Yes, Neil, it was messed up and confusing. I was trying to rework the CSScultpor code and felt it was not making sense the way the template had it laid out. So much easier to work with the way you suggested and using less code too.
I learned CSS over 10 years ago before it was compatible with all browsers and before the Big WC3 stepped in. Now my clients want tableless, so I am back relearning and using CSS other than text styles. Keeps me on my toes as there is so much more to CSS now. Aaaauggg! I must admit, I do like it!
Thanks again to my wonderful friend from England...............
All the best,