The Ultimate Round-Up of Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

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Fireworks was originally created as an image editing and web design application by Macromedia, for quick web mock-ups, and optimizing images for the Web. It has since been transformed into a powerful environment for designing and prototyping applications that integrates easily with Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop &ndash making it, perhaps, the most powerful (that’s controversial) and versatile graphic editor.

Fireworks has always had the reputation of being Adobe Photoshop’s little brother and a graphic editor for amateurs. The truth is, some Photoshop users have underappreciated the power of Fireworks, misunderstood its purpose, and seem to be reluctant to move their design workflow to Fireworks.

In this post, you will learn how powerful Fireworks can be and you will see how easily it can be used for any design project, whether you are a graphic designer or web designer. Would you consider changing from Photoshop?

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Adobe Fireworks CS4 Homepage

Download Adobe Fireworks CS4

To download a trial-version of Fireworks CS4, you will need to create an account with Adobe. It’s quick and painless and definitely worthwhile. After the sign-up you can download trial and beta software (of all Adobe products) and download free product extensions; you will also get an access to the community areas, read members-only white papers and watch seminars.

Fireworks Basics and Overview

Adobe Fireworks Developer Center
If you are just starting out with Fireworks, the best place to start is with Adobe. The Fireworks Developer Center offers a great range of getting-started tutorials, downloadable samples (animated gifs, CSS templates and png source files, downloads, and technology overview articles.

Design Learning Guide for Fireworks CS4
The Design Learning Guide gives you an in-depth overview of the many features of Fireworks CS4, from integration with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe Flash, to learning about how Live Filters make it easy to add graphic effects to vector and bitmap objects, learn how to design web layouts faster using specialized tools, such as the 9-slice scaling tool, tooltips, and Smart Guides and use the updated Path panel’s vector manipulation tools to combine, alter, extrude, and blend paths. This is a must bookmark for any Fireworks pro or novice.

Fireworks CS4 10 Part Video Overview from Layers Magazine

Layers Magazine has a 10 part video series covering the many features of Fireworks CS4, from tutorials, quick tips and covering some Fireworks’ lesser known tools.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

  • Part 1
    Part 1 talks about the new Fireworks CS4 Interface and creating/adjusting shapes in the Canvas of a document using the new Smart Guides feature.
  • Part 2
    Learn how to use the Align and Combine Paths option to create shapes, as well as the new Real Time Gradient options.
  • Part 3
    Part 3 talks about some of changes with regards to text in Fireworks CS4.
  • Part 4
    learn about the new features when importing Illlustrator and Photoshop files in Fireworks CS4.
  • Part 5
    Part 5 goes over the merging of graphic and paths, grouping of multiple layers, locking layers, and masking in Fireworks CS4.
  • Part 6
    Working with Styles and the aligning of text boxes in Fireworks CS4.
  • Part 7
    Learn how to use the libraries in Fireworks CS4 to quickly add form elements to a column in a page.
  • Part 8
    In this part, you will be taken through the steps of creating a Master Page Web Design and adding additional pages to the PNG file.
  • Part 9
    In this tutorial, you will be taken through the process of slicing and linking multiple pages for a web comp using Fireworks CS4.
  • Part 10
    Fireworks CS4 allows you to export your comp in a variety of formats, but the newest way to package this comp is the Adobe PDF format. With the Adobe PDF format you can create an interactive page that gives you all of the benefits of interactivity with security, all in a single file.

Prototyping, Wireframing and Web Design

Designing a Website in Fireworks CS4 – Adobe MAX Tutorial Session
Fireworks CS4 helps you rapidly prototype websites, application interfaces, and other interactive designs. Attend this session to learn how to create, edit, and optimize web graphics faster and more accurately. Get tips on how to demo your design live or e-mail interactive PDF files to clients. Find out how to make the most of the new user interface and core functionality, such as consistent text handling with the Adobe text engine. Then learn how to output your designs to the application platform of your choice: Adobe AIR, Flash CS4 Professional, Flex, HTML, or CSS-based layouts.

Quickly Mock Up a Business Website- Adobe MAX Tutorial Session
Discover the power and speed of Fireworks CS4 as they design a two-page prototype of a business website in real time. During this session, you’ll learn about best practices for organizing layers, using pages, working with common design tools, applying blend modes, slicing designs, and more.

Designing Effective CSS and HTML Websites – Adobe MAX Tutorial Session
Gain real-world insights into the limitations of designing websites in CSS and HTML. Then learn new techniques in Fireworks CS4 for working within those constraints and producing the most effective standards-based website designs. You’ll leave this class with productivity-enhancing tips on how to design and export website prototypes as CSS and images.

Fireworks CS4 Beta for Web Design
This tutorial from Layers Magazine gives you an in-depth overview into web design prototyping with Fireworks CS4. The author of this tutorial is convinced that after reading his tutorial and trying Fireworks you will never go back. He is probably right, so, if you love your current graphic editor or protoyping tool don’t read this tutorial!

