I like to know how things work and I am interested to know how you guys are achieving your text effects on your website in the header area and even the navigation. For example "Forums" has a gradient and a shadow but it appears as though it's not an image? Are you using some sort of CSS gradient text trick?
It's an image replacement. You can see the image itself here:
You can see several CSS image replacement techniques here:
A website design forum may be better suited to this question if you need more help.