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Fireworks 4 : Expert Edge,9780072131468

Fireworks 4 : Expert Edge

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1/1/2001
Publisher(s): MCGRAW HILL BOOK COMPANY
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Summary

Text, by designers, for designers, offering real-world examples of Web site design and redesign with Fireworks 4. Features an offer for 12 hours of online training, and coverage of advanced illustration and effects, flexibility and creativity, and efficiency. Detailed halftone and color illustrations. Softcover.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction xix
Part I Setting the Foundation 1(82)
Fireworks' Place in the Web Design Workflow
3(22)
Understanding Vector Graphics
4(2)
What Is Fireworks?
6(9)
Adding Interactivity to Your Designs
7(1)
Extending Fireworks' Interactivity
7(1)
Site Design in Fireworks
8(1)
What Is a Fireworks PNG?
9(1)
New Features of Fireworks 4
10(5)
How Does Fireworks Compare with Photoshop and Image Ready?
15(1)
Vector Handling
15(1)
Integration with HTML Editors
15(1)
Integrating Fireworks with Other Programs to Build Web Sites
16(3)
Mock Up a Web Page
17(1)
Create a Storyboard or Multimedia Presentation of Comps
17(1)
Create Static Graphics
17(1)
Add Interactivity
17(1)
Create Animation
18(1)
Optimize Graphics
18(1)
Standardize Graphics
18(1)
Coordinate with Print-Based Projects
19(1)
Integrate Scanned Images, Stock Photos, and Other Found Art
19(1)
Online How-To: Building a Web Illustration
19(6)
The Tutorial
19(6)
Designing from Scratch
25(26)
Building a Whole Web Page in Fireworks
26(4)
Fireworks as an All-in-One Comp Tool
28(1)
Creating the Page and Dummy Elements
28(1)
Using Screen Shots as Graphic Elements
29(1)
Basic Vector and Bitmap Building Tools
30(5)
Vector Mode
31(1)
Bitmap Mode
32(1)
Creating a Reusable Library of HTML Form Elements
32(3)
Organizing Content with Layers and Frames
35(5)
Understanding Layers
35(2)
Understanding Frames
37(1)
Creating a Design Presentation
38(2)
Building Master Design Templates for Speed and Consistency
40(1)
Building a Quick Design Presentation
40(6)
Building a Design Presentation
41(5)
Fireworks in the Real World: Fireworks in Site Development Workflows
46(5)
Industriality---From Fireworks to Flash
46(1)
Flash-Guru---From Fireworks to Database Front-Ends
47(2)
nae interactive---Using Fireworks for a Power Makeover
49(2)
Collaborative Workflow
51(32)
The Team-Oriented Design Process
52(1)
Optimizing the Creative Workflow
53(12)
Symbol Libraries
54(4)
Styles
58(5)
Using the URL Library
63(2)
Automating Fireworks
65(9)
Find and Replace
65(3)
Using the Project Log
68(3)
Commands and Batch Processing with Scriptlets
71(3)
Online How-To: Creating and Distributing a Master Design Repository
74(9)
Preparing for a Master Template
74(1)
Creating a Style Set
75(2)
Creating a Custom Symbol Library
77(1)
Creating a Custom URL Library
78(5)
Part II Designing Web Graphics 83(186)
Strategies for Building a Complete Web Page
85(30)
One Page at a Time
86(1)
Modular Page Design
87(5)
Cropping a Fireworks Document
87(2)
Exporting Page Components as HTML
89(2)
Importing Fireworks HTML into Dreamweaver
91(1)
Preparing Your Page Layout
92(6)
Sizing Your Web Page
92(2)
Using Grids, Guides, and Rulers
94(4)
Thinking in Pieces
98(10)
Slicing a Page
100(2)
Using the Export Area Tools
102(2)
