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And here is my second problem:I designed my web site first in Word HTML and afterwards had it put "on diet" by an IT friend of mine that has "translated it" into JavaScript . My IT friend added the iframes (I think thats what these scolling tools are called) as my original site did not have them. He said that this was the latest trend and that is why if you open the links : LTS and from there go to NUESTROS FAVORITOS you will open the travel links directly inside my web which I found v. nice !!Problem: before this strikt "diet" and the iframes my web could be found pretty easily in metacrawler, ixquick (googles, yahoo..) etc if you searched under: visados, reservas de hotel, LTS etc whilst now..... it only appears if you put the full name of the company : Logistic & Travel Services S.L. and it doesnt even appear at the top!!! I have added Meta Tags, Key words etc (which I did not have before) and have even opend an account with Adwords of Googles.....nothing works...!I have been told that this is due to the iframes and that the sistem (spiders or whatever) cannot index my site correctly. Is this true?? How can I solve this withouth changing my whole site. Realy would appreaciate help as I am currenlty loosing clients due to this.... :) ..... and any other advice, critic etc of my web r also more then wellcome.

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Yes. The reason is exactly the iframes. If you just try to validate your index page you'll see the critical errors it has.Iframes are NOT the latest trend. They're the old trend. The "new" ones are AJAX includes and server side includes. Those methods have existed for long, but it wasn't before the deprecation of (i)frames before they became more and more popular.The reason for search engines' reaction is that they index both the pages inside the frame and the frame itself. However, they look only at the initial page of the frame and get the rest as separate pages. Because of that, when a user searches and finds such a lonely page, he leaves, because there's no navigation => it seems there is no site, but just a page, which may even seem as a "pfishing" one.Soooo.... a solution to your problem would be for you to get some server side scripting language (PHP, ASP(.NET), Cold Fusion, JSP, etc.) and use it's option for server side includes (SSI). This means that when anyone (including a search engine) asks for a page, that script would be executed and add the proper XHTML code inside the proper places. It reloads the whole page though, but I think that's better in comparrison to not being indexed, isn't it?

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Thank you Boen_robot !!can now tell my IT friend about this problem.... :) ...I´m afraid this is WAY out of my league.. (having no idea what

scripting language (PHP, ASP(.NET), Cold Fusion, JSP, etc.) and use it's option for server side includes (SSI)
but will make an effort to find out & if pos. learn it too !ps: Had already done the validation and was v. happy to find only 12 errors ! (I used to have over 100 .... :) ...ja,ja.. (but at least before it did get indexed....)
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You would be surprised how easy Server Side includes are. IT could very will be the case that the current web server youuse already has some sort of include capability. If you are hosting on a Windows server running IIS, it is very likely that SSI are enabled. This can be tested by reviewing this very simple code:http://www.w3schools.com/asp/asp_incfiles.aspReplace:

<iframe id="contenidoFrame" name="contenidoFrame" src="./lts_qs.htm" class="css_conFrame"></iframe>

With:

<!--#include file="lts_qs.htm"-->

and safe the file as test.htmUpload the file and browse the page.If this is successful, you'll have a little bit of work ahead of you, but nothing that won't pay off pretty quickly.And, you'll want to do this sooner rather than later. You don't want the positioning you worked hard to have before get too far removed. While you are in there, consider trying to use <h1> and <h2>, they will help the search engines prioritize your conent.Good Luck.

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Hello Skemcin:hmmmm afraid I forgot to mention that my html, javascript etc. .. skills r close to 0 skills :) however with the help of Stones Webwriter have managed to change the code that u sent me (THANK U!!)...but.... Or I have done something wrong or not sure what : the "sobre nosotros", "organizacion de vuelos" ect windows open up in a separate window and not inside my site (not sure if I am making much sense).

And, you'll want to do this sooner rather than later. You don't want the positioning you worked hard to have before get too far removed. While you are in there, consider trying to use <h1> and <h2>, they will help the search engines prioritize your conent.
yes, I agree with you. It is desasperating me to see how all my efforts have gone down the drain ! by the way: what is <h1> and <h2> ?
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You should ask your host if he has some "support for a server side scripting language". He has to know what you mean. Then tell your IT guy that language and ask him if he can do SSIs. If not, tell us what's that language and we'll tell you the code that you must replace the Iframes with.

