I am new to this forum, and fairly new to being a webmaster. My main site is www.maranathaglobal.com (I also invite critiques, of course!). The site has been active for a few years, but until recently I was merely writing content and making layout suggestions, and someone else was doing the technical stuff for me. But now I am doing the technical stuff myself, sort of learning as I go. (My friend became too busy with other important things in his life, so I am working on it alone).
One thing I really wish I could have is SWAPPING IMAGES on reload - like the sites where the main graphic on the home page is different each time I log in or hit "refresh". Mouse-over swaps are nice, too, but I am mostly interested in swapping when people return to the website for a new session. The sites I've seen do this rotate between a few images - usually less than ten - and this is what I want to do as well.
(For example, I like how the Yale Law School site changes the images along the bottom on each re-load).
I am using Dreamweaver software (clumsily), and I tried to follow its instructions, but I just cannot get it to work. My problems start when it tells me to "insert" repeated images that I want to swap - I just end up with all of them appearing in a row or sequence in the page, not stcked on top of each other like I think they should be.
I understand the need for having the images be te same dimensions, etc. I just can't figure out how to set up the multiple images so they actually change. Please explain it without lots of abbreviations of jargon - I am not that familiar with web design terminology, sorry.
By the way, if there is a way to do this within MS WORD, which is my main workplace for my webpages (I try to make only minimal corrections inside Dreamweaver), I'd prefer to do it that way.
Thanks! Pardon my ignorance about all this!
I am also open to being convinced that swapping images is somehow undesirable in the first place. I should add a postscript that my site is used a LOT by pastors in third-world countries, who are accessing it from bamboo Internet cafe's with very slow connections (and per-minute charges). I suspect no more than half the people using my site have computers in their homes or workplaces.