Thankyou guys, I learned most of the stuff to build my site from w3schools and forums like this, when he shown me his method I was almost sure it was outdated and limted, some confirmation that im on the right track from the pro's is all I needed...
Like I said good or bad please post your opnioins.
@ riptide... I was thinking about having quick links along the grey bar and loosing the links down the side, but right now i gotta get all the content added before i can get more creative.
I all for the user experience and I aim to make the site as simple as possible to use, but im also very short on time since I work all day and only work on the site in my free time.