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Search engines in general are pretty tricky, but the main thing you can do to get a good ranking is to have the keywords you want people to search for actually in the content of the site itself. Most search engines these days don't give a lot of weight to the meta tags, because you can write anything you want there, but the text that appears as content is what the user actually sees, so that gets a lot more weight. If you look a the code on your site (which is what the search engine sees), you won't see any text that people would search for outside of the meta tags:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"><html><!--6m03vindex.htmLAHCo  lts_Index.htm //Web de LTS, Karin --><head>  <!-- BO headTitle --><!-- Minus AutoDato --><title>Logistic & Travel Services S.L. - LTS</title><!-- EO headTitle -->  <!-- BO headmetaTag --><meta http-equiv="content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /><meta name="Description" content="Especialistas en la búsqueda de billetes aéreos y reservas hoteleras más baratos del mercado. Visados imposibles. Organizadores de Eventos. Expertos en Gestión de canjes aéreos y hoteleras. Enfocado a PYMES que viajen con frecuencia y que necesiten subcontratar servicio búsqueda y reserva de billetes aéreos y hoteleras. LTS busca por Internet, agencia de viajes y líneas aéreas garantizando siempre la tarifa mas barata" /><meta name="Author" content="Logistic & Travel Services S.L." /><meta name="Keywords" content="travel,services,viajes,servicios,visados,visas,LTS,lts,barters,canjes,cheap flights ,viajes baratos,PYME,su secretaria de viajes,business travel,Karin Wallis,outsourcing,externalizar,eventos,su departamento de viajes,your office in Europe,Madrid,reservas Internet,Internet bookings,viajes de negocios" /><meta name="Revisit-after" content="7 days" /><meta name="Title" content="Logistic & Travel Services S.L." /><meta HTTP-EQUIV="content-LANGUAGE" content="SP" /><meta name="robots" content="index,follow" />  <!-- EO headmetaTag --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript" src="./css/lts_js.js"></script>	<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./css/lts_css.css" /></head /><body id="bodyIndex">	<table id="tablaFrame" class="css_tabFrame" cellspacing="4px">		<tr>			<td id="imgFrame" class="css_corner" align="center" >					<img src="./img/lts_logo.jpg" />			</td>			<td id="cabeceraFrame" class="css_cabFrame" >  				<div  id="capaIzqCabecera" class="css_capaIzqCabecera" >					<img id="imgIzqCabecera" src="./img/lts_bannerQs.jpg" /> 		        </div>				<div  id="capaDrchCabecera" class="css_capaDrchCabecera" >				</div>			</td>		</tr>		<tr>			<td id="menuFrame" class="css_colMenu">				<table class="css_tabMenu">					<tr><td class="css_tdMenu"><a href="./lts_qs.htm" target="contenidoFrame">Acerca de Nosotros</a></td></tr>					<tr><td class="css_tdMenu"><a href="./lts_ov.htm" target="contenidoFrame" >Organización Viajes</a></td></tr>					<tr><td class="css_tdMenu"><a href="./lts_oe.htm" target="contenidoFrame">Organización de Eventos</a></td></tr>					<tr><td class="css_tdMenu"><a href="./lts_gv.htm" target="contenidoFrame">Gestión de Visados</a></td></tr>					<tr><td class="css_tdMenu"><a href="./lts_faq.htm" target="contenidoFrame">Preguntas Frecuentes</a></td></tr>					<tr><td class="css_tdMenu"><a href="./lts_ts.htm" target="contenidoFrame">Tarifas & Servicios</a></td></tr>					<tr><td class="css_tdMenu"><a href="./lts_dc.htm" target="contenidoFrame">Datos de Contacto</a></td></tr>					<tr><td class="css_tdMenu"><a href="./lts_mf.htm" target="contenidoFrame">Nuestros Favoritos</a></td></tr>					<tr><td class="css_tdMenu"><a href="./lts_index_e.htm" >English</a></td></tr>				</table>			</td>			<td id="contenFrame" >				<iframe id="contenidoFrame" name="contenidoFrame" src="./lts_qs.htm" class="css_conFrame"></iframe>			</td>		</tr>	</table>	<div id="capa_Stat" style="visibility:hidden;">		<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" >		</script>		<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">		</script>	</div>	<!-- Start of StatCounter Code --><script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">var sc_project=1609922; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_partition=15; var sc_security="5c13c520"; </script><script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="http://www.statcounter.com/counter/counter.js"></script><noscript><a href="http://www.statcounter.com/" target="_blank"><img   src="http://c16.statcounter.com/counter.php?sc_project=1609922&java=0&security=5c13c520&invisible=1" alt="website tracking" border="0"></a> </noscript><!-- End of StatCounter Code --></body></html>

