Excuse No. 2: HTML pages are boring.
I don't quite agree with that statement, but, to each their own.
That first one is a selection menu, usually used on forms.
Are you making drop down navigation like this (samples at the bottom of the linked page)?http://www.htmldog.com/articles/suckerfish/dropdowns/
Mouse over, then more options show up, and sometimes multiple levels of menu?
It's no good to be a one trick pony in today's competitive job market. Unless you plan on being one of these flash experts that makes all those annoying websites. ;-) ha ha, just teasing ya. (But you have to admit some are quite annoying)