I created my web page in dreamweaver,suprising thing is that everything i write appears bolded.
i checked well and discovered this code at the top of my page is causing the problem,which is been inserted by Dreamweaver its self when i started my page.
So i dont know what is the importance of the code or should i just remove it,or it has a specific meaning.
what should i do to unbold the fonts.
here is the code causing the problem

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

please help!!!i need your suggestion.

All that code does is tell the browser to use XHTML, it has nothing to do with the actual formatting of the page. More than likely you have a misplaced <b> tag in your code somewhere.

here is my code please check it.

<?php session_start();?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/styles.css" />
<title>No body can stop you from being happy</title>
</head>

<body class="body">
<?php

if(!session_is_registered('user')){


include"checklogin.php";
exit();
}
?>
<table width="900" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" height=100% align="center" class="maintable">

  <tr align="left" valign="top" height="90">
    <td align="center" valign="top">
    
    
      <table width="900" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" height="90" >
  <tr valign="top">
    <th scope="row" align=right height="10"  background="images/toptablebg.jpg"><font color=white>blessed are all the peacemakers</font></th>
  </tr>
  <tr >
    <th height="80" align="right" valign="middle" scope="row" background="images/officiallogo.jpg"><font color=blue size=10></font> 
    <input name="search" type="text" size="30" value="search .." /> <input name="send" type="submit" value="search" />
    
     
    
    </th>
  </tr>
</table>

    
   </td>
   
  
  </tr>
  <tr valign="top">
    <th scope="row">
    <table width="900" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"  class="menutable">
  <tr valign="middle">
    <th  scope="row"><a href="index.php">HOME</a></th>
    <td ><a href="myprofile.php">MYPROFILE</a></td>
    <td ><a href="searching.php">SEARCH</a></td>
    <td ><a href="member.php">MEMBERS</a></td>
    <td ><a href="invite.php">INVITE</a></td>
    <td ><a href="groups.php">GROUPS</a></td>
    <td ><a href="forums.php">FORUM</a></td>
    
  </tr>
</table>

    
    
    
    </th>
  </tr>
  
  <tr valign="top">
    <th scope="row"><!--first column -->
    
    <table width="700" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"  height="100" align=center>
  <tr valign="top">
    <!-- right side tables -->
  
    <td>&nbsp;
	<table width="700" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"  height="100" class="featuredtable" >
  <tr valign="to"><td align=center>
  <CENTER> <?php echo" <a href=groupcreate.php?create='create' >";?><img src="images/newgroup.jpg" border=0></a></CENTER>
				
				 <table width="700" border="0" cellspacing="20" cellpadding="0"  align=center>
				 <tr><td>
			
				 
				 
	<?php			 
				 
		
				 $user=$_SESSION['user'];
                  include"config.php";		 
				  
				  if (isset($_GET['pageno'])) {
   $pageno = $_GET['pageno'];
} else {
   $pageno = 1;
} // if
$query = "SELECT count(*) FROM groups ";
$result = mysql_query($query, $dbcnx); 
$query_data = mysql_fetch_row($result);
$calc=mysql_num_rows($result);


$numrows = $query_data[0];
$counter==0;
	
$rows_per_page =5;
$lastpage      = ceil($numrows/$rows_per_page);

$pageno = (int)$pageno;
if ($pageno > $lastpage) {
   $pageno = $lastpage;
} // if
if ($pageno < 1) {
   $pageno = 1;
} // if

				if($counter==2) {
				echo "<br />"; 
				// reset the counter$counter = 0;
				$counter = 0;
				
				}
		
$limit = 'LIMIT ' .($pageno - 1) * $rows_per_page .',' .$rows_per_page;
$query = "SELECT * FROM groups  ORDER BY id DESC $limit";
$result = mysql_query($query, $dbcnx); 
$calca=mysql_num_rows($result);

				 //$index="SELECT *FROM groups ";
				 //$member=mysql_query($index);
				while( $row=mysql_fetch_array($result)){
				    
				      $admin=$row['admin'];
				       $description=$row['description'];
					    $date=$row['date'];	
                        $dates2=date("d-m-Y", strtotime($date)); 						
						 $photo=$row['photo'];	
						  $group=$row['groups'];	
						   $id=$row['id'];
                    $index="SELECT *FROM  groupmember  WHERE groupid ='$id'";
				 $member=mysql_query($index);
				$total= mysql_num_rows($member);   

					   
				 
				  //  echo"$id <a href=groupview.php?groupid=$id>  $group </a>   $description  $admin</br>";
				?> 
				 
				 
<table width=700 height=40 border=0  cellpadding=5 cellspacing=2 align=center  class="featuredtable">
 <tr valign=top><td width=100 height=50 align=left rowspan=4>
 
