Thanks Ralph. That did it! Such a simply mistake for me.
I gotta say - there is so much information, most with tyrants of confusing explanations that it's throughly daunting to sort out!
For lay people such as myself it's best to give a SIMPLE SYNTAX example. We are not designing NASA quality Internet sites to start with.
This is the easiest way to advance and obtain understanding over time.
One more thought. Suggestions are always given without the benefit of WHERE in the CSS page the code belongs.
Above or below the <style>, <head> body, etc.
EASY explanations would assist greatly.
Thanks for your suggestion Ralph.
I will continue to learn tomorrow.