OK I am fairly new to web development but the problem I am having was one of the first things that I learned to do. I am writing my own them for my new wordpress version of my site. Right now it is very simple. I made a parent div to wrap all of the site
all my content
the css is
margin: 0 auto 0 auto;
border: 1px solid #000000; }
The content does have fixed width and is centered in browser window, but it does not show color it just inherits the color of the body and it does not show a border. I have spent 5 days googling questions and reading looking for help at this rate I can't get anything else done it is driving me nuts please help. the address of my wordpress is http://www.leonsthoughtforfood.com/blog/wordpress/
and the theme I'm working on is "thought"