Thank you Nancy for the speedy reply. I tried applying your directions but im still left with a 1px gap between the div/header/footer etc and the side of the screen. cant figure out why. is there something extra i need to account for since im working in a fluid grid layout do you reckon?
Nancy O I don't know if you work for adobe or not, so I admire and aprecirate your efford, I a just relized after hours of learning Dreamweaver that I am better off using another fluid system because The constrains and lack of documentation in dreamweaver will not allow me to build The website that I want to built some answers in this forum led me to my solution and it wasn't dreamweaver..
Depending on your project goals, there are plenty of other Responsive Frameworks you can use.
Initializr (HTML5 Boilerplate, Responsive or Bootstrap)
DMX Zone's FREE Bootstrap extension for DW
Project Seven's Page Packs (Commercial CSS Templates)
Adobe Edge Reflow
PS. I don't work for Adobe. I'm just a product user like you.