the side buttons are pictures, then there is a mousover programmed to show another picture when you move the mouse over it.
all the others are bullets, they are just pictures from either dreamweaver or photoimpact.
I do alot of photo stuff, so I got the buttons and edited them to say different things and matched the colors to the original picture.
then i made a second picture with a little different look, and programmed the page to do the mousover.
I use dreamweaver to do everything, it is the best program I have ever used. It is incredible, simple to use and great results everytime. It automoatically makes the page both IE and netscape compatible