Played around with this  last night trying to come up with ideas for a nice navigation menu system to tie in with this blog for the links on the right. Just tossing ideas around. This was based on the free Resource Menu Component  available from Macromedia > Designer & Developer Center > Flash MX Application Development Center.  Take a few minutes and download this and hack away at it for yourself. If you are new to components you will learn a lot just by fiddling with things. IMHO, often times its the best way to learn something: Throw away the manual, rip the sucker apart and put it back together.