I have setup an .php that uses a template I made with Dreamweaver. I would like to have a background image behind the content, stripes show up everywhere except the table. Here is my code for the template

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title><style type="text/css">
<!--
body {
	background-image: url(http://www.backgroundlabs.com/backgrounds/358.gif);
	background-repeat: repeat;
}
-->
</style><font size="+4">~~~FeedTitle~~~</font></title>
<meta name="description" content="~~~FeedDescription~~~">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<style type="text/css">
a {
	font-size: 30px;
}
.a font {
	text-align: center;
}
</style></head>
<link href="http://www.feedforall.com/rss2html/ffa-29.css" rel=stylesheet type=text/css>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" background="http://www.backgroundlabs.com/backgrounds/358.gif">
<img src="http://www.316apps.com/headerlogo.png" width="965" height="203" />
<h1 align="center" class="a"><b>~~~FeedTitle~~~ </b></h1>
<table width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="8" align="center" bordercolor="#333333">
  <tr valign="center" bgcolor="#F4F4F4"> 
    <td width="88%" height="2" class="a"><font size="+6"><CENTER>~~~FeedDescription~~~</CENTER></font></td>
  </tr>
</table>
<span class="a"><br>
~~~BeginItemsRecord~~~ ~~~FeedMaxItems=50~~~ 
</span>
<table width="75%" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" align="center" bordercolor="#666666">
  <tr valign="top"> 
    <td height="47"> 
      <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="15" align="center">
        <tr valign="top" bgcolor="#F4F4F4"> 
          <td height="23" width="50%"> 
            <p class="a"><span class="cc"><b><font size="+5">~~~ItemPubShortDate~~~</font></b> <a href="~~~ItemLink~~~">~~~ItemTitle~~~</a></span></p>
            </td>
        </tr>
         <tr valign="top"> 
          <td height="17" width="50%"><span class="cc"> <span class="a"><font size="+5">~~~ItemDescription~~~</font></span></span></td>
        </tr> 
       </table>
   </td>
  </tr>
</table>
<p><span class="a">~~~EndItemsRecord~~~ </span>
<p align="center">copyright Company Name 2006 all rights reserved; <br>
  <font size="-6">rss2html template created by <a href="http://www.feedforall.com">FeedForAll</a><br>
  </font> </p>
</body>
</html>

In the design window in Dreamweaver, I can see the background stripes, but when I upload the template to my server and view it, there is only white background. Can anyone help me with this?

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title><font size="+4">~~~FeedTitle~~~</font></title>
<meta name="description" content="~~~FeedDescription~~~">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<link href="http://www.feedforall.com/rss2html/ffa-29.css" rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
<style type="text/css">
a {
    font-size: 30px;
}
.a font {
    text-align: center;
}


body {
    background: #FFFFFF url(http://www.backgroundlabs.com/backgrounds/358.gif) scroll repeat top left;
}

</style>
</head>
<body>
...

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title><font size="+4">~~~FeedTitle~~~</font></title>
<meta name="description" content="~~~FeedDescription~~~">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<link href="http://www.feedforall.com/rss2html/ffa-29.css" rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
<style type="text/css">
a {
    font-size: 30px;
}
.a font {
    text-align: center;
}


body {
    background: #FFFFFF url(http://www.backgroundlabs.com/backgrounds/358.gif) scroll repeat top left;
}

</style>
</head>
<body>
...

Made those changes and it still doesn't show.

I have setup an .php that uses a template I made with Dreamweaver. I would like to have a background image behind the content, stripes show up everywhere except the table. Here is my code for the template

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title><style type="text/css">
<!--
body {
	background-image: url(http://www.backgroundlabs.com/backgrounds/358.gif);
	background-repeat: repeat;
}
-->
</style><font size="+4">~~~FeedTitle~~~</font></title>
<meta name="description" content="~~~FeedDescription~~~">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<style type="text/css">
a {
	font-size: 30px;
}
.a font {
	text-align: center;
}
</style></head>
<link href="http://www.feedforall.com/rss2html/ffa-29.css" rel=stylesheet type=text/css>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" background="http://www.backgroundlabs.com/backgrounds/358.gif">
<img src="http://www.316apps.com/headerlogo.png" width="965" height="203" />
<h1 align="center" class="a"><b>~~~FeedTitle~~~ </b></h1>
<table width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="8" align="center" bordercolor="#333333">
  <tr valign="center" bgcolor="#F4F4F4"> 
    <td width="88%" height="2" class="a"><font size="+6"><CENTER>~~~FeedDescription~~~</CENTER></font></td>
  </tr>
</table>
<span class="a"><br>
~~~BeginItemsRecord~~~ ~~~FeedMaxItems=50~~~ 
</span>
<table width="75%" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" align="center" bordercolor="#666666">
  <tr valign="top"> 
    <td height="47"> 
      <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="15" align="center">
        <tr valign="top" bgcolor="#F4F4F4"> 
          <td height="23" width="50%"> 
            <p class="a"><span class="cc"><b><font size="+5">~~~ItemPubShortDate~~~</font></b> <a href="~~~ItemLink~~~">~~~ItemTitle~~~</a></span></p>
            </td>
        </tr>
         <tr valign="top"> 
          <td height="17" width="50%"><span class="cc"> <span class="a"><font size="+5">~~~ItemDescription~~~</font></span></span></td>
        </tr> 
       </table>
   </td>
  </tr>
</table>
<p><span class="a">~~~EndItemsRecord~~~ </span>
<p align="center">copyright Company Name 2006 all rights reserved; <br>
  <font size="-6">rss2html template created by <a href="http://www.feedforall.com">FeedForAll</a><br>
  </font> </p>
</body>
</html>

