Topic: Menu question and more!
I've got a new side project that I am working on (I think I have a problem with too many side projects) that I really want to do correctly from the get go. So, being a novice to a lot of this stuff, I am wondering if anybody here can gently nudge me in the right direction. I'll start with the site mock-up, you can view it by going to www.ericgranata.com/dj/dj_site.jpg.
The idea of the site is to provide a place for people to ask "Jesus" anything. Much like Dear Abby. When someone submits a question it gets e-mailed to a volunteer who provides a scripturally accurate, opinion reduced answer to the question. The questions and answers are collected on the front page as shown and paginate after 10 or so sets of questions and answers. A search function allows for key word searching through the collected dialogue.
I'm wanting to keep this simple. I'll probably use EECore for the CMS unless someone has a better idea. The only feature this will lack is the ability to e-mail the inquirer when his answer is posted. Obviously I'll need to spend some time thinking about functionality.
NOTE: I am not asking for anybody to write my CSS. Just guide me in the right direction as far as technique goes. If I have a question about properties or nesting I will do as much as I can on my own to figure it out. I think it is better for me that way.
MY FIRST QUESTION IS:
For the menu (which will stick to the top right of the page) should I use sliced up images to handle the rollover or should I use something like a list? I'd really like the menu to have the look it does now or something close to it. Once I have that much figured out I'll move on to some trickier stuff (for me at least).
I really appreciate this community.