I am stuck. For some reason, my external css will only affect my links on my site. The color and hover color will change when i change it in the css. What is weird is the links are even coming from a php file <? require_once("NavigationTemplate.php");?>

The problem is that my font-size and family will not change when i change it in the css. can someone tell me what is wrong. here is the css and html code:

textandlinks.css

font-family: arial, helvetica, verdana, sans-serif;
font-size: 12px;
font-style: normal;
line-height: normal;
font-weight: normal;
font-variant: normal;
text-transform: none;
color: #000000;
a:link {color: #0000FF}
a:visited {color: #0000FF}
a:hover {color: #FF00FF}
a:active {color: #0000FF}
h1 {font-size: 16px; font-style: italic}
h2 {font-size: 12px; font-style: italic}
p {font-size: 12; font-style: normal; font-family: arial, helvetica, verdana, sans-serif}

html code:

<?
require_once("conn.php");
require_once("includes.php");

?>

<html>
<head>
	<title>Indie Music, Music Promotion and Music Resource at N2Ads.com</title>
	<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
	<META NAME="DESCRIPTION" CONTENT="<?=$aset[SiteDescription]?>">
	<META NAME="KEYWORDS" CONTENT="<?=$aset[SiteKeywords]?>">
	<META name="robots" content="Index,Follow">

	

	<script language="JavaScript">

		function CheckSearch() {

			if(document.f1.what.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter the search criteria, please!');
				document.f1.what.focus();
				return false;
			}

		}

		function CheckFriend() {

			if(document.sfriend.f1.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your email address!');
				document.sfriend.f1.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.sfriend.f2.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your friend email address!');
				document.sfriend.f2.focus();
				return false;
			}

		}

		function CheckLogin() {

			if(document.lform.us.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your username, please!');
				document.lform.us.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.lform.ps.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your password, please!');
				document.lform.ps.focus();
				return false;
			}

		}

		function CheckForgot() {

			if(document.ForgotForm.u2.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your username, please!');
				document.ForgotForm.u2.focus();
				return false;
			}
		}

		function CheckRegister() {

			if(document.RegForm.NewUsername.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your username, please!');
				document.RegForm.NewUsername.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.RegForm.p1.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your password, please!');
				document.RegForm.p1.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.RegForm.p2.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Confirm your password, please!');
				document.RegForm.p2.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.RegForm.p1.value != "" && document.RegForm.p2.value != "" && document.RegForm.p1.value != document.RegForm.p2.value)
			{
				window.alert('Enter and confirm your password again!');
				document.RegForm.p1.value="";
				document.RegForm.p2.value="";
				document.RegForm.p1.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.RegForm.FirstName.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your First Name, please!');
				document.RegForm.FirstName.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.RegForm.LastName.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your Last Name, please!');
				document.RegForm.LastName.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.RegForm.phone.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your Phone, please!');
				document.RegForm.phone.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(/^\w+([\.-]?\w+)*@\w+([\.-]?\w+)*(\.\w{2,3})+$/.test(document.RegForm.email.value))
			{
				return true;
			}
			
			alert("Invalid E-mail Address! Please re-enter.");
			document.RegForm.email.focus();
			return false;
			

		}

		function CheckProfile() {

			if(document.RegForm.p1.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your password, please!');
				document.RegForm.p1.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.RegForm.p2.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Confirm your password, please!');
				document.RegForm.p2.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.RegForm.p1.value != "" && document.RegForm.p2.value != "" && document.RegForm.p1.value != document.RegForm.p2.value)
			{
				window.alert('Enter and confirm your password again!');
				document.RegForm.p1.value="";
				document.RegForm.p2.value="";
				document.RegForm.p1.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.RegForm.FirstName.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your First Name, please!');
				document.RegForm.FirstName.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.RegForm.LastName.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your Last Name, please!');
				document.RegForm.LastName.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.RegForm.phone.value=="")
			{
				window.alert('Enter your Phone, please!');
				document.RegForm.phone.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(/^\w+([\.-]?\w+)*@\w+([\.-]?\w+)*(\.\w{2,3})+$/.test(document.RegForm.email.value))
			{
				return true;
			}
			
			alert("Invalid E-mail Address! Please re-enter.");
			document.RegForm.email.focus();
			return false;