In the design window in Dreamweaver, I can see the background stripes, but when I upload the template to my server and view it, there is only white background. Can anyone help me with this?

For starters, there are a ton of errors in this code. I just inputted this into WC3 validation and there are 20 errors and 1 warning. Try to correct those errors and then try again.

Try this:

body {
background: #FFFFFF url('backgrounds/358.gif') scroll repeat top left;
}

on my previous post, I forgot to include the css for the tables, but the background does show up for me:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>~~~FeedTitle~~~</title>
<meta name="description" content="~~~FeedDescription~~~">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<link href="http://www.feedforall.com/rss2html/ffa-29.css" rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
<style type="text/css">
a {
    font-size: 30px;
}
.a font {
    text-align: center;
}


body {
    background: #FFFFFF url('http://www.backgroundlabs.com/backgrounds/358.gif') scroll repeat top left;
}
table{background-color:white;}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<img src="http://www.316apps.com/headerlogo.png" width="965" height="203" />
<h1 align="center" class="a"><b>~~~FeedTitle~~~ </b></h1>
<table width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="8" align="center" bordercolor="#333333">
  <tr valign="center" bgcolor="#F4F4F4"> 
    <td width="88%" height="2" class="a"><font size="+6"><CENTER>~~~FeedDescription~~~</CENTER></font></td>
  </tr>
</table>
<span class="a"><br />
~~~BeginItemsRecord~~~ ~~~FeedMaxItems=50~~~ 
</span>
<table width="75%" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" align="center" bordercolor="#666666">
  <tr valign="top"> 
    <td height="47"> 
      <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="15" align="center">
        <tr valign="top" bgcolor="#F4F4F4"> 
          <td height="23" width="50%"> 
            <p class="a"><span class="cc"><b><font size="+5">~~~ItemPubShortDate~~~</font></b> <a href="~~~ItemLink~~~">~~~ItemTitle~~~</a></span></p>
            </td>
        </tr>
         <tr valign="top"> 
          <td height="17" width="50%"><span class="cc"> <span class="a"><font size="+5">~~~ItemDescription~~~</font></span></span></td>
        </tr> 
       </table>
   </td>
  </tr>
</table>
<p><span class="a">~~~EndItemsRecord~~~ </span>
<p align="center">copyright Company Name 2006 all rights reserved; <br />
  <font size="-6">rss2html template created by <a href="http://www.feedforall.com">FeedForAll</a><br />
  </font> </p>
</body>
</html>

Not for me. I put it in there and uploaded to my server and it still doesn't show the background

What browser are you using? What's the url to your page?

Some servers cache the pages, especially css files so you have to use CRTL F5 to force the refresh.