Im looking at various design techniques and came across this navigaiton meu. If im correct this is done in either photoshop or illustrator
because its not possible to achieve something like this with CSS?
The graphic treatment was certainly created in some graphics editor. The menu is created in HTML and most likely uses CSS for its styling.
Photoshop or illustrator are not suitable to use for production-quality HTML.
So just to be sure Murray, The fancy graphics shape with the logo is made in a graphic editor application
and just the text is HTML/CSS based correct?
Yes. That's how I would do it.
The outer graphic would be applied to the NAV background with CSS.
The HTML NAV lists would be styled with CSS to conform to the graphic dimensions.