Thanks for the quick responses. I'll answer all of the replies in this one post.
Yes, I tried the "/"... document can't see css file at all... All styling fails:(
The directory struct is as follows:
| test.css (file)
| bg.jpg (file)
Here is the link I'm using to the external css file:
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/test.css" />
Links in external css files are relative to the css file not the html file.
And the winner is... Brad (bgil).
Thanks Brad (+Ryan & Paul). I spent around 6 hrs trying to solve this yesterday (actually this morning - midnight - 6:00 am!!!).
The solution: Background-image: utl(../img/bg.jpg);
Thanks again everyone.