Hey guys - I've followed the Designer's Guide to the letter. I have a working master page that I created. However, hard coded images in the master page and it will NOT display. The image are in the correct folder along with other images that are references by the global CSS.
In the CSS file this works perfectly:
body background: url(../Images/background.png);
background: #fff url('../images/background_header.jpg') no-repeat left top;
Generally, images in master pages are useful when I want to use an <img> tag in my source. If I'm using the image as a background or something, CSS is better suited for the job.
In either case, I do it in the way stated above.