i've been looking through the forum and I found a lot of helpful info, thank you all. but I have one issue that is causing me problems.
my web site is www.alloverphotos.com and with the help of some books and everyone on here I've got my gallery working great. it's just a beginning but it works.
anyway, I've got a sub directory called private and i've set that up to be password protected. basically photoshoots that I do with models I will have under this directory so that only people I give the password to will be able to view it. and again, with help from this forum I got that working.
BUT, here is the kicker. I want to also be able to hotlink some photos to message boards and on myspace but when I try that it asks for the password of course. I basically want it to work like photobucket where I can hotlink a photo but if someone goes back and tries to look in that directory they can't. I've read about the .htaccess and it seems like I might be able to do something in there, but I'd have to edit it via a text editor...I'm on a windows machine and that file does not show up. can anyone help?