I'm not sure if I'm understanding you correctly but what you describe is just how PHP works. Take an example from the galleries index (thumbnails) page. Look at the index.php file in a text editor and you will see:
<p class="adminlink"><a href="<?php print $adminLink; ?>">Admin Sign In</a></p>
The code inside the php tags is telling the web server to print out the contents of the $adminLink variable and show it in the browser. What the browser sees is not the code but the stuff that is printed out from the code. So when you do a 'View source' in the browser you will see something like this:
<p class="adminlink"><a href="svmanager.php">Admin Sign In</a></p>
PHP running on the server has printed out the string of characters 'svmanager.php' in place of the variable $adminLink.
What this means in practice is if you are trying to customize a page with embedded code inside php tags <?php ... ?> then leave the stuff inside the tags to do its work and just mess around with the regular html and css.
Hope I'm understanding you correctly and hope I haven't confused you further.
Hi Jack, thank you for replying. Am trying to customize the gallery index page, but the index.php in my gallerys folder does not have the script you wrote. The script you wrote is the one am trying to find to edit. I search through all the folders for the index.php script and they all do not script like that how you described it. I am using dreamweaver cs4 and when I try to edit the index.php dreamweaver translates the script to (SimpleViewer requires Macromedia Flash. Get Macromedia Flash. If you have Flash installed, click to view gallery.)
Here is a list of folders in my ftp.
Art (is the name of my gallery folder)
Art’s sub-folders and scripts in bold.
Please if you can help me find the index.php that handles my gallery index. Thank you very much for you help.