ok so i downloaded t era template just to get me going fast, i try to put external links in to eg "http://www.google.com"
but when i go to open it, it comes up with an error saying c:\users\joseph\my site\http:\\www.google.com was not found, now i double checked everything i didnt put \\ i put // why is it always over wrighting it,
i also tested on a blank html page and the link worked so i copied the code over but the same error came up !!
thank you all soo much in advance
What Martin said.
Have you defined your site in Dreamweaver?
i inserted the link via the properties toolbar on the bottom with html on, i typed http://www.google.com and it added the site root infront and changed the // to \\ and i double checked a million times, i also tried via modify>make link, and also insert>hyperlink, all did the same but only on the template, When i start a new html page and make a link via properties toobar on the bottom it works !!, i also tried copying the code from the blank html inserted it into the template but the same result !!
Thank you all for being so helpful and replying