Grant has done it again…First, it was the XAML Exporter for Fireworks and now we have a fancy Gradient Transform panel to use for modifiying Gradients with extreme precision.
One of my favorite features is being able to expand the panel (illustrated above) as wide as you want and use the zoom in feature to manipulate the nodes with ease.
Be sure to give Grant a thank you and any feedback you think would help make the panel even better!
Here’s an excellent resource from Smashing Magazine that explains
53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without
Whatever app you like to use for design and layout for the web (ahem…Fireworks!) this will surely be helpful or at least confirm what you are already doing today with CSS and Images.
If you have have never used a Texture in Fireworks, then now is the time to do so. Fireworkszone has been very active lately with updating their Textures resource for Fireworks users and even offering some commerical Textures for a small fee..of course they provide a sample set for you to use before purchasing the entire collection.
Check out then entire FireworksZone Textures Section
I’ll also note their latest Texture pack is a refreshing change to the default diagonal/horizontal textures that come with Fireworks 8.