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Rapid Interactive Prototyping with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
This tutorial shows you how to add HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to Fireworks documents to create enhanced functionality in the HTML pages that you export. These HTML pages are then used to facilitate rapid prototyping and usability testing.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Wireframing with Fireworks CS3
Wireframes are barebones sketches of your website or application that you can use to demonstrate, document, and often validate the functionality of a design without any distracting pixel artistry. The author of this tut offers his views on Fireworks prototyping and some useful techniques.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Export CSS Painlessly from Website Comps in Fireworks
This article discusses the export extension, SmartCSS Exporter, for producing HTML files with CSS in Fireworks. With this extension, you will be able to generate usable, production-ready HTML and CSS files with ease.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Designing and Implementing a Spry Menu
In this article you will be shown how to insert a Spry menu bar into an existing HTML document, design and export a new skin in Fireworks, and implement this skin into the Spry menu bar using CSS.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Drop Down Menu Navigation
In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create drop down menu using Adobe Fireworks CS4. Drop down menus are displayed in a browser when the user moves a pointer over or clicks a triggering web object, such as a slice. You can attach URL links to drop down menu items for navigation.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Rollover Images/Buttons Effect
Using Rollover Buttons & Images is one of the most common web design ideas because of its simplicity, creating rollover buttons or images with Fireworks and Dreamweaver make this even easier.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Create a Slideshow in Adobe Fireworks CS4
This tutorial will teach you how to create a beautiful slideshow gallery with transition effects, categories, captions and resizable images in Fireworks CS4.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Creating reusable, flexible, custom Ajax loading animations
Everybody’s seen them. The nice swirly loading animations that accompany many Ajax web applications. But just how easy is it to create your own? With this technique, you’ll be creating one for every project in a matter of minutes using Fireworks.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Create a Robust Flash Based Autoplay Slideshow Photo Gallery in minutes
In this video you will learn how to create a Flash based slideshow photo gallery in Fireworks.

Prototyping for the iPhone
Learn how to create a simple prototype with Fireworks and open it on the iPhone.

Prototyping a Web Design
In this video you will explore the layout feature enhancements from Fireworks CS4, including pixel-precise guides, the new smart guides, tooltips, which contain X and Y coordinates to help you place elements within your design.

Designing a Website Application
This tutorial shows you the process of creating a website application in Adobe Fireworks CS4—from sketching the original page design to developing wireframes, to creating the final design.

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Fireworks Web App and Mobile Tutorials

Prototyping AIR applications with Fireworks
This article provides step-by-step instructions to turn a concept into a design, add interactions and export the prototype to a packaged AIR application using the features available in Fireworks CS4.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Fireworks Adobe Air Demo
Learn how to use the new Fireworks CS4 AIR package command and design prototype interactive desktop applications.

Designing and Prototyping Flex Applications
It is not very well known that Fireworks can also be used to design Adobe Flex applications, with the combination of bitmap editing and vector manipulation tools, along with Flex integration features, make Fireworks an ideal tool for designing Flex applications.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Fireworks CS4 Flex Skinning
In this video tut learn how to use the Flex skinning commands in Fireworks CS4 and allow quick access to skin design elements so that you can edit the appearance with ease.

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Designing for Mobile Devices
This article provides real-world considerations and tips for creating assets for your mobile development projects using Fireworks CS4.

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Fireworks Web Design Mockup Tutorials

Grooveshark Design Style

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Creating a Cool Website Header

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Classy Personal Portfolio

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Photo Montage, Fade Image Effect Header

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Mini-Layout Inspired by 9rules

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Menu Rollover Video

Fireworks Design Tutorials

How to use QuickMask

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Photo-Realistic

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Creating the iPhone Frame

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Create a Night Scene

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Designing a Media Player Skin

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

LED Cinema Display

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Page Curl in Fireworks

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Create a Vibrant Digital Collage

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Hand Drawn Styles

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Scotch Tape Tutorial

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Obama’s Background

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Yin Yang Tutorial

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Vector-like Flowers

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Creating Fading Light Vectors

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Apple Air Banner

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Old Photos in Fireworks

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Fun With The Satin Gradient

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Cloud Effect

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Design Video Tutorials

How to make a Desktop Background

How to make a Banner

Create Elegant Stunning Swirls, Curls, and Swooshes

Creating Car “toon” Tutorial

Coca Cola Glass Effect

Motion Bluring the Back of Sprites

Custom 3D Perspective Boxes

Applying a 2D image to a 3D surface

Create A Youtube Profile Picture In Adobe Fire Works CS3

Fireworks Effects and Tecniques

Green Day Grunge Effect

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Camouflaged Car

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Pixelate Effect Tutorial

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Glowing Light Trail

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Awesome Light Effects in Fireworks

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Motion Blur

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Old Paper Effect

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Abstrakter Effekt

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Light Painting

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Dot Matrix Effect

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Twist and Fade Technique

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Fireworks Icons and Buttons Tutorials

Creating an amazing Palm Pre icon

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Grunge RSS Feed Icon

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Creating a Folder Icon

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Creating the IE7 Logo

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Gel Cap / Plastic Button

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

A Simple Little Pencil

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

A Simple little Envelope

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Create a Logo in Fireworks

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Fireworks CS4 Stamp

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Altes Wine Logo Tutorial

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Fancy Rss Button Tutorial

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Spiral Effect Snail Graphic

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

A computer mouse in 7 layers

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Create Peeling Stickers and Page Curls

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Making a Cool button for your Website

Fireworks Text Effects

Awesome Floral Type

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Grunge Effect

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Amazing Neon Lights

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Grass Text

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Arched Text

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Reflective Glass Effect Tutorial

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Creating Image inside Text Effect

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Fireworks Animation Tecniques and Tutorials

How to make Animations and Animated Graphics
In this simple guide to making animations in Adobe Fireworks, follow the step by step tutorial and learn in no time, how to created animations and animated graphics for the web.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Animated Stickman – Tweening Animation
You’re going to use symbols and tweening to animate a stickman, this is a method of animation that is better known for Flash development. You’ll also take a look at onion skinning and distributing to frames, all techniques that are useful for animation in Fireworks. Animate your stickman and make him look alive using tweening, onion skinning and distributing to frames.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Animate and Tween in Fireworks
In this tutorial you are going to learn about animation, and using those animations to create animated gif files that can be placed on your website.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Creating an Animated GIF using Fireworks
Learn how to design Animated GIFs using Fireworks MX onwards. The custom animation is broken down into frames, which contains the sequential images and objects that make up each step of the animation.

Adobe Fireworks Tutorials and Resources

Making A Simple GIF Animation
This is an easy to follow video tutorial on how to make a simple animation.

