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QUESTION: Hi Ken,
I'm a newby and a little dummy about websites.
I'm trying to make some little changhes to my website (background image, fonts, colors...)but I stopped just on the index page.
As u'll see in the image attacched, index page is very different if sseen on the net or saved as HTML file.
I tryed to give a look at the source code of the page but I cannot find anything about that different look.
Do u know which and where is the trick?
Thanks a lot in advance.
Fabrizio

ANSWER: Hi Fabrizio - great question!

I don't have your source code, so I can't tell for sure - but it appears that the "saved html" view is missing your background image.  That's most likely because it's looking in the wrong location - or the background image file has been deleted or moved from the folder.

If you can't see the code - or don't know how to change it - a possible solution could be to publish the website from the web server BACK to your  local machine.  That would replace any missing or lost background image - or if it's just bad code, it would replace the code as well.

I hope this helps - Have a great day.

Ken

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QUESTION: Hi Ken,
the site is working properly, I missed to send u the source code.
Now u'll find it in the attachment.
The only jpg in the code is "anelli" (rings - wedding rings) nothing else.
I can suppose there is a css because all the background images of the site are almost the same ( www.boutiquedellafotografia.it), but, how to retrieve and modify it?

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I'm attaching an image that shows you the background image code.  It IS in your css file.  The reference to the background image uses a relative url like [ ../locationfolder/filename.jpg ] and that's probably why the background image won't show up on your local machine.

You can add tools to your web browser that lets you see the code on a live site like my screenshot.  Google "browser web developer add ons" to find out what's available.

Have a great day - Ken

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I've been developing websites for almost 20 years. If you have questions like these, I can help! Should I try this myself or hire a professional? What tools do I need? How do I sell products online? How do I make money with my website? Can I create a website without buying expensive software? How do I design a website FAST? How do I market my website? Is a BLOG a website? How do I put video on my website? What is website hosting? When will search engines find my website? OK, I've found a site I like - but now what? Can I make my website a subscription site?

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I have over 20 years of practical experience with web-related issues, and some military computer training. I've worked for a computer manufacturer, and own a small technology company specializing in web-design, hosting, and internet media production. I am the webmaster of several sites, and e-newsletter editor for Rotary District 6760 which is comprised of 65 clubs throughout middle Tennessee.

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I'd like to say a diploma from a revered educational facility hangs on my wall, and perhaps someday it will. In reality, everything I know has been self-taught, much of it done so in the hallowed halls of that venerable institution called "The School of Hard Knocks". (I have taken courses at a local community college, and received military computer programming training as well.)

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