hex? colour=#80080… please?

I’m trying to figure out how to change my templates so i can make this site look pretty.

no joy. it’s driving me a bit nuts – i sort of understand how this coding thing works, i can sort of understand what little wordies mean which things on the page, but i’m still not sure about how to do some things… it’s so frustrating.

meanwhile, all these entries so far are just practices, where i’m learning how to do things. i want links to new pages in my entries to open as new windows, but i was reading somewhere that this is an awful thing to do to people who use JAWS, etc – visually impaired people who rely on programs that read the text on pages for them…
still. i’m kind of a sucker for a sexy popup.