Trying to make a flash Website

I’m trying to make a flash website… but I’m totally new to Flash MX so I’m not sure how exactly does this work…

I’m making the index page right now… I sort of have the layout set in photoshop… but is it better if I made the layout in flash mx instead? since i’ve heard it’s vector based and stuff…

Also say I have the main flash I want to start creating my website on… and I have a border that I want it to crawl out… .would I do the animation right on scene 1? or change it to symbol and work it from there? @[email protected] Sorry if this sounds confusing and all…

http://daydreamer.starry-sky.com/myportfolio.rar

that’s the file i’m trying to work on, and i wanted the image to animate out. Also, how would I start adding navigation and empty movie clip so i can put external swf clip in? o_O or can i make the button link to txt files to show the contents? I’ve also made a preloader, but how can I put it into the actual website? Thanks~