Status Menus

I wasn’t sure where to post this but I figured it wasn’t a newbie question.

I am creating a simple starcraft type of game but I don’t know how to create a menu at the bottom that has all of the options on it.

I am using openGL and GLUT on windows98 and I have some of the basic structure written but I want to start experimenting with the menu and how it would interact with the characters in the game.

Does anyone know of a site or a library that handles menus like those in starcraft?


Set an ortho projection and draw the overlays as textured quads with alpha testing or blending as needed.