I put this question in Troubleshooting but my post pretty much got buried. Okay, the one reply that I did get questioned my valid xhtml code and why this, margin: 3.0in 0 0 .1in, was in my css sheet.
Okay, I have errors on my page according the validator, however, they all revolve around one piece of code which is the image pixie on the left side of the screen. I like the pixie, I'm not removing it even if it causes errors, and after removing it the problem didn't go away.
Second, I am using Dreamweaver to shape my pages and apparently you can use the margin code to deal with top, right, bottom and left by spacing between the values. And Dreamweaver lets you use inch values as well as pixels and ems. The .1in value was to offset the links from the category divisions.
Okay so now that I've addressed all potential concerns -- I was wondering -- does anyone know why Firefox shows my menus margins to be in the center of the panel. I have looked extensively but I cannot find the cause. Thanks in advance. ;) :) And I'm not trying to be arrogant with asserting that there are no flaws in my page -- only that I do not understand where the previous questions were flaws. I'm happy to listen to reasons why what I have done hasn't worked yet or even contributes to my problem. Thank you again.