 
<?php if($photo){echo"<a href= groupview.php?groupid=$id><img src=groups/$photo  width=120 height=100 border=0></a>";
					  }
					  else{
					  echo"<a href= groupview.php?groupid=$id><img src=groups/nophoto.gif width=120 height=100 border=0></a>";
					  
					  }
					  ?>
 
 </td>
</tr>
 <tr><td width=100 align=right>Group:</td><td align=left><font color=blue><a href=<?php echo "groupview.php?groupid=$id"; ?>><?php echo$group?></a></font></td><td align=right><NOBR><?php echo"<a href=groupview.php?groupid=$id>";?>Open Group</a></NOBR></td></tr>
  
   <tr><td width=100 align=right> Members:</td><td align=left><font color=blue><?php 
   
   
   
   
   echo"$total"?></font></td><td align=right><NOBR><?php echo"<a href=groupsend.php?groupnumber=$id>";?> Join Group</a></NOBR></td></tr>
    <tr><td width=100 align=right>Created: </td><td colspan=2 align=left><font color=blue><?php echo$dates2?></font></td></tr>
    


</table>
				 
				 
				 
				 
				 
				 
				 
				 
				 
				 
				 
				 
				 
				 
			<?php	 
			
			
				$counter++;
				 }
				 
				 ?>
				 
			<?php	 
				 
				 
if ($pageno == 1) {
   //echo " FIRST PREV ";
} else {
   echo"<center>";
  //echo"<a href='{$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']}?pageno=1'>FIRST</a> ";
   $prevpage = $pageno-1;
  // echo " <a href='{$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']}?pageno=$prevpage'>PREV</a> ";
} // if

//echo " <aling=center>( Page $pageno of $lastpage ) </align>";

if ($pageno == $lastpage) {
   //echo " NEXT LAST ";
} else {
   $nextpage = $pageno+1;
  // echo " <a href='{$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']}?pageno=$nextpage'>NEXT</a> ";
  // echo " <a href='{$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']}?pageno=$lastpage'>LAST</a> ";
   echo "</center>";
   
   
} // if

   ?>
   
     <?php
			   if($numrows>4){
			   ?>
			   
			   
			   <table width=100% border=0 class="smslink">
			   <tr align=center><td><?php  echo"<a href='{$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']}?pageno=1'>FIRST</a> ";
  echo " <a href='{$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']}?pageno=$prevpage'>PREV</a> ";
			   ?></td>
			   <td><?php echo " <aling=center>( Page $pageno of $lastpage ) </align>"; ?></td><td>
			   <?php
			   echo " <a href='{$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']}?pageno=$nextpage'>NEXT</a> ";
   echo " <a href='{$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']}?pageno=$lastpage'>LAST</a> ";
			   
			  ?> </td></tr>
			   </table>
			   
			   <?php	
			   }
			   ?>
			   
			   
			   </td></tr>
               </table>
   
   
   
   
			   
			   
				 
				 
				 </td></tr>
				 </table>
  
  
  
  </td></tr>
  </table>
	
    
    
    
    
    
    
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>


    
    </th>
  </tr>
 
  <tr valign="top" align=center>
  
    <th scope="row"  valign="top">
    
    
    <table width="900" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align=center>
  <tr>
    <th scope="col" valign="top">&nbsp;
    
    
    <table width="600" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align=center>
  <tr>
    <th scope="col" style="border-width:1; color: #5F9EA0; border-style: solid"><a href=policy.php>Privacy</a></th>
    <th scope="col" style="border-width:1; color: #5F9EA0; border-style: solid"><a href=charles.php>designer</a></th>
    <th scope="col" style="border-width:1; color: #5F9EA0; border-style: solid"><a href=contactus.php>Contact us</a></th>
    <th scope="col" style="border-width:1; color: #5F9EA0; border-style: solid"><a href=terms.php>Terms of service</a></th>
   <th scope="col" style="border-width:1; color: #5F9EA0; border-style: solid">copyright &copy;2008</th>
  </tr>
</table>

    
    
    </th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td background="images/toptablebg.jpg">&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
</table>


    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    </th>
  </tr>
  
</table>




</body>
</html>

Hmm, that all looks ok. Try opening the css/styles.css file and checking it. In particular, check the entry for body, and see if bold has been applied to its style.

here is my style.

