Before you start this tutorial, you should check your preferences to make sure that Dreamweaver is set up to use CSS rather than HTML. While HTML is still a valid way to change text attributes, it's a good idea to get in the habit of using CSS. And since Dreamweaver will do it for you, why not do it now?
- Hit Ctrl-U to to the Preferences option in the Edit menu.
- Click on the General Preferences tab (first on the category list).
- Make sure that "Use CSS instead of HTML tags" is selected.
- Click OK.