Create animated GIF for Web Site
Learn how to make animated banners and files for your web design projects and output animated GIF files to easily pop into your pages.

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    Hi guys,

    I just recently tried to get a grip on Fireworks as we have the CS3 Suite at work, but to be honest, I did not really find any good argument using Fireworks instead of Photoshop or Flash-Click-Dummies. So to say, I just don’t get for what Fw is good at all. To me it feels like a not so good combination of Ps and Flash.

    Why should a designer actually use Fireworks, why is it good at all. Or is it just for refining steps. It would be a blast to have something like an introduction to Fw, why and when to use it, and why and when to just skip it.

    I love the collection here though and I will give it another go, still wondering what it really is good for.

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    @Listoric I just see Fireworks as a much easier to use, all-be-it stripped down, version of Photoshop. Being a developer I don’t really need to do too much but when I do I like to be able to do it easily and simply.

    It is nice to see that someone has remembered there are other programs that Photoshop! Excellent resource too.

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    A few people in our office use Fireworks, but I’m more of a Photoshop man. Fireworks feels awkward to me – rather like using Photoshop for a print page layout when you should be using InDesign.

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    Nice timing as Adobe Fireworks Fanpages were also launched today!

    Join up http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Adobe-Fireworks/226645240197 if you like Fireworks.

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    Its always baffled me why so many people ignore Fireworks and use Photoshop only. There are so many common web workflows that are simpler, better or both in Fw.

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    Great collection! Thanks for including the madeofwin tutorial.

    Of course, photoshop is able to do more than fireworks. But the reason you should use fireworks for webdesign is: you are so much faster with fireworks. You won’t think that if you compare a skilled photoshop-user with an amateur in fireworks, but comparing skilled ps-user and skilled fw-user will show the difference.

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    I was just saying to someone the other day how i never use fireworks, hmm..

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    In terms of designing for the web, Fireworks > Photoshop

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    I had always used Fireworks to create mockups. And I don´t want to miss it anymore.

    BTW: I can´t understand how people can realize mockups in PS. It´s quite uncomfortable…

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    I don’t know what to think of this article. On one hand it promotes Firework’s great protyping for web design, and on the other it shows how it shouldn’t be used for photo editing and efffects.

    I use both Fireworks and Photoshop. For web design Fireworks is a no-brainer – it’s faster and more effcient, I can create the exact same design I would have made in Photoshop in about half the time.

    However, most of these tutorials show how to edit photos, create colleges, or other effects. Fireworks can do these, but it is not its strong point. If anything it harms Fireworks to have these things sent around, giving the impression its just poor-mans Photoshop.

    Software is tailored to its specific need, that is why Adobe has a suite of products rather than just one super program.

    Fireworks – Web Design
    Photoshop – Photo Editing
    Illustrator – Illustration
    InDesign – Print Design

    Unfortunately, designers are a stubborn bunch – many I work with still use Photoshop for designing for web (and everything else). They mock me for using Fireworks, but my bosses praise me; I can get the work of two Photoshop web designers done in half the time without sacrificing quality (in many times improving it..) They’re beginning to notice this, and some are making the move to use Fireworks.

    Its all about being flexible in your program choices, if you can list a whole bunch of programs you’re fluent in on your Resume for specific tasks – it looks a whole lot less amateur than ‘Photoshop’ listed for everything.

    Fireworks just does web design better. It’s always puzzled me with people’s schoolboy loyalty to Photoshop.

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    Nice list.

    It still surprises me how many front end developers use Photoshop instead of Fireworks to mock up websites. Its really not what it was made to do. They are billing clients for unnecessary hours.

    Saying that, my missus uses our Boxster to drive to the shops. Same thing I guess. Who am I to argue?

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    Great collection. With each new web design project I’m considering switching from PS to FW, but without having practical experience it’s always a little risky to jump right into a client’s project . Not talking about convincing your company to buy new software ;)

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    Fireworks performance is absolutely unparalleled for web design and mockups. The speed, workflow and intelligent design is just so much better than anything Photoshop can offer as a web design tool. You’ll never have to use those blasted layers again if you don’t want to and still you’ll create amazingly complex designs where everything can be edited – think changing / styling / resizing / moving all with one click. Vectors and objects integrated seamlessly, page templates, much better slice exporting, graphics optimization, object controls, gradient engine etc. PNG is lean and efficient.

    This being said, Photoshop is unparalleled for photo editing, retouching, anything to do with photorealistic effects. Fireworks has its set of bitmap tools (probably comparable to Photoshop 6 so not that bad) but it’s not a highly advanced graphic editor per se, although natural and seamless vector editing within the same environment is a great plus.

    The perfect combination is to use Fireworks for putting designs together/prototyping and Photoshop for preparing more complicated graphics/photos (to be imported into FW).

    The benefits of Fireworks might be questionable if you don’t do web/interface design (by all means stay with PS then) but if you do and try it you won’t be coming back to the good ol PS.

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    I’ve been using photoshop for 7yrs… & I think its a great tool.. nothing beats photoshop.

    But when it comes to speeding up.. believe me fireworks is super fast. (only for web projects/Interface etc.). its like photoshop simplified.. & the best part is.. it hardly takes any efforts/time to switch for a PS user. its so simple.

    Little features like … drag & select multiple layers, page management & slicing etc.. is like toppings on the ice cream.

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    I do not like how Adobe decided to change the GUI in CS4. For me CS3 is still the perfect choice for rapid mock-ups and web design, even though it lacks complexity in some key areas. I still hope to see some of the more advanced features of PS integrated into FW. For example the Warp Transformation which I feel would be greatly useful.

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    I kinda do like Fireworks though I never really worked with it.

    The problem I got with Fireworks is that since I’m the only one at our advertising agency who owns the web edition of the creative suite cs3 I’m the only one who’s got Fireworks. Our workflow is that a graphic designer creates a layout in InDesign or Photoshop and I’m kinda slicing it in Photoshop and then code the thing in XHTML and CSS. So in an agency where the “normal” graphic designers don’t have the web edition Fireworks will never gain ground.