Also, your statcounter code is a little broken up, it might not be working correctly. Change your statcounter block to this:

<!-- Start of StatCounter Code --><script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">var sc_project=1609922;var sc_invisible=1;var sc_partition=15;var sc_security="5c13c520";</script><script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="http://www.statcounter.com/counter/counter.js"></script><noscript><a href="http://www.statcounter.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://c16.statcounter.com/counter.php?sc_project=1609922&java=0&security=5c13c520&invisible=1" alt="website tracking" border="0"></a></noscript><!-- End of StatCounter Code -->

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Hello Skemcin:hmmmm afraid I forgot to mention that my html, javascript etc. .. skills r close to 0 skills  :)  however with the help of Stones Webwriter have managed to change the code that u sent me (THANK U!!)...but.... Or I have done something wrong or not sure what : the "sobre nosotros", "organizacion de vuelos" ect windows open up in a separate window and not inside my site (not sure if I am making much sense).yes, I agree with you. It is desasperating me to see how all my efforts have gone down the drain ! by the way: what is <h1> and <h2> ?

Can you post a link to where you tested the code I posted?If this was done successfully, then you will have two options:a.) create a new page for each of the sections of your site and call you server side includes - which, by the way would be pointless as you might as well just put the code in the new page.orb.) keep your existing page the way it is, and have each of your links call the same page, but add a url parameter which will then dictate which server side include to use.I understand this sounds like the Do It Yourself instructions for rebuilding an engine of a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo. So, here is another way to think about it so that you can explain it too whom ever you might need to.Think of the visitors to your website a being thirsty and each section of information as being a cocktail. Now, you could serve each cocktail in 10 individual classess. This means you have to have ten glasses and then you will have to clean all ten classes. But, if you only had one glass you could pour the different drinks in the same glass and therefore not have to clean 9 glassess. Well, what I talk about with server side includes and using a variable to determine which SSI(content) to use is no different. Its like saying I want a glass of this or a glass of that where the "of this" and the "of that" are the url paramaters. For example:http://www.yourdomain.com/index.asp = empty or default glasshttp://www.yourdomain.com/index.asp?content=red = same glass but with red contenthttp://www.yourdomain.com/index.asp?content=white = same glass but with white contentetc.The url parameter "?content=red" will tell your page to use the red server side include. This is very efficient for programming the site and changing information. Although this is more typically used for menue, headers, and footers, you could very easily use it as I just describe to "get your pages back".I will add, however, that some less advanced (or too advanced) search engines sometime will not spider url parameters. But from my experience, all the important ones do.Hope this helps a little.BTW, here is a the local link to see how to set and use variables:http://www.w3schools.com/asp/asp_variables.aspI understnad this may seem to be over your head, but you responded so well to the first challenge, I figure you might be up for another . . . :)Oh, and I do realize that there is more than one way to skin a cat. So for anyone contemplating challenging this approach, feel free. This approach is not likely the best way, but I think it accommodates this particular situation pretty well - especially when considering the requirements/skill to move out of iframes.
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wow...am realy impressed about all the help I am receiving (and not to say GRATEFUL). Afraid I will have to leave the porche and coctails for Monday as I am disconecting now and tomorrow am taking a day off :) + I need to digest all this new info I am receiving ! (who needs an IT friend when I have this forum :) ) .. just kidding but nice to have met both..Will give feedback etc. on Monday.have a good one :)

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ok, back from w.e..... & have news from my IT friend: he agrees with all of u that the iframes are blocking my webpobularity.. He has read your sugestions and what he sugests is:1. upload my word files again to the web site (the original format that I had in the first place)2. then he would "translate" my original Word into html adding a few "enginering elements" for the robot to detect (pls bare in mind that I am translating from spanish & am not too sure of what I am translating as I do not quite understand what all this means... :) 3.once the html works he would work with the code server and change it into PHP or ASP extc.... :) (not at all sure what this is)OK - now I have uploaded my original web again and its the one you can see now if you go to LTS AND I SAY.... HAVING 0 (cero) KNOWLEDGE IN HTML, JavaScipt, PHP.... is it not better to leave it just as it is?? I know its got 213 errors in the: Validator but, besides taking a bit of time to download (speacially if you have a slow conection), everyone seems to read it ok + THE SPIDERS etc find it easily ... :) What do u think ? ... By the way, does anyone know of a way of regaining all the popularity lost without having to wait for all the searchengines to refind LTS ... ? (if they ever do...). And another question: should I add meta keywords, descriptions, titles etc. on each page or only on the index one ? (maybe I am suposed to post a new post for this one...!)ps: my speacial thanks to skemcin, justsomeguy, boen_robot and aspentguy !

