. = Current Directory
.. = Parent Directory
/ = Root Directory (When used alone).

So therefore if you are in:
www.yourdomain.com/articles/june/

and your images are in:
www.yourdomain.com/images/

To access your images in your pages all you need to do is use:

/images/imagename.gif

or

../../images/imagename.gif


Never use a backslash within your HTML pages because Unix/Linux machines don't understand this as a path identifier and it can cause problems when you upload to your server.

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Wayne Luke - Sitepoint Moderator/Internet Media Developer
Digital Magician Studios - Making Magic with Web Applications
wluke@digitalmagician.com