The guys from Time.com are doing their navigation with Flash. The left navigation is not text but an swf animation file. That's why it looks so smooth. But if you want to have the same effect with just text, the way that works is simply by adding something like this in the TD:<BR>...<BR><td onMouseOut="style.backgroundColor='#FF6600� 39;;" onMouseOver="style.backgroundColor='#ffcc00&# 039;; style.cursor='hand'"><a href="link.html">Your text</a></td><BR>...<BR>If you want to select the menu and open it dynamically with ASP, then you could do some kind of URL parsing to see what section of the site you are in and show that particular menu.<BR>Be aware that all this with CSS is browser specific. In general, Netscape sucks, IE works as expected.