When it comes to specifying fonts and colors, the advice is simple: Just say no. Don't specify any background colors for your pages, table cells , or layers . Don't specify font colors, sizes, typefaces , or styles. Plain default vanilla is the required flavor, which allows Dreamweaver to assign values that will mesh with the rest of the program's interface across Mac and Windows platforms.
The one exception to this is when providing a short online help paragraph within a dialog box. In this situation, a specific background table cell color (#D3D3D3) is required. See the section on Online Help later in this appendix for details.