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    I ever wondering, when speaking with other webdesigner and they do not know fireworks. I know a lot of people use photoshop for designing web sites, but when I try it in photoshop I feel handicapped. Not because I can’t work in photoshop. It’s more because I use photoshop for image editing, creating effects or cut an image.

    For me Fireworks is Illustrator for Web. You had a real pixel grid and you can assess how typo or an icon looks like in this grid (OK I know illustrator has a pixelview at it self). Few times I get webdesigns in illustrator or indesign and the designer wondering when i say: “your font is to small, nobody can read it”, because he choose a 8pt font. Or they create an icon, thats looking wonderfull in illustrator, scaling it to the size for the website, you just see an bunch of pixels. And here is the advantage of fireworks you can assess your design and you have the ability to slice and export it in a good way.

    No question for editing images and so one photoshop is the best, but you don’t design a booklet or poster in photoshop.

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    I have never used anything but Fireworks for web design. I simply feel Photoshop is so bloated for such a task and have so far, not found something Fireworks can’t do that I need. Not saying one is better than the other but I find Fireworks so much quicker to do work with.

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    Dear members

    is that mean fireworks is better than photoshop for web designing ?

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    Hey I´m a very big fan of Fireworks, thanks for the tutorials. There´s no much of this in arrounds :)

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    Edson Carvalho (Brazil)

    July 27, 2009 5:50 am

    Excelente tutorial!
    Fireworks é definitivamente melhor que o Photoshop.
    Muito prático e intuitivo.
    illustrator+Fireworks+Flash = Produção inesgotável com qualidade!

    Valeu!

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    Without FW, my workflow wouldn’t have the same quality to it. Illustrator for illustrations/logos etc. and Photoshop for photo editing. Fireworks is the key ingredient and provides me with the ability to make final compositions.

    All my designs are mainly vector and thus scalable, put together in Fireworks.

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    Sometimes in my case, its like I dont want to work with FW because its not standard in our team to work with – they prefer PS. So its like agreeing to use a standard software to use.

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    Pietro Marafiga Monteiro

    July 27, 2009 6:28 am

    I am a big fan of Fireworks, but it has some problems.

    When the work is large, with multiple pages, the PNG swells and the program is heavy! Not moving, sometimes.

    Try get a vector in Illustrator CS4 with some 40 objects and paste it to see the slowness.

    And I use it on a iMac core 2 duo 2.0 ghz with 3 gb of RAM.

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    > is that mean fireworks is better than photoshop for web designing ?

    I’d say so, yes. Photoshop is a great piece of design software but web design is not its main intended focus and as such web design tools and procedures are buries under tonnes of (relative) clutter. You don’t need all this bloat for web design. Usually a simple thing takes two to three times as much time in Photoshop than it does in Fireworks.

    Plus Fireworks has a range of brilliant web specific solutions and its vector/object angle makes your designs easily scalable.

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    One thing Fireworks does better than Photoshop is drawing single pixel lines. In Photoshop you must have the Grid turned on and be at 100% view to draw shapes that have exact 1 pixel borders. Anything else and PS will anti-alias the line.. very annoying.

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    I LOVE Fireworks! Now granted, I still use PS for photo editing (that’s what it was made for!) but I always use Fireworks for my web designs. It’s also very easy to open PSD files in fireworks so when I find something made in PS I can open and edit it in FW.

    I’m also one of those ppl that is baffled by the use of PS in web design.

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    Enrique Ramírez

    July 27, 2009 6:59 am

    I’ve been using Fireworks for web design (slicing PSDs, and of course, designing my own layouts) for around 9 years now. Always saying it’s way better, faster and comfortable for my job than Photoshop (Photoshop confuses me. Everytime I try to slice a PSD it seems to take me twice the time and result in a file that’s twice bigger). Always thought I was alone. Glad to see I was not wrong all this time and that there’s more people praising Fireworks is better for web related stuff than Photoshop.

    On the other hand, Fireworks PSD support is not that good, and I always need to open the PSD both in Fireworks and Photoshop to spot differences. If only Fireworks got a better “Photoshop Automatic Effects” support and the “Fill” feature in layers (besides alpha, just like photoshop which has both), it’ll be a one-stop tool without a doubt.

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    Fireworks is such an underrated software, it’s nice to seen a roundup like this. I definitely like it much better than photoshop

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    Fireworks saves me time and creates much smaller files that are optimized for the web. I feel like that makes it a no-brainer for web designers. I see how PS is valuable for creating icons and other small graphics (plus photo-editing) but I have never understood why it is used to prototype entire sites.

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    I love Fireworks :D

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    I’ve been using FW now for about 6 years and I love it.

    For websites it is so much quicker, easier and better then PS.

    If i want to retouch or do image manipulation i use PS, that is a no brainer.
    Brochures / Artwork – indesign
    web design – FW
    Logos – Illustrator.

    It is all about playing to the strengths of each app.

    Great collection of tutes and articles. Thanks a lot!

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    Fireworks es excelente para el web, asi como lo es Photoshop para la edicion de imagenes, pero existe algo que es muy importante, la combinacion en los procesos y los software es necesaria para logar un mejor trabajo.

    Fw + Ps + Ai + Dw = Exelente Trabajo.

    Tnks SM!!

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    I just copied a whole bunch of great quotes out of the comments on this post. I hope it helps me convincing fellow designers and developers to stop using Photoshop for designing websites. It will safe us so much time and FW PNG are much easier to handle for all team members (and also server and network, PSD’s are huge!).

