Haha... so i'm not totally understanding the apple orchard analogy. Thanks for the website though! it is very useful to see with the different designs. i will be sure to reference it in the future when i am thinking about more designs. however, i don't see it helping this problem much.
i wanted to be able to load the subcontent without having to reload the page everytime a new navigation link has been clicked. however, i realize now that wanting that would be crossing into ajax and jquery territory so i have some more learning to do now...