		}

		function CheckOffer() {
	
			if(document.PostForm.SelectCategory.value=="")
			{
				alert('Select the category in which your offer will appear!');
				document.PostForm.SelectCategory.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.PostForm.address.value=="")
			{
				alert('Enter the property address, please!');
				document.PostForm.address.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.PostForm.city.value=="")
			{
				alert('Enter the property city, please!');
				document.PostForm.city.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.PostForm.state.value=="")
			{
				alert('Enter the property state, please!');
				document.PostForm.state.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.PostForm.country.value=="")
			{
				alert('Enter the property country, please!');
				document.PostForm.country.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.PostForm.ShortDesc.value=="")
			{
				alert('Enter the property short description, please!');
				document.PostForm.ShortDesc.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.PostForm.DetailedDesc.value=="")
			{
				alert('Enter the property detailed description, please!');
				document.PostForm.DetailedDesc.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.PostForm.Price.value=="")
			{
				alert('Enter the property price, please!');
				document.PostForm.Price.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.PostForm.PropertyType.value=="")
			{
				alert('Select the property type, please!');
				document.PostForm.PropertyType.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.PostForm.rooms.value=="")
			{
				alert('Enter the number of bedrooms, please!');
				document.PostForm.rooms.focus();
				return false;
			}

			if(document.PostForm.bathrooms.value=="")
			{
				alert('Enter the number of bathrooms, please!');
				document.PostForm.bathrooms.focus();
				return false;
			}

		}

	</script>
	
<link href="textandlinks.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

</head>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<table width="810" height="800" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0">
  <tr> 
    <td width="813" height="134" colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"> 
      <?
	require_once("TopBannerTemplate.php");
	?>
    </td>
  </tr>
  <tr> 
    <td height="809" colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"> <table width="805" height="811" border="0" cellpadding="0">
        <tr> 
          <td width="120" height="662" align="left" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> 
            <?
		  require_once("AdvertisementTemplate.php");
		  ?> </td>
          <td width="537" align="left" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><table width="525" border="0" align="left" cellpadding="5">
              <tr> 
                <td width="1533" height="45" colspan="3" align="left" valign="top"><img src="images/n2ads.gif" alt="indie music" width="470" height="35"></td>
              </tr>
              <tr> 
                <td height="565" colspan="3" align="left" valign="top"> <table width="515" height="606" border="0" cellpadding="10">
                    <tr> 
                      <td width="487" height="124" align="left" valign="top"> 
                        <h1><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Your online 
                          Music Resource for Indie Music and Music Promotion!</h1>
                        <p><em>&quot;At N2Ads.com we are dedicated to being the 
                          best Music Resource for Indie Music and Music Promotion,&quot; 
                          Stephen Hockman, President of N2Ads.</em></p>
                        <p><strong>• As a Music Fan,</strong> we invite 
                          you to learn more about our Artists and Groups by checking 
                          out our Artist Directory. In there, you can read Artist 
                          bio's and descriptions, browse photos, and listen to 
                          mp3's. You should also check out our Upcoming Shows 
                          area to get info about Indie Music Artists that are 
                          playing in your area. </p>
                        <p>• <strong>As a Music Artist,</strong> we invite 
                          you to visit our Music Resources page to learn tips 
                          on maximizing your own group's success. You will find 
                          a ton of articles that pertain to marketing, promoting, 
                          and spicing up your music. You should also get the word 
                          out about your own group by Registering it with us today! 
                          You will get your own Artist Profile, a listing in our 
                          Artist Directory, access to list your shows on our Upcoming 
                          Shows database, free promotion on our website, and much, 
                          much more! Just click on the Register link to find out 
                          more! </p>
                        <p><strong><em>N2Ads.com - Provided for and created by 
                          Indie Music Fans and Artists! Spread the word and spread 
                          the tunes.</em></strong></p></td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr> 
                      <td height="8" align="left" valign="top"><a href="http://www.n2ads.com/artist_directory.php"><img src="images/artist-directory-block.gif" alt="indie music" width="515" height="93" border="0"></a> 
                      </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr> 
                      <td height="3" align="left" valign="top"><a href="http://www.n2ads.com/resources.php"><img src="images/industry-resources-block.gif" alt="music promotion" width="515" height="93" border="0"></a></td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr> 
                      <td height="0" align="left" valign="top"><a href="http://www.n2ads.com/upcoming_shows.php"><img src="images/upcoming-shows-block.gif" alt="nusic resource" width="515" height="93" border="0"></a></td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr> 
                      <td height="1" align="left" valign="top"><a href="http://www.n2ads.com/register.php"><img src="images/register-block.gif" alt="music promotion" width="515" height="93" border="0"></a></td>
                    </tr>
                  </table></td>
              </tr>
            </table></td>
          <td width="121" align="right" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=BJT2btL8ANs&offerid=89428.10000019&type=4&subid=0" target="new"> 
            </a> <?
		  require_once("NavigationTemplate.php");
		  ?> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr align="center" valign="top"> 
          <td height="94" colspan="3"> 
            <?
		  require_once("FooterTemplate2.php");
		  ?>
            <font size="1">Every Artist and Group needs Music Promotion. At N2Ads.com, 
            we are dedicated to being the best Music Resource for Indie Music 
            and Music Promotion. <br>
            <font color="#FFFFFF">.</font></font></td>
        </tr>
      </table></td>
  </tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

