cheers for your great post. I've printed it off to spend time working through what you have said.
In the meantime, what I'm exactly looking for is how to create the yellow bar along the top with the blue curving bar above and to the right of it (where the buttons are) which then curls underneath the yellow bar. Is this produced using Fireworks or something like that.
Sorry if this sounds a bit thick but I just cant figure this out.