I had decided not to use the background image but now I am trying to figure it out again. I have the image in place and it seems to be adjusting width wise as I wanted but some of my content is not showing. You will see here just the navigation and the left column are visible. I tried to add a z-index of 10 to the container but it didn't do anything. Here is my code and link if you wouldn't mind helping again that would be wonderful, thankyou.
<img src="images/pitt_lake_with_cresent_moon__&_flood.jpg" style="position:absolute;width:100%;height:661;>
<div style="z-index:1">This is Content</div>
<?php include("drop_menu.php"); ?>
and then of course the rest of it
/* CSS Document */
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
border:1px solid #666;