BeeDeeDubbleU - 2:16 pm on Aug 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
DO NOT hide content for optimization purposes only, you might very well end up being penalized for that.
Don't we all do that to some extent? ;)
I don't think the OP is taking about hiding content, he/she is talking about basic styles. I have styled text to be larger than H1 styling before and placed it above the H1 with no ill effects. This is not hiding text. It's just CSS styling and I very much doubt that Google would see any wrong in it. (My 2p)