    By the way. One of the videos above about prototyping for the iPhone (which I mad), find the full tutorial here: http://unitid.nl/2009/04/prototyping-for-the-iphone-using-fireworks-cs3/

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    As professional digital retoucher working in eCommerce, I use Photoshop almost exclusively. I am very comfortable and nimble in its world. In addition to my main work of color corrections and digital enhancements for photography, I can create web graphics pretty easily due to my familiarity with it. I LOVE PS!!

    However, I can see the argument that PS is almost too bloated to deal with web graphics. I am teaching myself front-end development and have an old Fireworks MX on my laptop. It’s more efficient for doing mock-ups and simplified web graphics. Looking over this impressive list of tutorials, I’m amazed how far FW has come along, and it looks like it’s much more versatile than my current version.

    This post has solved a dilemma for me. I work on MAC and PC. MAC does my high-end retouching work, my laptop PC does my web publishing and coding. I don’t want to pay for two versions of Photoshop! So it will be definitely worth my while to keep PS on the MAC and consider the latest FW for the PC. Thanks!!!

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    I’m not a big fan of Fireworks mostly because I’m so used to Photoshop. Coincidentally, a team member of mine started using Fireworks for web prototyping last week, it’s pretty amazing if you can get it to do what you want. So far we’ve been spending more time trying to get things to work in Fireworks than it would take to just make them in Photoshop xD. I can definitely see Fireworks having the advantage once you know what you’re doing though!

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    Great to see Fireworks getting some praise! I hope Adobe doesn’t do away with it.

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    Utilizo Fireworks para Webdesign desde a era Macromedia. É uma tolice reduzir esse programa a um criador apenas de Mockups, ele é utilizado por profissionais para produzir um Website completo do início ao fim e durante atualizações inclusive. A Adobe inclusive tentou copiá-lo com o hoje defunto Image Ready, que era muito complicado. Quem conhece o Fireworks não troca por nada em Webdesign. Utilizado em conjunto com o Photoshop é uma dupla de peso.

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    I started using Fireworks, in 1998, when Photoshop 4 had no web optimizing features, it wasn’t a matter of choosing one over the other, then, and Fireworks has set the standard in that regard. For a long time I’ve used Photoshop as a photo and print only tool… Image Ready could not compare with Fireworks.

    Nowadays its a matter of what designer are used too. Because I’ve worked for companies that did not have Fireworks, I started using Photoshop to create and export web layouts, and I’m as comfortable in either of these software now, and feel both have their place in the designer workflow and tools.

    Like other have commented here, I think Fireworks can be way more faster to have you create a quality website layout… its vector tools and formating are just more friendly and flexible (of course if one has been used to photoshop he’ll have to get to follow the fireworks way). Its just faster to translate your idea into an actual webpage in fireworks.

    But now I feel ultimatly it depends of what kind of layout you design, Photoshop is so powerfull for photos, that if your layout uses photos, complex brushes and pixel based design and drawings, then sticking with photoshop will be the easier way to go.

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    I´ve been using FW since around 2000 and man what a difference it is designing web sites with it comparing to Photoshop. The work flow, text handeling, exporting etc i waay better than Photoshop. I only open Ps to edit large images. But you just can´t spend a few minutes to make up your mind.

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    I agree with many others here, Fireworks is an invaluable tool for a web designer. For page layout, mock ups, wireframes and simple web graphics there is no better tool then Fireworks. I am very happy that Adobe has not only kept Fireworks but is making it better. The CS4 version is clean, fast and very user friendly. I agree Photoshop is superior when it comes to more advanced graphic design, textures, filters, effects, layers etc. BUT… I dare any good designer to mock up sites in Photoshop as fast as a good designer in Fireworks can.

    Any designer should be using a combination of products for complete designs.
    Illustrator – Logo & Vector Art
    Fireworks – Site design and layout
    Photoshop – Complex Graphic and Photo elements for page(s)

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  43. 43

    This is a very well compiled resource. However, Fireworks still doesn’t appeal to me as I scrolled though the post quickly.

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  44. 44

    Fireworks is great software, He have something what PS haven’t… and PS have something what FW haven’t…

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    Hey Paul. Thanks for the link to my Adobe MAX session ‘Quickly Mock Up a Business Website’. Unfortunately, you added a link to the session finder which means people would need a login to see it. The full session is available on adobe TV here.

    http://tv.adobe.com/#vi+f15383v1042

    For everyone else, you can also download a sample fireworks file i submitted to adobe dev network.

    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/samples/pen_gradient_showcase.html

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    Yeah, I don’t get Fireworks either. I hand code XHTML/CSS, so I guess that’s why I don’t see the benefit. PS is more powerful than FW in creating graphics. I usually create the mockup in PS then create and save selections of the mockup and save-for-web. Next I hand code the site. I would never rely on an app to create code. Never.

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    It’s nice to read all the opinions of experienced designers. I’m going to school for web design/development and my teacher for design is a complete PS user. I first learned on FW but now I use PS only since that is what she uses and expects us to use.

    After reading the comments though I guess I might relearn FW on the side and use that for non class related work.

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    As a long time fireworks user since 2004(Macromedia style). I have recently as of 2007 learned to use photoshop and illustrator. Photoshop is awesome for editing photos and illustrator is great for print but nothing beats Fireworks for the web, any one who downplays or dislikes Fireworks is only saying that becuase they are used to photoshop layers and styles. Fireworks is Ps and Ai in one plus some. I just recently realized that you guys had some fireworks stuff on here previously and was hoping to see more from you guys on this topic thats why smashing magazine is my shizzit!!!!!

    ……PS Give fireworks the benefit of the doubt guys, adobe wouldnt of kept it around(RIP GoLive) if it wasnt a beast!

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  49. 49

    I really didn’t now anyting of this, even Firewoks!

    Thanks for these valuable informations, it really need the try!

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    > Yeah, I don’t get Fireworks either. I hand code XHTML/CSS, so I guess that’s why I don’t see the benefit.

