Sorry Kor, this is relating to the Background image. The Background colour is fine.
What happens is the onload event calls a function which specifies the Background image for a DIV within the page. When loaded in IE it's fine, but when loaded through any other Browser the results are not the same.
You simply must find some modern similar snippets.
Thanks for the advice Kor, this was somehting I flung together quickly so not concerned about the era of code. Anyway thanks again the deletion of the background colour from #mainscreen worked just fine.
Coothead, this is not a commercial application, it is something that was put together very quickly for a purpose. I asked a simple question I did not request a code review. Kor answered the question perfectly. I think we are going off on a tangent here, I am well aware the code is not cutting edge and quite frankly don't give a monkeys. It works fine in all browsers and with Kor's help I can now close the book on this one.