Export Flash demos/ presentations from Fireworks with ease!

Viktor’s latest extension for Fireworks CS3 called Demo current document allows you to export all the pages in your Fireworks document as an inteligent package to upload to the server or present locally. Why do I like this method so much you ask? To name a few:

  • Export a web ready click-thru Flash demo without any knowledge of Flash or Flex
  • Quickly present your project locally or upload to a server for an online presentation
  • Easily update the presentation via XML. No need to re-export the presentation unless you’d prefer the extension to re-write the XML for you.
  • Access the source FLAs for the extension and customize the presentation to your liking.

I currently use this extension internally for giving presentations. My screen resolution is set to 1280x1024px so I build out my presentations at 1280x1024px most of the time and view the presentation in Full screen mode. This personally helps me demo new workflows in Fireworks. Nothing beats prototyping Fireworks in Fireworks! 🙂

Thanks Viktor!

2 Responses to Export Flash demos/ presentations from Fireworks with ease!

  1. Christian Baptiste says:

    Demo Current Document is a god send. I use this thing several times a day to present my mock ups.
    With something so cool and so helpful I hate to complain,,, so I will try to phrase these as a 2.0 wish list.
    First – Currently some of my demos don’t display the full size of my documents (especially when they are very tall), it would be nice if it displayed the height exactly the same as the document.
    Second – I rather than naming the default htm file as demo-player.htm it would be nice to be able to set the default name or make it index.html by default.
    Third – The play head tends to confuse a lot of people. Maybe place the play/pause button first – then add some space and then offer the next|back|first frame|last frame buttons.
    Again,,, I really don’t want to sound unappreciative, this extension has save me literally hours of work. This is by far on the top of my list for Fireworks extensions.
    Christian

  2. joel fisher says:

    This is SO useful. Nice job and definitely welcomed.