    I hand code too, but it’s not about coding at all. Fireworks lets you take your idea and translate it to graphics much faster and in much more flexible manner. It’s very zen in a way with loads of simple but clever web specific solutions – when I look back on my years with Photoshop it feels like trying to read backwards.

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    Hi Paul, thanks for including my tutorial on this informative list.

    I was hoping that an e-magazine of this caliber can introduce Fireworks from new perspectives; that it can bust the long-standing myths about what Fireworks can and cannot do. Too bad that it just reinforced outdated misconceptions like the following:

    Myth #1: Fireworks cannot beat Photoshop in graphic design.

    Unfortunately, few of the above-listed tutorials show Fireworks’ strength in raster graphic design and photo manipulation, the two tasks that I routinely perform with results that equal or surpass that of Photoshop. Reading the comments above, those few tuts didn’t quite convince users.

    (By the way: have you guys ever tried applying raster effects on real vectors, and keep the object’s vector properties fully editable afterwards? Welcome to Fireworks.)

    Myth #2: Fireworks is nothing but a specialized webdesign/mockup tool, or a poor man’s Photoshop.

    The tool is only as good or bad, as limited or unlimited, as the user behind the screen. The overwhelming number of webdesign tutorials shows only the lack of imagination and innovation to think outside the box. From which naturally follows Myth #3…

    Myth #3: Fireworks animation can’t produce anything more than outdated GIF clipart animation from the ’90s.

    The introduction of new animation tools in CS4 allows for more sophisticated techniques and results that are comparable to those done in Flash. I have done Fireworks animation for a recent popular game, and one of my tutorials on the subject has been featured on the Fireworks Developer Center at Adobe.com.

    So, you see: the stuff is there. The possibilities are there. One just has to go out and get ‘em.

    And so I’m still looking forward to the day a popular design site takes up the task of busting these myths on Fireworks. I guess I’ll just have to keep waiting – and writing more tuts on today’s Fireworks.

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  52. 52

    This article will make fireworks, become more popular. It shown no.of hidden source here…

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    Sarthak Singhal

    July 27, 2009 8:38 pm

    I love Fireworks. It rocks!

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    Benjamin A. Wendelboe

    July 27, 2009 11:22 pm

    I’ve always loooooved FW, but the CS4-version has way too many flaws.. I need an alternative!

    I’ve tried DrawIt, Acorn, Pixelmator, Iris, Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP, InkScape, NakedLight (and quite possibly more that I’ve forgotten to mention), and neither of them meet my expectations.. I need Fireworks, but I need it to be built from scratch.. The flash-based shit-interface (shiterface for short) is not doing it for me!

    Macromedia – I miss you!

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    I don’t know why Mr. Adobe decided to get ride of image ready that was the best slicing friend, especialy in its last version with folders of slices. I stied stuck with that old photoshop version to keep it. Fireworks was the photoshop like of macromedia in the time where adobe and photoshop were rivals, i don’t understand what it’s going on in my webdesign adobe suite…

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  56. 56

    I love Fireworks, i am using it since more than 4 yrs,
    I learn firework my-self because i was facing problem in slicing and web layout creation in Photoshop, it is not so handy as Fireworks.

    I love that!!! thanks for tutorials….

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    Fireworks is better than PS in any means.
    I use FW to create designs, try new layouts, icons, gif-animations and everything else. I prefer FW over PS for editing photos.

    The fact that you can mix layers, frames, vectors and bitmaps in such a simple and powerful way like FW lets this software stand out like no other.

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    I think I might go as far as add a “Designed with Fireworks” type thing in the footer of my next site. Lets start a revolution people!

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  59. 59

    I agree with some of the other comments, I don’t know what the advantage would be of using fireworks over photoshop.

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    I love FW and CS4 version is the best ever. I use it a lot. It’s great. I used photoshop when I need very elaborated designs, do some kind of special effect, or do something special with a image, then I import it to FW and finish my designs there, then work with DW. Work with Text boxes is much easier than PS. Integration between FW and DW is transparent. FW is a very powerful tool. I have been using this tool since Macromedia versions and it’s getting better with the time.

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    Great reaction chope! I agree with you.

    But on the other hand i would never use fireworks for its css an html capabilities. I’m just using it for drawing. I hope that in a new versions it will be as good as indesign is for graphic work. They tried it with version CS4 but still there are a lot of bugs and unlogical things in it. An old inheritage of Macromedia i suppose.

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    I realize you guys have been arguing for a wile now and I must say I haven’t read all the posts but… In my humble opinion, Fireworks is deffo the BOMB when it comes 2 mokups and creating very fresh websites and icons and stuff. The fact that it is vactor based just gives it such an advantage over photoshop. altough I do realize photoshop does have some vactor shit. But it just doesn’t compare. Anyway, i’m not saying photoshop is shit. couse for photo editing it still rulez all. But when it comes 2 website design, Fireworks is quicker and way nicer 2 work with.

    I’ve tryed FW4 but it wasn’t really stable for some reasen. Maybe its becouse i have 2 use it on a PC :) but FW3 is good anough for me!

    So the question is not wich editor is better. I would just use FW and PS together. Then YOU will have the ring that rulez all :)

    anyway… thats just my opinion

    parden my crappy english,

    Christian

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    I have been a long time Fireworks fan, even though I still feel like Adobe has made it into a red headed step child at times. The integration of vector and pixel art is handled pretty well, so much so that for creating simple web layouts, buttons, mockups I just use Fireworks. Photoshop’s vector tools are way too clunky for my taste still. I would like for Adobe to improve the color picker and gradient tools since they still seem stuck in the 90′s. I personally never use it to do any coding, just layout and slicing. Still way too many bugs but I think it is that way with CS4 in general (check out other designers that feel your pain ).

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  64. 64

    I’ve tried to use fireworks on multiple occasions because of people saying it speeds up workflow. And even here in the comments people have talked about how they can pump something out in fireworks twice as fast as in photoshop. Great!

