Okay, so my original working practice page is http://www.torifest.com/temp/help.html
It has the CSS in the html file. The CSS works.
My next practice was to make the CSS file external. So I made the file http://www.torifest.com/temp/help2.html which has the following in it:
When I view help2.html in both IE and Mozilla, the CSS doesn't work. In fact, maybe 4 lines of it do. The rest is gone.
I thought maybe my code was wrong, so I dug out my practice book "Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design" and the files of code that came with it. Project two is the page I'm practicing with, I just tried to do it myself without his code.
So I pulled up his code with his externally linked CSS file.
Guess what, his does the same thing mine does. Doesn't work.
I thought I was catching on.