Oh, I thought from you mentioning the vid tuts that you were using Jacob’s WordPress plugin… which vid tuts are you talking about? :P
Anyway, in the latest version of AnythingSlider, you could just set the new
navigationSize option which sets how many navigation tabs are visible at once. You can see what it does in the second slider on the main demo page.
Otherwise, you could move the navigation tabs to another part of the page and customize the appearance using your own css, like in this demo.