View Full Version : newbie question. page displaying html code. what's wrong?

01-06-2010, 02:43 PM
So I'm trying my first test html page and all I have written in it is :


and that is what I see when I open it in firefox. Obviously I'm trying to have it display only "test". I made it from a word document(I also tested it with a txt file) and tried naming it with either a .html or .htm ext. So what is my obvious mistake? Thanks

01-06-2010, 03:05 PM
I think, your editor converted the < and > symbols to their equivalent html entities - &lt; and &gt; (you may confirm this by using the "view source" option in your browser ). Make use a good editor like notepad++ to practice html/css

01-06-2010, 03:06 PM
There should not be any problem.
Can you please attach your file.

01-07-2010, 02:32 AM

The reason for this is because you have no code referencing what image you want you background to display or color. Please visit the following sites to help you out:


Hope this helps!!! :thumbsup:

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