New to Java, need help emulating a site element.
When I say new to Java, I mean I've never scripted anything in my life.
What I'm hoping I can do, however, is point you fine folks in the direction of a site I think is aesthetically and functionally excellent, and hopefully emerge with a better idea of how to tackle something similar.
What I'm needing is a simple layout like the one found here. A small center area with navigation on the side that "slides" in new content. In theory it's simple, but again, I'm a complete novice and there's probably a lot of scripting going on there to achieve that effect.
I'm hoping I can take an existing design or element and modify it to fit my needs.
If anyone has any ideas on where/how I should start, I'd appreciate the help immensely.