Working With Background Tiles
104(4)
Online How-To: Building Better Tables with Fireworks and Dreamweaver
108(7)
Building Vector Graphics
115(30)
Fireworks' Vector Drawing Capabilities
116(3)
Grouping Objects to Boost Productivity
118(1)
Building Vector Graphics
119(3)
Combining Multiple Shapes
119(1)
Importing and Exporting Vector Illustrations
120(2)
Precise Sizing and Positioning with the Info Panel
122(1)
Working with Color, Masks, and Effects
122(13)
Applying Color with the Fill Panel
122(5)
Using the Stroke Pandl
127(3)
Applying Masks, Effects, and Filters
130(5)
Online How-To: Building a CD Illustration
135(5)
Fireworks in the Real World: Illustrating with Fireworks
140(5)
Working with Bitmap Graphics
145(22)
Fireworks' Bitmap Drawing and Editing Capabilities
146(1)
Working with Imported Bitmap Graphics
147(10)
Resizing, Rotating, and Distorting Bitmaps
149(1)
Cropping a Bitmap Object
150(1)
Erasing and Deleting Parts of a Bitmap
150(2)
Feathering an Image's Edges
152(1)
Adjusting Color Balance and Colorizing Images
153(2)
Applying Filter Effects
155(1)
Using a Bitmap Image as a Mask
155(2)
Working with Selections
157(5)
Modifying Selections
158(1)
Preserving Transparency
159(3)
Exporting Photoshop Layered Files from Fireworks
162(1)
Online How-To: Creating a Textured Packaging Design
162(5)
Optimizing Web Graphics
167(22)
Authoring vs. Exported Web Graphics
168(1)
Understanding File Optimization
168(6)
Resolution
169(1)
Color Depth, Indexed Color, and Dithering
170(1)
Lossy vs. Lossless Compression
171(1)
The Web Safe Palette
172(1)
The Appropriate File Type
173(1)
Optimizing and Exporting Graphics
174(10)
Coordinating the Optimize Panel with the Preview Tab
175(2)
Using the Optimize Panel
177(7)
Working with Macintosh/Windows Gamma Settings
184(1)
Online How-To: Exporting a Banner
184(5)
Prepare Your Workspace for Optimization
184(1)
Optimize the Image: General Directions
185(1)
Optimize the Image: Fine-Tuning
186(3)
Optimization: Beyond the Basics
189(28)
Using the Export Wizard
190(2)
Using the Export Preview
192(13)
Limitations of the Export Preview
193(1)
Understanding the Export Preview Interface
193(1)
Working with the Main Window
193(2)
Working with the Tabbed Panes
195(1)
Working with the Options Tab
195(7)
Working with the File Tab
202(2)
Working with the Animation Tab
204(1)
Slicing Graphics for Optimization
205(4)
Export Default vs. Slice Optimization
206(1)
Optimizing---By the Slice
207(1)
Exporting Individual Slices
208(1)
Using Selective JPEG Compression
209(4)
Creating and Optimizing Masks for JPEG Compression
210(1)
Techniques for Selecting the Right Area
210(3)
Exporting a Transparent GIF
213(4)
Creating a Transparent GIF in Fireworks
213(2)
Setting Up HTML to Use a Transparent GIF
215(2)
Animating with Fireworks
217(26)
Frame-by-Frame Animation
218(9)
Using the Frames Panel
218(7)
Previewing Your Animation
225(1)
Setting Background Imagery
226(1)
Symbols and Instances
227(5)
Twening Instances
228(2)
The Symbol Library
230(2)
Live Animation Effects
232(3)
The Animation Settings Window
233(1)
Adjusting an Animated Symbol in the Workspace
234(1)
Exporting Animation
235(5)
Exporting a Document as an Animation
235(1)
Exporting a Region of a Document as an Animation
236(2)
Excluding Specific Frames from Export
238(2)
Online How-To: Building an Animated Ad Banner
240(3)
Flash Integration
243(26)
What Is Flash?
