GIF, where are you?
March 2, 2011 4:14 PM   Subscribe

Why can't I view .gifs and .pngs on my website? I can view jpegs no problem.

I would post a link if I could, but I can't so the best I can do is describe it.
Working in dreamweaver, checked all the links, file paths, etc...
Works fine when I preview in all browsers, but when I upload to server the gifs, and pngs disappear. Jpegs are fine. Hopefully the answer will be obvious to someone out there. The problem is across all browsers. When I turn off stying, they are also gone so I don't think it is a css issue.

The only thing I could think of is maybe a permission problem?

Hopefully this will ring a bell to some kind soul out there before I actually pull all my hair out...!
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Response by poster: figured it out! for the record, in case anyone else ever has this problem:

my particular hosting server has the folder name "icons" in reserve.
(which is where all my MIA images were).

posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee at 4:15 PM on March 2, 2011

So you are precluded from having a folder called "icons" in your hosted account?
posted by cjorgensen at 4:36 PM on March 2, 2011

I think many Apache setups are like that. It's so that the server needs only one copy of the icons used in directory indexes.
posted by kindall at 4:39 PM on March 2, 2011

Response by poster: that's right, no icons folder. i asked for a list of all the names I shouldn't use, but they said they didn't have one.
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee at 4:49 PM on March 2, 2011

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