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31-03-2002, 08:36 PM
I have spent the last two days trying to construct a 'family' webpage, mainly for my far-flung children (now adults) to see family photos. I have used a free programme (HTML-Kit) to make the programme (complete with family photos. The final result looks fine, and works off the floppy with the files on it. However, when I try to upload the files to www.tbns.net (another freebie recommended by F1, I find that: 1. The photos don't load (I get the file name, but no photo). The print/formatting does, and 2. only the first page loads, the others seem to get stuck on various adverts, not available notices......This must seem a simple problem, but I am tearing my hair out, and I only got involved in this because the weather is so lousy we can't go sailing! Can anyone help (in simple terms please!).

31-03-2002, 09:14 PM
Did you upload all the pictures and made sure that all the links to the pictures were correct. I have no idea how HTML-Kit works but it maybe linking the pictures from your hard drive and not the website.

Once you have all the pictures uploaded you changed the links of the pictures to http://www.yoursite.com/images/thispic.jpg as an example.

31-03-2002, 09:27 PM
I'll have to think about that a bit. Everything works fine from a floppy on A:\ drive. I have all the files (including photo files) in one directory on the website, and I can't see any identification to the hard drive in the html file ie <img alt='myphoto.jpg (12K)' src 'myphoto.jpg' height='200' width=200'>

31-03-2002, 09:28 PM
remember that html is case sensitive too, so if yoursite/pics/Last Year.jpg is linked as
yoursite/pics/last year.jpg it won't come up. Try that, if not feel free to post the html and we'll try fix it


31-03-2002, 10:44 PM
If pictures don't show it is most likely to be one of 3 things:

1. Case sensitivity: Pic1.JPG does NOT equal pic1.jpg. If the first part (before the dot) is OK make sure the extension (after the dot) is also the same (some graphics programs make the extension in UPPER case without you realising it)

2. Absolute file names instead of relative file names:
eg. 'a:/images/pic1.jpg' instead of 'images/pic1.jpg' (a picture in a folder called 'images' relative to where you called it from)

3. Accidentally referencing back to root eg. '/images/pic1.jpg' when it should be 'images/pic1.jpg

31-03-2002, 10:44 PM
It is also very important that your directory structure is excactly the same on line as it is on your HDD. For instance, if a picture on your hdd (floppy) points to: C:/mysite/photos/myphoto.jpg, you must have the same path on the internet. If you upload the photos in a different folder (or the same folder as the html files), it won't be able to find them.
Hope that helps.

01-04-2002, 10:56 AM

Can you post the website address so we can go look?