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iain
post Apr 19 2007, 12:52 PM
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Hi Guys,

I think this will be an allmightyily stupid post - but being a technophobe its killing me.

I am trying to improve my -shop for my little business ( i say improve - more like start it!) and i am trying to get a picture onto the home page and all the help i find on line tells you examples detailing a web link - but i thought that was what HTML was for?

But my main query is i type something like:

<IMG SRC="images/logo.jpg" alt="Horseplay logo" />


in and it doesnt work - do i have to give the web page more of a clue of where the images folder is?

Sorry for waffling, and thanks for any help you may be able to give me

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post Apr 19 2007, 01:05 PM
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You'll have to provide the correct location for the image, Iain.

See:
http://htmlhelp.com/faq/html/basics.html#relative-url
http://htmlhelp.com/faq/html/images.html#broken-image

Those links should hopefully give you some idea of how to point to the correct location.


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post Apr 19 2007, 01:05 PM
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If you type in http://www.example.com/images/logo.jpg - does it come up? And I am assuming that the HTML file that is calling the image is one up in the root structure?

Also, if you are on a *NIX server, file names are case sensitive, whereas on Windows they are not. So on a *NIX server, logo.jpg is not the same as logo.JPG


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post Apr 19 2007, 01:16 PM
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Have you checked for Capitals, if you spell it Logo.jpg and your actuall image in the folder is called logo.jpg its not gonna work!
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post Apr 19 2007, 02:44 PM
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<IMG SRC="images/logo.jpg" alt="Horseplay logo" />

If you write XHTML all element and attribute names must be lower case. If you write HTML you shouldn't use the closing slash. Mix them not.
This isn't related to your image problem. Browsers will treat it as HTML either way. Just want to encourage good habits. smile.gif


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post Apr 23 2007, 07:15 AM
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Guys many thanks for your responses - i think the problem was i was trying to get the pictures directly from my hard drive - which i am told you cant do - so how do i get a picture onto the web through a lycos based web page - any ideas - am getting increasingly lost - in case you hadn't worked that out
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post Apr 23 2007, 07:23 AM
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You'll need some form of Web hosting, Iain, which provides you with space on a computer (server) that is connected to the Internet.

Maybe Lycos provide the Web hosting. You'll have to speak with Lycos to see if they allow you to upload your own images.


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post Apr 23 2007, 08:09 AM
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Cheers Jamie - have sent them a message to that effect - and they told me this was gonna be a piece of cake!!!?!
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post Apr 23 2007, 11:02 AM
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I think you'd find it much easier if you didn't use Lycos for your Web hosting needs. wink.gif


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post Apr 23 2007, 01:08 PM
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QUOTE(JamieHarrop @ Apr 23 2007, 05:02 PM) *

I think you'd find it much easier if you didn't use Lycos for your Web hosting needs. wink.gif



Yeah cheers for that - i have gathered that! They assured me it was dead easy to do an e-shop on their site - how wrong they were!!! mad.gif
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post Apr 23 2007, 04:30 PM
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Well, if you're seriously finding Lycos to be a problem rather than an asset, there are thousands of Web hosts to choose from. http://www.webhostingtalk.com has plenty of reviews and people available to offer help in your search.


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post Apr 23 2007, 07:41 PM
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Boy, you guys are complicating things! tongue.gif
You already have a page at Lycos, you say? So create a directory called 'images' inside the main directory and upload your pictures to it in the same manner as you uploaded the HTMl files. Or upload the whole 'images' directory from your HD.


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post Apr 23 2007, 08:01 PM
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Hey, when I last used Lycos hosting (Those days were fun) I found myself pulling my hair out and kicking my monitor. Maybe they've improved since then, but all I can say is my experience of Lycos was not nice. Things just weren't as simple as "Upload your image directory". You had to jump through 101 hoops before being able to do that, and at the end of it all you still received customer service that was, well, it wasn't anything, because it hardly existed. biggrin.gif

Besides, I'll stick to the small time, family-feel Web hosts any day, who bring us 20 minute response times to support tickets, 24 hours a day, and greet us by our first names instead of "Hi Customer 10342". smile.gif The word 'Lycos' alone brings up horrible images of *the* Dot-Com company of the '90's, only to be brushed aside by Larry Page and Sergey Brin and then watching (or not watching, as the case was. Due to the lack of publicity) Lycos fade in to the background. Ugh. That black dog running across my screen in the late '90's too.

Sorry. The word 'Lycos' just gives me the image of a time when the Internet wasn't the Internet I know today. Lycos had it's time in the spotlight, but it failed to keep up with the times as a search engine, a Web host and a pet owner. smile.gif

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