If you want to do the styling inline, it is no use and maybe even counterproductive to give elements (= everything in the <body> except scripts) a className. Just use <div style="">, <p style="">, etc.
But I would strongly recommend to use style blocks or external style sheets.
I realized that using the class didn't make sense with an inline style. Removing the class solved the problem.
The site already uses external style sheets.
Right now I'm working on a test page converting a header within a table to CSS. When I'm done it will become a server side include. In a situation where you have a SSI header, is using inline styles so horrible?
The code below shows what I'm doing to get a graphic to display acroos the screen. Is the method used ok or is there a better way?
<div style="background-image: url(images/g_molding.jpg);