Rather than waste your, or anyone else's time you should search the forum for specific topics.
Barring that there is the tutorial section, and the store may have some templates.
Otherwise your questions are far too generic.
If you want suggestions ask more specific questions.
You can start by answering your post to yourself. How would you attempt to start all those things?
I see what you're getting at, though going to the store is a "no show", thanks for the advice, one question.
Starting a battle sequence, should I go to an entirely different layout, or use pictures on the same layout?