I am currently looking at several websites for inspiration for my own and do like the horizontal scrolling look, here are a couple of examples and being a novice I was wondering if it is achievable using very basic script?
this can be pretty easy. Use the built in tween class or other animation libraries like Tweener. Google both those for more info.
here's an example using the tween class. You have 1 MovieCLIP on stage that has all your pages next to each other horizontally. We'll call the clip myMC. And you have 3 nav buttons on stage, too, btn1, btn2, and btn3.
// move function
// add tween (object to tween, property, ease, start property value, end property value, time, Boolean:time in seconds )
var myXTween:Tween = new Tween (myMC,"x",Strong.easeOut,myMC.x,e.target.locX,2,true);