I would like to do something similar to this but using a menu that slides up from a persistent layer stuck to the bottom of the page.
The idea is that I have a bar at the bottom of the page that acts like a frame, however, when there is new news to display the bar will change with text saying new news. When the viewer hovers over it it slides up to say, 5 times it's hieght to reveal a scrolling window of news highlightes.
Checked the demo for this tutorial and on the mac, it failed completely in NN4+, partially failed in IE 5 and worked as advertised in NN7. Interestingly enough, I couldn't post a review in NN7. Had to go back to IE5 to post the review. This stuff may work on a PC but is problematic at best on a Mac.