I recently designed the update to our business website here at Practice Cafe. I recieved a bit of help in the beiginning stages from my good friend Bucky. After a few over the phone tutorials with Bucky I was then able to take off from there and handle the rest solo. I was also able to learn a few new tricks without Bucky's aid.
One of these tricks came when my creative director Joel, decided he wanted some of the items in our sample section to blow up a bit larger, I found a helpful tutorial here So from their I was able to apply it to our website, and I think it worked out quite nicely.
the best part about the solution is that it is all done completely with CSS, which means it is really just one image, which helps on the loading time, & the time in which to create the effect. Also the action is basically creating a container that is floating over the top of everything else which was perfect since the way the site is designed I only have a specific amount of space to work in.