244(3)
Know Your Plug-In: Shockwave, Flash, and SVG
245(1)
Fireworks and Flash
246(1)
From Fireworks to Flash
247(9)
Moving Basic Assets to Flash
247(4)
Moving Advanced Assets to Flash
251(5)
From Flash to Fireworks: Creating Animated GIFs
256(3)
Online How-To: Replicating Fireworks Disjoint Rollovers in Flash
259(10)
Creating the Source Quiz in Fireworks
260(2)
Transferring the Assets to Flash Objects
262(2)
Replicating the Functionality in Flash
264(5)
Part III Building and Exporting Interactive Web Pages 269(120)
Building Interactive Pages
271(30)
Fireworks Web Objects
272(6)
The Web Layer
273(1)
Slicing Your Document
273(3)
Creating Hotspots
276(2)
Adding and Managing Links
278(2)
Adding Links in the Object Panel
278(1)
Using the URL Manager
279(1)
Adding JavaScript Behaviors
280(11)
Preparing Frames for Rollover Buttons
281(1)
Assigning Behaviors
282(9)
Creating Button Symbols
291(4)
Fireworks in the Real World: Building Custom Pop-Up Menus
295(6)
Enter Pop-Up Menus
295(1)
Creating the Pop-Up Menu for Hot Sauce Zone
295(3)
Editing the Code to Enhance the Menus
298(3)
From Fireworks to HTML and Beyond
301(26)
Understanding Fireworks HTML
302(2)
Deconstructing Fireworks HTML
302(2)
Exporting Fireworks HTML
304(5)
Foreworks HTML Export Options
304(5)
Importing Fireworks HTML into GUI-Based HTML Editors
309(2)
Dreamweaver
309(1)
GoLive 5 and FrontPage 2000
310(1)
Power User Strategies for Importing and Using Fireworks HTML
311(9)
Power Slicing: Design Tricks for Optimal Fireworks HTML
312(3)
Strategies for Exporting Complex Elements
315(5)
Summary of Fireworks to HTML Strategies
320(1)
Online How-To: Using Slice Along Guides to Create Entire HTML Pages
320(7)
Get Your Bearings
321(6)
Fireworks and Dreamweaver Integration
327(32)
Dreamweaver and Fireworks Integration Overview
328(4)
Kinds of Integration
328(1)
Understanding What Makes Integration Work
329(3)
Basic Integration Techniques
332(4)
Importing Fireworks HTML
332(1)
Optimizing an Image Placed in Dreamweaver
333(1)
Editing Fireworks Graphics with Launch and Edit
334(2)
Modifying Tables and Other Complex Fireworks Elements
336(7)
Fireworks-to-Dreamweaver Solutions
337(4)
Within-Dreamweaver Solutions
341(2)
Advanced Integration Topics
343(4)
Web Photo Albums
344(2)
From Fireworks to Dreamweaver DHTML, Using CSS Layers
346(1)
Online How-To: Creating a DHTML Drag-and-Drop Puzzle
347(7)
Moving Over to Dreamweaver
349(5)
Fireworks in the Real World: Using Fireworks to Build a Front-End for Database-Driven Sites
354(5)
Why Use Server-Side Code?
354(1)
Case Study: An Intranet Application
354(4)
Conclusion
358(1)
Automating and Extending Fireworks
359(30)
What Does ``Automating and Extending Fireworks'' Mean?
361(1)
Introducing Automation
361(1)
Introducing Commands and Extensibility
361(1)
Automating Fireworks
362(6)
Find and Replace
362(1)
Using Batch Processing
363(5)
Taking Command of Fireworks
368(3)
Learning How to Learn Command Scripts: A Strategy Guide
368(2)
Interpreting Dot Syntax
370(1)
Tutorial: Creating Command Scripts in Fireworks
371(15)
Introduction
371(1)
Command Script Basics
372(1)
What Can I Do with Commands?
372(1)
The History Panel and Creating Commands
373(2)
Limitations of the History Panel
375(2)
Manually Editing Command Scripts
377(3)
Writing Scripts from Scratch
380(4)
Assigning Commands to Shortcut Keys
384(1)
Renaming, Deleting, and Organizing Commands
385(1)
About the Tutorialist
386(1)
Where to Go from Here
386(3)
Index 389

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