That did it. I added a class for those images and it’s good as gold. I wasn’t using z-index, except in a separate style sheet that handles the top nav bar. I don’t grasp why these elements needed to be z-indexed for one browser and not the other. Is this a hack, or was IE showing the correct behavior?
I wouldnt say it was really a hack, its just FF can be more forgiving that IE most of the time. Because your image links appeared first in the tree, they are obviously going to go underneath anything else that comes after them.