Re: Simple Questions for Newbie (Background Page Image)

Amities. . . thanks for you reply and the others also.

Okay I kept going back to the HTML and CSS examples on the W3Schools site.
They are VERY GOOD!

As I added <p>a one line of text</p> to the body of the HTML page the
background image flowed downward with the body content. Excellent. I
understand that now.

I read in the CSS section that . . . "Style Sheets Can Save a Lot of Work

Styles sheets define HOW HTML elements are to be displayed, just like the
font tag and the color attribute in HTML 3.2. Styles are normally saved in
external .css files. External style sheets enable you to change the
appearance and layout of all the pages in your Web, just by editing one
single CSS document!"

I suppose I can have multiple CSS documents for a particular HTML page,

So . . .

Step one - create an HTML page
Step two -  link a CSS page into the HTML page for the background image or
colors, etc..

Is thes correct?

Thanks Everyone. I'm liking this.


Dominique Meeùs-2 wrote:
> RickinRSM a écrit ce qui suit, le 03/10/08 08:45 :
>> 10/2/2008 11:40 pm PDT
>> I've tried all of the suggestions here. I searched an studied the HTML
>> and
>> CSS tutorials and examples.
>> This is my latest. No errors detected.
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
>> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
>>       "">
>> <html>
>> <head>
>> <link rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css"
>> href="New1.css" />
>> </head>
>> </html>
> I suppose that without a <body>something</body> (between </head> and 
> </html>, not much should be dispayed. A html page is about displaying a 
> body.
>> All I get is a line of color acroos the top of the page.
>> Here is my New1.css . . .
>>   font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
>>   font-style: normal;
>>   font-weight:normal;
>>   text-decoration: none;
>>   color: Black;
>>   background-color: Black;
>>   background-image: url(D:/RealEstate/XSite/TestSplash.jpg);
>> background-repeat: repeat-y;
>>   background-attachment: scroll;
>>   background-position: center;
>> What am I doin wrong?
> Do you mean
> body { font-fam...
> ...
> ... center;} ? Otherwise, this is no CSS. CSS clauses have to be ABOUT 
> something (body for example).
> Then, supposing you had a body, supposing your CSS did indeed read 
> body{...}, it seems queer to write in black ("color:...") on black 
> ("background-color:...").
> Finally, if you never wrote html and css, you should test step by step: 
> first
> <html>
> <body>Hello World !</body>
> </html>
> At that stage, do not bother with xml, DOCTYPE, DTD and the like. (Mind 
> the fact that html is less demanding than xhtml.) If "Hello World !" is 
> displayed, then add <head><link somecss></head> and write body{color: 
> red;} in the css file to see if "Hello World !" becomes red. When you 
> are sure to control everything, syntax of html and css, correct path of 
> the css file (begin with everything in the same directory to make it 
> simple), et cetera (and that you corrected possible mistakes in what I 
> wrote), you could begin experimenting with body{background-image: 
> url(...);}.
> -- 
> Amitiés, Dominique,
>, +32 (473) 61 31 75,

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