I agree, developing for rails has been pretty easy, deployment has been a royal pain in the a$$.
My stylesheet problem was caused by having this line twice in my .htaccess file
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ dispatch.fcgi [QSA,L]
DO NOT uncomment the one before RewriteEngine On , as all the tutorials seem to imply, just change the .cgi to .fcgi in the block below it.