Wasn't a question actually, but a profound display of gratitude.
I have my buttons set up and they work great now.
My template is a beveled glass window that fills the page.
The top section is rectangular border pieces that are neatly formatted in a table. The buttons are rollover buttons that appear to sparkle in the sunlight onmouseover.
The private messages "bevel" button now shines an animated rainbow/prism effect across that button when there are new messages, lights up with a static prismatic effect when there are unread messages, and shows a piece of beveled glass typical of the other buttons by default. When the Messages button, or any of the other buttons is true for onmouseover, the beveled glass button pieces each light up consistantly with the sunspark effect. Works great.
I was just struggling with were to set up the images and it wasn't working correctly before I found this posting. I found the $image variables in the .cfg file, but that by itself wasn't giving me the result I needed. Thanks to the additional details here I was able to sort the rest of it just fine.
if you want to take a peek... Keeping in mind that it is a work in progress and not linked from the site's index page yet. Not even close to done.
I'll be basing the site's Joomla template on this design and then sectioning it up into chunks that fill the page. Then I'll have to sorta reverse engineer my forum template into pieces that will load in the Joomla template when the forum link is hit.
Mostly I just wanted to stop by and say hi, and thanks for the help... I wasn't posting a problem, jsut saying that this posting was super helpful.
"I asked for an assignment... and for my sins, they gave me one."