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Fireworks 4

A Powerful Web Tool
by Rick Smith (February 23, 2001)

Introduction
Feature Overview
Feature: Powerful Pop-Up Menu Creator
Feature: Easier Rollover changes
Feature: Powerful Batch Processing
Feature: Lossless Round Trip edits
Feature: Precise Export Controls
Feature: Selective JPEG compression
Conclusion
Example of linked "slices" seen in Fireworks - click on image to see full size version

Many tools allow you to take a graphic image, "slice" it into different pieces and change the look of the visual image on the resulting page, depending on cursor position. Fireworks can do that, but what makes it radically different is what happens if you have to make a change. Doesn't that ALWAYS happen after the page is complete?

Fireworks allows you to "visually" join both the "button" that is rolled over and the visual cue where the "image swap" occurs. By linking these together, instead of using layer "snapshots", reorganizing and moving slices won't lose the rollover behavior. This saves lots of time.

Feature: Powerful Batch Processing

Feature: Powerful Pop-Up Menu Creator

Copyright 2001 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

   
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