Hello, I'm relatively new to Java. I wanted help on some applet issues: 1) My requirement is to make a multi level drop down menu. I tried using Jdeveloper to make it. While it runs fine within JDeveloper, I'm having trouble using it from my actual pages. I tried using the jar option, juggling around with packages and copying my code in my web directory, changing JDeveloper specific code etc. But I get an error msg. indicating that the class file could not be loaded. 2) I used a frame to actually make the menus & then embedded/added the frame to my applet. Any other way of doing it? tried working my way around using panels, but am obviously doing something wrong. 3)A lot of sites have animated menus. Is there any adv. of using an applet to make such a nav. menu,say over using Flash? Given the security issues & trust worthiness of applets(signed/unsigned) do I need to do something additional(after i get the thing working. ofcourse)? 4) Any good ref. of books/sites on making Applets? I visited a few sites, but most of them offered single level menus + source code was not available. 5)Is there any way of hiding my actual code? Thanx.