.body{
background-image:url(bg_image.jpg);
background-repeat: repeat;
font-size: 12px;
font-family: Arial,Times New Roman, Sans-Serif;
}

.body a:link{color:#0000FF; text-decoration:none;}
.body a:visited{color:#0000FF; text-decoration:none;}
.body a:hover{background-color:none;color:none; text-decoration:underline;}
.maintable{
background-color:#ffffff;
border-style: solid; 
border-color:#8DCFF4;
 border-width:1px;

}
.logintable{
border-style: solid; 
border-color:#8DCFF4;
 
 border-width:0px 1px 1px 1px;



}

.menutable{
border-style: solid; 
border-color:none;
border-width:1px;
padding:0px;
margin:0;
width:900px;
}

 .menutable a{
display : block;
padding : 5px;
border : 1px solid #666;
background-color : #959595;
text-align:center;
width:116px;


}
.menutable a:link{color:white; text-decoration:none;}
.menutable a:visited{color:white; text-decoration:none;
}
.menutable a:hover{background-color:#00AEED;color:#FFFFFF;

}
.featuredtable
{
border-style:solid; 
border-color:#8DCFF4;
border-width:1px;
}

.showingfaces
{
border-style:solid; 
border-color:#8DCFF4;

border-width:1px;
}


.sorround
{
border-style:solid; 
border-right-color:;


border-width:1px;
}

.recent
{
border-style:solid; 
border-color:#8DCFF4;
border-width:1px;
}


#navlist
{
margin-left: 50px;
padding-left: 15;
list-style: none;

}

#navlist li 
{
padding-left: 20px;
list-style-image: url(arrow.png);
vertical-align:3px; 
list-style-position: outside;
color:gray;

/*
background-image: url(arrow.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 0 .5em;
*/
}


#reg_log
{
margin-left: 30px;
padding-left:20;
list-style: none;
border:0;
}

#reg_log li 
{
padding-left: 2px;


list-style-position: outside;
}
.reg_log a:link{color:black; text-decoration:none;}.reg a:visited{color:#C4C5A9; text-decoration:none;
}
.reg_log a:hover{background-color:none ;color:green;
text-decoration:none;
}
.reg_log  a:visited{color:#C4C5A9; text-decoration:none;
}


#submit input
{
margin-left: 0em;

} 

input
{
color: #000;
background: #ffffff;
border: 1px outset #8DCFF4;

}

#submit input
{
color: #000;
background: #ffffff;
border: 1px outset blue;
} 

fieldset
{
border: 1px solid #781351;
width: 50em
}


.mywall
{
border-style:dotted; 
border-bottom-color:#8DCFF4;
border-width:1px;
}

ul.sidemenu {
padding:0px;
margin:0;
list-style:none;
font-family:verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
font-size:0.8em;
border-bottom:1px solid #6f3e04;
width:120px;
background-color:#eeeedc;


}
ul.sidemenu  li{
border:1px solid #6f3e04;

}
ul.sidemenu  li a{
text-decoration:none;
display:block;
width:120px;
color:#000000;
font-weight:bold;
padding:3px;


}
ul.sidemenu  li  a:link{color:#000000; text-decoration:none;}

ul.sidemenu  li a:hover {
background-color:#b9bb79;
color:#eeeedc;


}
ul.sidemenu  li a:visited{color:#000000; text-decoration:none;
}


.smsreply
{
border-style:solid; 
border-bottom-color:#8DCFF4;
border-width:1px;
}
.error
{
border-style:solid; 
border-color:#8B0000;
border-width:1px;
}

.forumdisplay
{
border-style:solid; 
border-color:#CCCC99;
border-width:1px;
}

.bodyme{
background-image:url(t.jpg);
background-repeat: repeat;

font-size: 14px;


font-family: Arial, Verdana, Georgia, Times New Roman, Sans-Serif;
}
.bodyme a:link{color:#0000FF; text-decoration:none;}
.bodyme a:visited{color:#0000FF; text-decoration:none;}
.bodyme a:hover{background-color:none;color:none; text-decoration:underline;}
 .topme{
border-style:dotted; 
border-color:#CCCC99;
border-width:1px;
}



.me
{
background-image:url(bg_image.jpg);
background-repeat: repeat;
}

As you are using xhtml so, text inside th tags will be bold.
use

th {

	border-left: none;
	border-right: none;
	font-size: smaller;
}

OR

try to avoid th tags

@arinkverma: th tags are only used for column headings in a table, so they probably should be bold.

@mrniceguy: sorry I am out of ideas, maybe someone else with a bit more knowledge of dreamweaver can help you.

the problem was with the th tags,because after i applied as
@arinkverma: suggested only i added font-weight:normal;
and everything went worked.

th {
 
	border-left: none;
	border-right: none;
	font-size: smaller;
font-weight:normal;
}

Thankx very much For your Contributions.

So does dreamweaver put the entire page into one big table when it generates the HTML? I just was wanting to understand exactly why this has worked for you as I will soon be using DW to create a website and have never used the tool before.

When dreamweaver create a table it combines the <th> tags and the <td> together.
thats why i were unable to realize the problem.

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