the file extension is more or less irrelevant. inc, txt, htm - makes no difference. your indexes.shtm won't work because it's an incomplete file. your first tag is a body tag. the browser is therefor recognizing it as a plain text file and displaying it's contents as such. are you using dreamweaver or a plain text editor to do your coding? anyways, try adding the following to the beginning of your indexes file... Code: <html> <head> <title>Your Pages Title goes here!</title> </head> hope that solves your problem.