1. Beyond the included tutorials, what is a good source of information specifically for the web design aspect of flash - as opposed to focusing on animations or games etc - I want to be able to essentially make a site entirely in flash. Does this involve learning alot of actionscript for example?
To do it right will invlove learning Actionscript. I would also suggest that learning a few key things that aren't common knowledge would help such as-
1- NEVER use scenes, use controlled frames with movieclips
2- Seperate data from design as much as possible by loading image and textual content dynamically.
The best dedicated Flash community is-
not FlashKit which has a lot of content but a it takes awhile to sort the wheat from the chaff.
You can also find a lot of articles, downloads and tutorials that I've written about Flash here:
Where is a good place to get royalty free graphics of things like musical equipment and recording equipment? It's a specific need and I wouldn't know where to go
Not sure about musical equipment per se, but ehre's a few royalty free non-rights managed image banks I use.