That's a great article! Is it helping you get business, or are you primarily a writer? I always like to find out what benefit people get from the work they put into something like this.
Originally Posted by whitenoise
Just a quickie for newbies really; recently I had a site designed for me once and learned a big lesson too... I found a site upon which I wanted mine modelling & I should have asked for it to be designed wholly in html, but it was done in CSS (owing to my ignorance, I didn't specify in the project outline).
At the time I was unfamiliar with CSS and it was a pain to convert (using the design software I use). Fortunately the designer was able to supply a txt/html version of sorts, but one has to be SO careful, as sometimes the codes don't correlate exactly and one can be left with something not quite to their liking.
Ouch! It sounds like you had a rough time. The spacing on CSS can be very difficult to learn and it is easy to mess up a site.
For style purposes, CSS is actually a lot easier to update because you only have to change the style sheet instead of changing every line of inline code for things like <b> for bold and <i> for italics which were fine in older versions of html but will hurt your site now. If you need to learn CSS (which I fully recommend) you can do a search for w3schools. It's free and has an editor for your to try out the code on a sample website. I would give you a link but it is not allowed in the body of these messages.
This is one of those cases where it might be worth your while to learn a new skill rather than hurting your website's usability.