I l ove the thing people ask for in web design. "Make a working gearshift for the menu." Why not.

This piece has never gotten the response that Interface Assistant gets, which is a shame, because this was considerably more difficult. The motion of the shifter jpeg is a series of guided movies, controlled by a timed function that calculates the velocity of the mouse over about a quarter of a second. I think of it as similar to the actual motion of tossing the shifter into gear, and it always appeals to me to try and program something that works similar to the way it works in real-life, instead of relying on illusion.