Thanks for your reply.
I've tried so many different variations, that i'd missed them off in this example, but even with them it still doesn't work.
background-repeat: fixed center no-repeat;
font: normal 14px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
I also tried your other suggestion, but that didn't work either unfortunately. I also tried various different versions of the image url path, e.g. with and with the ' or ", ../images, the full path, basically everything i could think of!
background: #336699 url('/images/seabackground.jpg') fixed center no-repeat;
but still, nothing.
As I say i have tried many different variations of all the basic differences but nothing seems to effect it in the slightest. This is what makes me think it must be something else, especially as it doesn't work properly on any internet browser, bu i'm at a complete loss as to what it is!