eh, im not sure what's exactly is not working right... besides your main <H1> tag. but I did find 2 problems.
the first problem is you have a syntax error in your css file. you forgot the body {}
this is what it should look like.
body{
font-family: arial, helvetica, verdana, sans-serif;
font-size: 12px;
font-style: normal;
line-height: normal;
font-weight: normal;
font-variant: normal;
text-transform: none;
color: #000000;
}
a:link {color: #0000FF}
a:visited {color: #0000FF}
a:hover {color: #FF00FF}
a:active {color: #0000FF}
h1 {font-size: 16px; font-style: italic}
h2 {font-size: 12px; font-style: italic}
p {font-size: 12px; font-family: arial, helvetica, verdana, sans-serif}
-------------------------------------------------------------
2nd on line 309 of your php file you have
<h1><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Your online
where is the closing </font> tag? I see near the bottom but they both have an opening tag.

I fixed my css file. but the h1 and links are the only that that works. if i change anything related to font size or h2 nothing happens.

it is now:

.textandlinks{
font-family: arial, helvetica, verdana, sans-serif;
font-size: 5px;
font-style: normal;
line-height: normal;
font-weight: normal;
font-variant: normal;
text-transform: none;
color: #000000;

p {font-size: 5px; font-family: arial, helvetica, verdana, sans-serif}
a:link {color: #0000FF}
a:visited {color: #0000FF}
a:hover {color: #FF00FF}
a:active {color: #0000FF}

h1 {font-size: 5px; font-style: italic}

I FIXED IT. DID SOME SEARCHING AND HERE IS WHAT WORKS:::

BODY,P,TR,TD {font:normal 10pt Arial, verdana, sans-serif;}
h1 {font-size: 12pt; font-style: italic}
h2 {font-size: 12pt; font-style: italic}

a {font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000;}
a:link {color: #000000}
a:visited {color: #0000FF}
a:hover {color: #FF00FF}
a:active {color: #0000FF}

almost... you keep forget the closing brace tho!!!!
.textandlinks{
font-family: arial, helvetica, verdana, sans-serif;
font-size: 5px;
font-style: normal;
line-height: normal;
font-weight: normal;
font-variant: normal;
text-transform: none;
color: #000000;
}
p {font-size: 5px; font-family: arial, helvetica, verdana, sans-serif}
a:link {color: #0000FF}
a:visited {color: #0000FF}
a:hover {color: #FF00FF}
a:active {color: #0000FF}

h1 {font-size: 5px; font-style: italic}

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