Being a (former) Dreamweaver user for about six years, I definitely recommend dropping the design view and instead use an actual browser (or several browsers) to view your website.
Think of it this way: how many people do you know use Dreamweaver to browse the Internet?
Also, this syntax:
font:Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif
is incorrect and should be:
font-family:Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
At the very least, the font property requires the font size and font family.