ahh..So, he does not show the link category at all? he just created a background image that had the “description” in the right place based on where WP places the actual links? So in the index.php page he just does not show the link categories?
As I look at the source farther, it appears that each of the graphics in the side bar is a separate graphic not a background. The “titles” have been turned into a graphic. I bet with the pluggin image-headlines