Preloading Shell-Based Site - PLEASE HELP


I am currently developing in Flash 8

I’ve created a website based on this tutorial:, where I have a controller movie “main.swf” that dynamically loads separate swf files in a “container” with their own preloaders (about.swf, contact.swf, etc). I currently have the navigation bar in “main.swf”.

My problem is, when the project loads, the navigation bar appears before the first loaded swf. You can still see the percentage bar. What I want to try to make it do is have the first dynamically loaded flash movie come in first, then load the navigation bar.

Does anyone have any tips on how to structure this better?

Also, should the navigation be in its own “container”?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks! Alby