    What i have found though is that if i try to use fireworks, either i can’t do certain things, or it takes twice as long (for the design elements) of a website. I’ve been a web designer for 17 years now and used photoshop primarily throughout that entire time. I’m also very anal with my code. So to me fireworks is for more amateur users.

    I really would like a write-up/tutorial geared towards people like myself (that have been using photoshop and hand coding for so many years) that explain what it can do for us, and why we should switch (if we even should). Thanks for the round-up though.

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  65. 65

    Thanks a lot for this list!
    I use Fireworks a lot for my designs and I’m sure these tutorials will come in handy!

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  66. 66

    Holy list! Good job on “exposing” Fireworks.

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  67. 67

    I have one question about it, if i want my boss (that only know about print) to buy it
    its correct to say that fireworks is for web design what indesign is for print?

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    Replying to post 64 by Chris

    well Chris, I can imagin your reaction. I also was very sceptic about FW at first. But the fact that you can use masterpages, create what seams an unlimeted amout of pages so you can design the whole website in one file and keep all your objects in the same file, make the objects ones, use them everywere, and if it needs to be changes you change the object and it will change everywere. That totally rocks! Another great thing is that if you build stuff in vector, you can resize everyting too meet your needs.

    And ones you know the handy shortcuts its really fast and easy too work with FW.

    Further more I think its really shallow 2 say that FW is for the more amateur users. Some people just prefer 2 use diferent programes for diferent types of projects i guess. For instance, I use FW for designing the layout of the websites, Icons, and stuff like that. For photo editing I prefer 2 use Photoshop course its just the best for that kinda work.

    Anyway, just give it more then 12 seconds, open up your mind for new things, and you’ll see thats its a pretty fucking great program :)

    By the way, the the stuff in the article is not really representative of all the great stuff you can do with FW. And using fireworks 2 make the code for you?!?! come on guys! Be a little more creative that that will yah!!

    anyway, just my opinion

    Christian

    sites that I know where made with FW:

    http://www.mimoa.nl/
    http://www.santander.nl
    http://www.unitid.nl
    http://www.capelleaandenijssel.nl

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    Nearly 70 comments and no-one’s mentioned Dreamweaver? Like many above I started with PS and have stuck with it simply cause I know my way around. For web stuff I use Dreamweaver and/or BBEdit. Now I have CS$ (heh, typo – should read CS4 but seems weirdly appropriate!) with Fireworks too and have looked at it a bit mystified as to how it’s supposed to help. What makes FW better than Dreamweaver (or BBEdit for that matter) for designing and setting websites? Not bagging FW, genuinely curious as to whether I should really lean in and learn it.

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    Lets be honest, you really dont need to use fireworks at all.

    Photoshop does it all, better, and the web stuff in fireworks is pretty basic, I hand code my CSS and xHTML. If I want to create a quick and dirty demo for a client ill just lin the images though with image maps in dreamweaver. Simple.

    Oh and the grass text tutorial is a dire rip-off of a similar PS tutorial : (the PS tutorial actually has a decent outcome, rather than the one linked above which looks like a child made it.

    http://psd.tutsplus.com/text-effects-tutorials/create-a-spectacular-grass-text-effect-in-photoshop/

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    I use PS, slice and then hand code in a text editor, but am intrigued by FW’s new CSS export feature. Has anyone used it and is it any good, i.e. produces a basic framework of valid code? If so sounds like it might speed things up a bit.

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    I’m a PS guy through and through but FW has some great stuff that PS doesn’t. Let’s not be snobs about one program but learn to use both to our advantage.

    With that being said I think it’s f#cking awesome you guys posted this. It totally rocks. The world is not built around Photoshop!!!

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  73. 73

    Ha ha. All these Firework nerds think that you can only do a mock-up in FW are retarded.
    PS easily can produce great mock-ups and quickly. FW is a bit cumbersome.

    If you know your way around CSS you don’t need FW to do all the work for you. I challenge ANYONE Fireworks user on this board to produce a better mock-up than me.

    On top of that. If you are concerned with slicing, you can open your superior PS files in FW for slicing.

    Fireworks…ha ha…….second place web app!

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    I am a developer and some time I have to make little changes to template design. I feel that Fireworks is much easier to work with rather than Photoshop.

    Thanks Smash for posting this article.

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    Fireworks is a great graphic design tool!

    In some ways, it is better than Photoshop. Its interface is easier to use, it’s less cluttered and more intuitive. It’s faster, too. Fireworks has a great mix of bitmap+vector tools — something that Photoshop doesn’t have. Photoshop is great for bitmaps, but it’s a pain in the *** when it comes to vectors. For vectors, Illustrator is great. But Fireworks has the bitmap+vector power… combined! :-)

    When you create graphic designs for Web & for screen, Fireworks is un-surpassed in that. It’s pixel-oriented and pixel-perfect. Photoshop is for editing photos and for print. Fireworks is for screen. Yes, you can use Ps to make things for Web and Fw to make things for print, but that would be clearly wrong.

    I use Fireworks for years. It has always amazed me how designers can think Fireworks is not-as-good-as-Ps. Yes, Photoshop has more power. But it’s… bitmap power. Fireworks is the right tool, when it comes to graphic design for Web. It is faster, lighter, easier, and more powerful. It’s more intuitive.

    I do 90% of my graphic design work in Fireworks. The other 10% are divided between Flash and Illustrator. I rarely even open Photoshop… and I’m fine with that:)

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    Replying to post 73 by Charlie
    >If you know your way around CSS you don’t need FW to do all the work
    >for you. I challenge ANYONE Fireworks user on this board to produce a
    >better mock-up than me.

    Buckle up, little buddy. Im ready for your challenge.

