Hello everyone! I've been trying to do something similar to the new GM website for a few weeks now. How would one go around recreating the three menus in the middle of page? As far as making the panels animate open and contain working buttons (mouseover effect, URL)
This drop down menu effect is created in Flash. To recreate this effect you will need to familiarize yourself with Adobe Flash and understand how drop down menus work in Flash. Here's a link to a basic drop down menu tutorial that will help you get started in the right direction.
First of course you'll need to purchase Flash. There are probably built in functions in Flash CS3 that allow you to do this process more easily and you might want to ask in the Flash Forum.