Originally Posted by Hannan2011
Background information might be interesting or important, but it's not as interesting or important as what your characters are doing right now - and if it is, something is wrong with your plot or your characters or both.
I hope you're joking....
Re the OP's question - a number of things:
Your css file, if that's what you've posted above,should only have css in it, not html as you've posted, and the css contained within the style tags is incorrect. You need a .css file which just
Assuming that your background image is showing anyway, then is the image actually big enough to provide a background for your content div? The background won't be stretched automatically.
Remove xml tag at the top of your html.
You're missing a closing </div> tag for #content.
I suspect this still may not fix everything - in which case can you give a link to your page - without the image it's hard to give more accurate responses.