CSS is easier to approach if you treat it as something very difficult to learn, which it is.
I assume you are looking for navigation type links, either vertical or horizontal, like this?:
Link 1 : Link 2 : Link 3... etc
To get the affects you are after you probably want to use:
then you make your nav bar, say horizontal:
<a class="nav" href="/page1.htm">Link 1</a>
<a class="nav" href="/page2.htm">Link 2</a>
<a class="nav" href="/page3.htm">Link 3</a>
and so on. Doing horizontal links is not super easy with css, vertical navs are very easy, since you don't need any floats, and you can use default div behaviors for the nav container.