CSS Editor Problems

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    I am new to using the CSS editor, and I am having a bit of trouble getting started. I have read several tutorials which suggest changing ONLY the lines of code which you want changed. With that said, I have been trying to make simple changes so I can get the feel for how this editing stuff works. The problem is that every time I make even a simple adjustment I get a distorted change in the page. No matter what change I make, the distortion is always the same. See example below; hopefully someone can help me correct the error of my ways. I’m sure this is a simple fix, your help is greatly appreciated in advance.

    For example: Let’s supposes I want to change the “body” color from #555555 to say #C1CDCD. Here is how I am attempting to do it.

    Background info: I am using the “Enterprise” theme and the web address is http://macro1trader.wordpress.com/

    Original Code:

    body {
    background: #F0F0F0;
    color: #555555;
    font-size: 12px;
    font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Verdana;
    margin: 0 auto 20px;
    padding: 0;
    line-height: 20px;

    My Changes:

    body { color: #C1CDCD;}

    The blog I need help with is macro1trader.wordpress.com.



    I’m sorry but I’m afraid you will have to wait for help. There are only 2 Volunteers who help with CSS. Please be patient while you wait for one to respond to this thread.


    The body color definition would set the “base” font color which can and probably is overridden in specific selectors for other elements in the theme. Are you wanting to change the font color or the background color to #C1CDCD ?



    Simply adding the single line shown below and checking the “add to <existing theme>” box should work just fine, although in this case the colour you have chosen makes the font extremely light and almost unreadable:

    body {color:#C1CDCD;}



    Thanks for the responses. I do not want to change it to color: #C1CDCD, I was simply using it as a random example. It doesn’t matter whether I change the font size, color, background, etc — I always get the same exact distorted result. I am almost certain the path I am taking is correct, which is why this is so frustrating. I have used the CSS editor on both a PC and a MAC and still get similar results. I am using Firefox, which I believe is recommended.

    Again, help is greatly appreciated.

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