Hey guys I'm new here and I was building a website for a friend to try and build my portfolio. I started off using a template and here's the website:
Here are a couple things I'm having trouble with if you guys could help me out:
1) I tried a bunch of times in my css files to add a textured image background to where the cream color is in the background of the body of the text and where the menu is. I tried a bunch of ways to put the image pattern and set it to repeat or position it so it's behind and it would either not show up at all or it would come up and look really bad not extending throughout all the cream color or it would show up but only behind the text as if like you highlight the text with a color and it looked solid and didn't look smooth at all which made it look bad.
2) At the bottom of the page where you subscribe, when you enter the email in and I get the email it doesn't say the email the person inputs in, it just sends me an email saying thanks for subscribing? I have it working on my appointments form under services and contact form I don't know why it's doing that.
3) On my appointments form under services and contact form how do I fix it so it checks for required fields. I have the asterisks but you can still submit without entering anything and I'd like to fix that.
That is it. I feel like I'm on the right path but I'm making few errors which is why it's not working. Any help is appreciated. If you need any of the coding I think you should be able to view the source or just ask me what part of the coding you need to fix the problem and I'll provide it.
One last thing and this may not be the appropriate page to post it but it's not the main topic of this post is SEO. What can I do to better rankings on google? Would it help if I inserted meta tags or anything? I appreciate all the help!