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Chapter 2. Racehorse Style: CSS Power Pointers > Swimming with the CSS Sharks

Swimming with the CSS Sharks

Thinking of dipping your foot in the CSS pool but afraid of getting bitten? Dreamweaver provides an easy way to set the basic overall CSS styles for your page. Select Modify > Page Properties, hit Ctrl-J (Command-J)—or use that new method noted in the “Page Property-Palooza” tip. No matter how you get there, once you open the Page Properties dialog, the Appearance category lets you easily establish simple CSS rules for the <body> modifying the general font face, size and color, as well as background color and/or image and margins. In the Links and Heading categories, you’ll find similar contols for—yes, you guessed it—links and heading tags (<h1> through <h6>).

Setting CSS rules through the Page Properties dialog is strictly to get your feet wet though. The options are far more limited than what you’ll find in either Dreamweaver’s CSS Style Definition dialog or by hand-editing your style sheet. Moreover, the Page Properties dialog always inserts the CSS rules in the current document instead of using an external style sheet. (Of course, you can always follow the advice outlined in the “CSS Export Biz” tip found in this chapter to correct that.)


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