I have created my wordpress pages in dreamweaver and have been copying and pasting the code into the Dashboard> Edit Pages> etc. First, i used tables to layout my HTML pages but there was a conflict with column sizing between IE and Firefox, so was advised to use DIVS to layout my pages, as it was more generic and faster-loading (apparently).
So I used AP DIVS (AP = absolute positioning) with CSS rules to layout my pages. All is well accept when i copy and paste the html into my wordpress edit pages dashboard, the page appears fine but not within the content area of my theme. It appears exactly as it is previewed in the browser, but should be within the content area of my theme. (Is this something to do with the CSS rules? please help!)
You can see the problem at http://www.artbyherbie.com/wptest
BTW (the whole reason i am using DIVs and DW to layout my pages is because i wanted a 'second sidebar' which was just a 'non widgetised column' about 100px wide in which i could add anything i wanted: ie links, text, images etc). after much headscratching trying to edit my theme, i decided to use DIVS to create the content area and additional grey 'column'.
Your help is much appreciated.