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Hmm... I realize that you are new with HTML and web tech, but it's time you learn about the evils of using Word as an HTML editor. MS Word is probably the single worst program for creating web pages. For example, take a look at the 'head' section of your document:

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<o:TotalTime>741</o:TotalTime>  <o:Created>2006-03-20T20:58:00Z</o:Created>  <o:LastSaved>2006-03-20T20:58:00Z</o:LastSaved>  <o:Pages>2</o:Pages>  <o:Words>252</o:Words>  <o:Characters>1388</o:Characters>  <o:Company>Delgado e Ibañez</o:Company>  <o:Lines>11</o:Lines>  <o:Paragraphs>3</o:Paragraphs>  <o:CharactersWithSpaces>1637</o:CharactersWithSpaces>  <o:Version>11.6408</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument>  <w:HyphenationZone>21</w:HyphenationZone>  <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/>  <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>  <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent>  <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>  <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles></xml><![endif]--><style><!-- /* Font Definitions */ 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Nearly all of that is unnecessary code, used only by Word itself. Now take a look at this. Surprisingly enough, everything I am about to post is contained inside of a single <h1> tag. <h1> tags (actually, h1 through h6) are used to specify page headers, where h1 is really big and bold and h6 is still big and bold, but not as much as h1. h1 tags typically look like this:<h1>Welcome to my sweet web page</h1>Take a look at the h1 that Word gave you (note: this is left out of a codebox for impact):

<h1><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t202" coordsize="21600,21600"   o:spt="202" path="m,l,21600r21600,l21600,xe">   <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/>   <v:path gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/>  </v:shapetype><v:shape id="_x0000_s1227" type="#_x0000_t202" style='position:absolute;   margin-left:-5.4pt;margin-top:-26.6pt;width:872.4pt;height:159.35pt;   z-index:3' stroked="f">   <v:fill opacity=".5"/>   <v:textbox style='mso-next-textbox:#_x0000_s1227'>    <![if !mso]>    <table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width="100%">     <tr>      <td><![endif]>      <div>      <p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p>      <p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p>      <p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p>      <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span      style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></p>      <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span      style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></p>      <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span      style='font-size:10.0pt'><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t136" coordsize="21600,21600"       o:spt="136" adj="10800" path="m@7,l@8,m@5,21600l@6,21600e">       <v:formulas>        <v:f eqn="sum #0 0 10800"/>        <v:f eqn="prod #0 2 1"/>        <v:f eqn="sum 21600 0 @1"/>        <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @2"/>        <v:f eqn="sum 21600 0 @3"/>        <v:f eqn="if @0 @3 0"/>        <v:f eqn="if @0 21600 @1"/>        <v:f eqn="if @0 0 @2"/>        <v:f eqn="if @0 @4 21600"/>        <v:f eqn="mid @5 @6"/>        <v:f eqn="mid @8 @5"/>        <v:f eqn="mid @7 @8"/>        <v:f eqn="mid @6 @7"/>        <v:f eqn="sum @6 0 @5"/>       </v:formulas>       <v:path textpathok="t" o:connecttype="custom" o:connectlocs="@9,0;@10,10800;@11,21600;@12,10800"        o:connectangles="270,180,90,0"/>       <v:textpath on="t" fitshape="t"/>       <v:handles>        <v:h position="#0,bottomRight" xrange="6629,14971"/>       </v:handles>       <o:lock v:ext="edit" text="t" shapetype="t"/>      </v:shapetype><v:shape id="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t136" style='width:600pt;       height:30pt' strokecolor="#2f5e75">       <v:fill opacity="39322f"/>       <v:shadow color="#868686"/>       <v:textpath style='font-family:"Arial";v-text-kern:t' trim="t"        fitpath="t" string="LOGISTIC & TRAVEL SERVICES S.L."/>      </v:shape></span></p>      </div>      <![if !mso]></td>     </tr>    </table>    <![endif]></v:textbox>  </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><span style='mso-ignore:vglayout;  position:relative;z-index:3'><span style='position:absolute;left:-8px;  top:-36px;width:1168px;height:217px'><img width=1168 height=217  src="lts_index_e_archivos/image001.gif" alt="Cuadro de texto:  "  v:shapes="_x0000_s1227"></span></span><![endif]><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape   id="_x0000_s1224" type="#_x0000_t202" style='position:absolute;   margin-left:-5.4pt;margin-top:-3pt;width:19.65pt;height:21.45pt;z-index:2;   mso-wrap-style:none' stroked="f">   <v:fill opacity=".5"/>   <v:textbox style='mso-next-textbox:#_x0000_s1224;mso-fit-shape-to-text:t'>    <![if !mso]>    <table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width="100%">     <tr>      <td><![endif]>      <div>      <p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p>      </div>      <![if !mso]></td>     </tr>    </table>    <![endif]></v:textbox>  </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><span style='mso-ignore:vglayout;  position:relative;z-index:2'><span style='position:absolute;left:-8px;  top:-4px;width:31px;height:33px'><img width=31 height=33  src="lts_index_e_archivos/image002.gif" v:shapes="_x0000_s1224"></span></span><![endif]><span  lang=EN-GB style='color:#2F5E75;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;font-weight:normal;  mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75"   coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe"   filled="f" stroked="f">   <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/>   <v:formulas>    <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/>    <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/>    <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/>    <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/>    <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/>    <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/>    <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/>    <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/>    <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/>    <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/>    <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/>    <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/>   </v:formulas>   <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/>   <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/>  </v:shapetype><v:shape id="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:762.75pt;   height:124.5pt'>   <v:imagedata src="lts_index_e_archivos/image003.jpg" o:title="strip front cover red50"/>  </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=1017 height=166  src="lts_index_e_archivos/image004.jpg" v:shapes="_x0000_i1027"><![endif]><span  class=capa2><o:p></o:p></span></span></h1>

