Originally Posted by PocketGoddess
I was hoping for something a little more concrete. I'm pretty good with HTML myself and I've talked to two CSS masters and a programmer friend who's just way smarter than me and they didn't have any suggestions for exactly what to do for indents and such.
Then take apart a hand-crafted epub book from the collection here on Mobileread, one that does what you would like to do, and check out their CSS and markup.
There are plenty that achieve a remarkable amount. Indenting, drop caps, stylized breaks, first word, first paragraph, lots of other effects.
For the best result, you're going to need to hand code.
ps: or try Sigil, but wait for the 2.3 version this week that will deal with a code-view/book-view syncing bug.