been basically trying to work out the glitches in my site. i actually have the old one up right now but i designed a new practical banner and also will soon remove the movie from the splash page. nobody wants to sit and wait for a 22mb file to download before entering a site ... not me anyways. i hope my peers will approve of the design. trying to make everything more simplistic is harder said than done because in the end, "less is always more".