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dclay
08-14-2008, 01:07 PM
Hi,
Have created a site www.actionresearch.ltd.uk for my new company with the help of my sister. I have never used dreamweaver before so been a lot to take in over past few days. As you can see the background image for the homepage is missing as well as all the other images in the site. The text fonts are also messed up.

I know there is an issue with the location of the images but I can't work out how to correct it. All are saved in the images folder and have been uploaded onto my server but for some reason it is not linking it all up. When I go to my servers file manager and view the file its link is http://actionresearch.ltd.uk:2082/frontend/x3/filemanager/showfile.html?file=Stack+a+books.jpg&fileop=&dir=%2Fhome%2Factionre%2FImages&dirop=&charset=&__cpanel__temp__charset__=&baseurl=&basedir=

Surely it should be actionresearch.ltd.uk/Stack+a+books?

Any help would be most welcome!

davidj
08-14-2008, 01:15 PM
some of your <td's are carrying this attribute and value


<td width="750956"


you need to attend a course if your company are expecting you to achieve something nice and professional. You need to get a good book and cover loads of tutorials especially on CSS as table layout is evil!

Corrosive
08-14-2008, 01:57 PM
table layout is evil!

Dr Evil's Table...sorry, couldn't resist. :wink:

Corrosive
08-14-2008, 02:03 PM
Proper welcome is in order I think. Hi dclay! Welcome to DWCF. DJ is right though. Web design is done with CSS and Div Tags nowadays. Tables are for tabular data.

dclay
08-14-2008, 05:09 PM
So are you guys saying that the site as is needs scrapping and starting from scratch? I don't understand as it looks good on dreamweaver.

Corrosive
08-14-2008, 07:05 PM
So are you guys saying that the site as is needs scrapping and starting from scratch? I don't understand as it looks good on dreamweaver.

OK, that was a bit mean as you have only just started using DW. We all start out using tables to make designs and I've seen some great ones out there. Your site maybe needs a splash more colour but, on the whole, it's nicely laid out and gets the message across.

The only thing is that tables are an old way of building sites and, when you learn CSS, you will not look at a table again (unless you have something which really needs to be in a table). Do read the articles at Adobe I pointed you towards earlier and see what you think.

It's a steep learning curve for a while but we will all help here.

Bradster
08-14-2008, 09:16 PM
my message is to evil to type

Rob_Che
08-15-2008, 01:07 PM
Hey dclay, welcome.

Your images don't appear as they don't exist at the location you've noted.
Check the file paths.
http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/Photos/Untitled-1.jpg = image not found on server...

Have you uploaded them ?
These are the images that have been uploaded to "Images"
Parent Directory (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/)
.DS_Store (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/.DS_Store)
IMG_1088.JPG (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/IMG_1088.JPG)
Stack a books.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/Stack%20a%20books.jpg)
Untitled-1.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/Untitled-1.jpg)
ginger.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/ginger.jpg)
girl fre.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/girl%20fre.jpg)
girls.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/girls.jpg)
kid in hole.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/kid%20in%20hole.jpg)
lego.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/lego.jpg)
pull face.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/pull%20face.jpg)
thumbnails/ (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/thumbnails/)

Corrosive
08-15-2008, 01:42 PM
Hey dclay, welcome.

Your images don't appear as they don't exist at the location you've noted.
Check the file paths.
http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/Photos/Untitled-1.jpg = image not found on server...

Have you uploaded them ?
These are the images that have been uploaded to "Images"
Parent Directory (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/)
.DS_Store (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/.DS_Store)
IMG_1088.JPG (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/IMG_1088.JPG)
Stack a books.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/Stack%20a%20books.jpg)
Untitled-1.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/Untitled-1.jpg)
ginger.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/ginger.jpg)
girl fre.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/girl%20fre.jpg)
girls.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/girls.jpg)
kid in hole.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/kid%20in%20hole.jpg)
lego.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/lego.jpg)
pull face.jpg (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/pull%20face.jpg)
thumbnails/ (http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/thumbnails/)

Rob's right, check where your images are stored and make sure they are available to find. Also, try not to leave spaces in names of images. You end up with this kid%20in%20hole.jpg which isn't ideal. If you want spaces then use an underscore.

dclay
08-15-2008, 11:35 PM
OK, I've redone the site utilising a CSS template and images are all stored in the correct location now but they are still not displaying on explorer...

Rob_Che
08-16-2008, 05:12 PM
Your links are still wrong.

Your images are in "Images" not "images"... ;)

-fedexer-
08-16-2008, 11:45 PM
And when you finally get the images fixed, you need to take a look at your navigation.

Currently it seems pretty wrong, just an example is from your index page go to your 'about us', now when you are on that page and click 'about us' again, it attempts to take you to services.html ... evidently wrong and not what you are trying to achieve.

Hope that helps somewhat, after you get your images sorted.

dclay
08-19-2008, 06:20 PM
"images" now changed to "Images". And navigation on 'about us' fixed. However this is still not helping the images load up - I know the problem is something to do with the code but what I don't know!

Rob_Che
08-19-2008, 08:42 PM
Here is a portion of your current code:

#threeboxes {
background:transparent url(images/three-box-fill.gif) repeat-y scroll left top;
color:#000000;
font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
font-weight:bold;
height:200px;
margin-bottom:0px;
margin-top:25px;
width:769px;

Are you SURE you've changed the css image links to "Image" ????
Capital I in the links or small i on the folder... the choice is yours...

I see an image here:
http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/Images/three-box-top.gif
but not here...
http://www.actionresearch.ltd.uk/images/three-box-top.gif

Rob

dclay
08-19-2008, 09:09 PM
Sorted! Many thanks for your help - sorry for being so dense with this stuff!

Rob_Che
08-19-2008, 10:04 PM
Hey, no worries !

Take a look back at my first posts (and some more recent ones!). Yours aint so daft! Sometimes it's staring you in the face.

Glad I could actually help someone ! haha...

Corrosive
08-20-2008, 07:09 AM
Sorted! Many thanks for your help - sorry for being so dense with this stuff!

I think you owe Rob a beer :wink:

davidj
08-20-2008, 08:57 AM
if someones buying mines a Guinness