Well, I finally have been able to start with the CSS portion of my site. I am using Firefox with Firebug to assist me. This combo works really well with Aptana Code Editor, my favorite open source editor.
I have a couple of ss to show what to do on a really basic level. if you right click an element you want to know about and choose inspect with firebug, you’ll get a whole bunch of info about it. You can also click the rectangle in the red oval in the top pic and choose to inspect it that way. You
will see the element that you want to inspect in the blue rectangle as above, also in the red oval.
look to your right now and you will see how you can change the element on the fly by altering the css in the bottom right hand window. Notice that I have changed the font of the element to Arial. This way you can test out your changes and then make them to the correct place in prod when you are happy with it. Of course, FB will do a lot more than this but a good start is a good start.
This is a good reference for CSS from W3Schools.com