The class of font used here is "black12" and a link to the index page is automatically assigned as "red12" because of a setting in the style sheet. If you understand the basics of the style sheet and trust that it works, you will be a successful Macromedia Contribute user.
Contribute 3 users don't have to take all on faith; Contribute 3 adapts to the style sheet and reveals all class definitions in Edit mode.
Of course, you can override the style sheet, but why? Use the class definitions available and we will all be assured consistency from department to department, page to page.
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