I quite like it, although it's not radically new.
I use PS CS3 and DW and I can see that splicing that lot is not going to be easy!
If you're having problems with IE6 and .png files, why not try gif's with dithered edges?
I, like Neil, want a timestamped photo of your desk!!!
Looking at the photo you've used, I would say you've used a remote, diffused bulb setting and a long focal distance shot at high magnification to gid rid of any lens distortion. Of course, to get this degree of definition in the grain at that distance, you would also need a tripod. But of course, you knew all that anyway!! LOL
In all seriousness, I like the look and I think if you achieve it in html, you've done very well indeed.
Just to make it clear, I did not take any pictures of my own although my father has the equipment as he is a professional photographer. I just pinched the images from Royalty Free sites.
But all items that are in the design were on my desk at the time ;-)
This design is by far not fresh it has been done endless amounts of times. I just made i personal by using items I have
and creating my ID car with me on it ;-)
It was a challenge splicing at first but I did the background separate, and the rest spliced as PNG's. Then I had to do rollover separate again. I will load the site online so it can be tested as it is far from unfinished.
But thanks for the comments ;-)
Oh and i tried Gif's but couldn't get the quality good enough and the edges were white and jagged?
Here is a live demo of my design:
Issues found so far:
JQuery PNG fix for IE6;
Optimise site for faster loading times;
Create rollovers for banner;
Create rules for certain browsers so that page displays correctly.
Need to fully test in all browsers
Need to look into WordPress and how to make this into a live Blog!