penders - 6:50 pm on Feb 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
I took out the @import url rule in my linked CSS file and the blue shows up in my dreamweaver view now but still not in my browsers.(IE , Chrome and FF)
You might need to clear your browser cache, if you haven't already, in order to see the changes.
If taking out the @import rule allowed the rest of the stylesheet to be parsed implies that there is either a fundamental error with the @import directive itself or in the imported CSS file that is preventing the rest of the CSS from being processed. You could perhaps post your exact CSS files so we can take a look.