I have used both a font and CSS for text. Is this totally wrong or will it work without problem. I seem to recall I used the font because with NS it didn't always look as it did in IE.

For example I have this

<b><font face="Brush Script" color="#9E1D9B" class="smalltitle">Watercolor
Art</font></b><br>

Does one take precedent over another ie: would having a different font color than specified in the CSS be used or would it be whatever was closest to the text?