I am a graphical Neanderthal, this simple tool helps me make fancy 'glass' buttons - easy to slice and use for sliding doors as well
Pretty much explains itself, this site makes glassy buttons easy, just provide the colors and dimensions (text if you want) and you are done. This is a nice tool to use as you can just make one image without text and slice the end off for use with sliding doors - that way you don't have to make 500 images for your site, just a few depending on verticle sizes/colors. The tool also provides you with rollover changes, pretty slick. The downloadable .zip includes .png, .jpg and .gif files.
Great looking 'web 2.0' (god I hate that term) rounded textboxes - fully adjustable to the length of your textbox using css 'sliding doors'
I saw some of these rounded textboxes somewhere (?) and I though they looked pretty good. Even though they don't really go with any of my sites, I wanted to know how they were done. I figured the easiest way to get them working without making a ton of images would be to use CSS sliding doors technique I picked up from http://alistapart.com/ a while back (awesome site!).
The finished product looks pretty good, uses strictly html and css (asp controls work great too) and really couldn't get much easier. It works for single-line textboxes as well as checkboxes. You could easily take the concept to a multiline textbox if you just added some larger images. The code is pretty self-explanatory, so I won't get into the details here. I included the .png files so you can customize the colors if you want - just drop in the code and go.