    Check http://forum.smashingmagazine.com/look-at-my-design-f48/fireworks-challenge-t3258.html

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  77. 77

    this is great!!

    its almost like the wars between mac and windows users! :)

    I say, WHATEVER! just use the tool that you think is most sutable for the job.

    cheerce,

    Christian

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  78. 78

    Brilliant! Thanks!!!!

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  79. 79

    i hav been using Fireworks for a long time, and i can say that it is much more flexible for web design than photoshop.
    this tutorials and techniques are good, thanks

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    big thansk marta

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  81. 81

    I love Fireworks. I think it is great, and I think that it is (in theory) far better than any other tool for doing Web design. I want to be able to use it, I really do. But I can’t. And the stupid reason why I can’t has nothing to do with a missing killer feature that Photoshop has — it is because the UI is so damn slow, bloated, and dysfunctional.

    1. Most of the palettes are abusively huge and there’s no way to make them smaller. The biggest culprits are the Align palette and the Properties palette. Flash CS4’s Properties palette is sane, vertical, and — shock, horror — has a scrollbar so I don’t have to waste screen real estate on all the properties I barely ever use.
    2. Why does the main window have control bars on the top and bottom? Why do I care that this file is set to export as a GIF 128, or that I can get a 4-up preview, when the only time I perform these actions is ONCE, AT THE END OF THE PROJECT? Fireworks is not Save For Web; stop wasting my screen real estate on shit I don’t use!
    3. The palettes are extremely inflexible; you can’t move the Properties palette to the right side because it always stays in a horizontal orientation. You can’t move the Paths palette to the bottom because it always stays in a vertical orientation. This sucks, especially since there are about 15 different vertical palettes and only like 2 horizontal ones (and the horizontal ones are pretty tall at that). I don’t have enough space for that much stuff in one place on my screen!
    4. When I select multiple, er, objects (what would be called a “Layer” in Photoshop), and then want to choose only one of them from the Layers palette, I can’t just click on the object’s label or thumbnail. This is unlike EVERY OTHER PROGRAM in CS4. I have to either click first on a non-selected object to deselect the one I want and then click on it, unselect the object I want to select individually by hitting cmd+click and then select it, or put my mouse in the tiny space between the lock button and the thumbnail and click there. Why??!!?!
    5. You can’t nest Layers. You have to explicitly create a “Sub-layer”. Photoshop has had easy-to-use, logical nested groups since version 8. Flash, too. Sub-layers are hacks and they suck badly.
    6. Whenever there is a state change in the main canvas, it takes way too long for palettes to reflect the change. I can’t wait half a second every time I click on a different object for the Layers and Properties palettes to wake up and refresh themselves! This make the entire application feel extremely sluggish and unresponsive and is the #1 reason why I do not use Fireworks. I don’t want to feel like I’m waiting for my tools to catch up with me all day.

    I hope someone at Adobe reads Smashing Magazine so I can use Fireworks when CS5 comes out. ;)

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    Hi

    Fireworks is great. I’ve been using it for 10 years to design web pages and it’s the best. there are a number of effects that photoshop is better at but the slicing and export to html is MUCH better. Photoshop is for digital art, fireworks for web pages!

    I therefore set out to create web pages with a photoshop AIR feel and have recently created a tutorial for all you FW wannabees here.

    Also, see my own site for similar design – follow link to tutorial.

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    Not trying to step on anyone’s toes or thoughts here, but I simply don’t see the benefit in Fw. In a sense:

    - jQuery+CSS+HTML can make wireframes much faster than Fw, and have added interaction

    - jQuery is displacing the need for simple animation with Flash. Then couple in HTML5 and…

    - Why anyone would want to create graphics not as polished as you can make in Ps is beyond me. The argument is that Fw exports better? I think that’s a myth based on my experience the past 10 years.

    I’m definitely not trying to convert people away from Fw, but place me on the side of the line where Fw has no use on my daily work flow. I have much better tools to accomplish the jobs Fw is supposedly good at.

    Caveat: There is one thing Fw is better at, but I work around it: rendering of text. I hate Ps’ way of rendering text. Fortunately, I never have to worry about it from a Web design view because it’s always either coded or sIFR.

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    For all Smashing Magazine readers that still ask the question:

    Is Fireworks better than Photoshop? (In the Web/screen design field, at least) …here’s a link that may help you find the answer in the easiest possible way! :-)

    http://www.isfireworksbetterthanphotoshop.com

    Note: Take with a hint of humour, please!;-)

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  85. 85

    hi guys, thanks for featuring my tutorials !

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  86. 86

    can someone tell me how to link a webpage when making a drop down menu, the way it is done….???

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  87. 87

    You´ve missed this great wireframes kit inspired by Balsamiq http://www.dragnet.se/webbdesign/websitewireframes.html

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  88. 88

    These tutorials have a lot of important and useful information. There is something for everyone in this set.

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    CarlosHPS Webdesigner

    November 18, 2010 2:30 am

    Thank you for nominating my blog as a reference in Fireworks.
    I feel honored.
    Big hug.

    CarlosHPS Webdesigner 8)

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  90. 90

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for linking to smartwebby.com tutorials! You could add a section on “Fireworks Tips” to round off advice from around the web and probably a “Features Explained” section. I see that you haven’t added our main tutorial series – Website Design using Fireworks and Dreamweaver – Its quite comprehensive and easy to understand, especially for new designers – URL: http://www.smartwebby.com/free_tutorials/CSS_website_design_guide/CSS_web_design_dreamweaver_fireworks.asp

    (Note: The Comment form is not working in IE8 – I’m using Chrome this time)

    best regards,

    Anita Sudhakar

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    Great list of tutorials. For those people questioning why you would use Fireworks over Photoshop….it depends on the task at hand. If you want to create nice vector web graphics then FW should be your tool of choice. If you want to clean up a photo or bmp image then Photoshop is superior. Having vector layers that are so easy to control and manipulate is invaluable.

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    Veryyy good, thanks

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