One of the beautiful things about HTML is that it is human-readable and understandable, which means you can basically look at someone else's code and see what they are doing. I can honestly say that I have not a single clue what that code is doing on the page, I don't know what it produces. There is a lot (read: 95%) of Microsoft-only code that not only makes your page very large and slow (that simple page is 55kb), but also makes it incompatible in many browsers. If you take a look at your site with either Firefox or Opera, you will see that it gets broken pretty badly.So. I'm not sure where I'm going with this other than to say that Word is a terrible choice for creating HTML. If you gave that site to me, I would think it would be easier to completely start over from scratch instead of trying to reverse engineer and redo everything that Word thinks is ok. Anyway, the site design itself is a simple design, instead of the 55kb of code that Word spit out, I bet you could do the exact same thing in 5-10kb, and have it work across all browsers. And since your original question is about search engines, I'm thinking that all of this MS-only code is probably screwing with your ranking also, because the search engines may not even be able to find the content at all.Down with Word!

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Frontpage produces a lot of that garbage code too. You can turn most of the settings off but you still get awful code.If you are going to use an editor and can afford it Dreamweaver is by far the best commercial editor. If you can't afford or don't want to sapend that much then there are a lot of great free editors out there.

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If you gave that site to me, I would think it would be easier to completely start over from scratch instead of trying to reverse engineer and redo everything that Word thinks is ok. Anyway, the site design itself is a simple design, instead of the 55kb of code that Word spit out
Dear Justsomeguy: you r right, Word is not the best solution but taking into consideration that my field is not programming and facing the fact that it most probably will never be... (although I am enjoying all this very much) but lets be realistic here: if I have got to start learning HTML, pigs will fly before this web page starts working and 40% of my clients come from Internet... so.. I have to be practical. Same thing with Dreamweaver: I can afford the program but cannot afford the time it takes to learn how to use it! The iframes have set me back two month (plus all the month I have been waiting for it) and I cannot afford another mistake so... my options r:1. I stay with Word and try smartening it up a bit with Dynamic Drive - Document effects etc….2. Send me an e-mail to ltsmadrid@lts.com.es and let me know how much you (justsomeguy) or any other html expert would charge me in order to convert the word web page into HTML. (I hope this is allowed in the forum).And, should I receive no offers, no offence taken and I really do appreciate all your help with my company web and have enjoyed this forum (even if I have been called scary!! je je) :)
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mmmm....have tried the Tidy UI but....or my web is too messy for this useful tool or there is something wrong somwhere along the line. My index page weighs now 80kb (instead of 53kb) and the Validator now gives me this message:

Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 51, 121, 286 it contained one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as us-ascii (in other words, the bytes found are not valid values in the specified Character Encoding). Please check both the content of the file and the character encoding indication.
Will leave the tidy version of LTS over night as I dont think anyone will notice just in case u want to take a peek !Nevertheless, thank you Little Goat & Jonas for the sugestion (and efforts at finding these links) which I am sure would work on any other web.Believe I will do whats most practical: start from scratch...
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