We first give some methods to compute the symplectic homology of a complement of a Milnor fiber, and show that it is nonvanishing in many cases. Then, we introduce how to interpret a Milnor fiber as a Lefschetz fibration over a disc, and briefly look at McLean's spectral sequence. Then we move on to the general theory of Lefschetz fibrations, and introduce the concept of Lefschetz bifibrations and matching cycles - these will appear later in the construction of Seidel.