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  7. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    But where do I find that link when the picture is the background?
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  8. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff Member

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    It's a little different depending on the program.

    If you can look at the page as html code, it is probably in the header area and you should be able to find the file name.

    Or, you can go back to how you imported the image to begin with and probably change the link at that location.
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  9. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    Apparently I know even less than I thought.

    How do I access the HTML code?

    Do I need special software?
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  10. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff Member

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    Hmmmm...

    If you are using GoLive or Dreamweaver, you can look at the page in design mode, text mode or preview. The text mode shows you the html.

    See if you have the ability to switch the view.
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