June 17, 2013

Fireworks CS6 update 12.0.1 is live

Adobe Fireworks CS6 patch (12.0.1) has been made live with platform compatibility, stability, usability along with performance improvements. You can download the patch manually from Adobe Fireworks Support Center or go to Help-updates menu item from Adobe Fireworks CS6 application

The following bug fixes have been included in the patch:

  1. Mac 10.8: Exporting from Image Preview dialog shows error “Could not save the file. File not found.”
  2. On Win 8 German build, invoking File Info dialog was quitting Adobe Fireworks CS6.
  3. A couple of crashes in importing and saving PSD workflows have been fixed.


  1. Selection Tool was leaving a ghost trail on canvas.
  2. Better anti-alias for small size rounded corner to make it look more close to Photoshop rendering.
  3. Kerning and leading controls in Properties panel stopped working after a combination of specific and global leading values have been applied to a Text object.
  4. Text color generates incorrect value in CSS Properties panel when the live filter applied on the object is disabled.
  5. Incorrect gradient angles are generated in CSS Properties panel when the object is rotated by 90degrees in Clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.
  6. Linear/Radial Gradient properties are updated in CSS Properties panel.
  7. Rounded rectangle autoshape with box shadow without stroke doesn’t list the CSS property for box shadow.
  8. Focus issue and formatting of the generated code have been improved.
  9. Win Only: In specific scenarios, “No fill” cannot be applied to text from Properties panel when previously applied fill is gradient/pattern.
  10. Edge and texture styles cannot be applied to a text object simultaneously.
  11. One of the classes in the Exported CSS has incorrect class setting in the exported jQuery Mobile Theme.


  1. Fireworks document containing button symbols on Master page takes a long time to open.
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May 6, 2013

The future of Adobe Fireworks

Today at the MAX conference we announced the latest generation of our creative tools now known as CC including Photoshop CC, Dreamweaver CC, Flash Professional CC, Edge Animate CC, and many others. As you may have noticed this announcement did not include updates to Fireworks CS6.

Over the last couple of years, there has been an increasing amount of overlap in the functionality between Fireworks and both existing and new programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Edge Reflow. At the same time we have shifted to focus our engineering teams on building smaller, more modular, tools and services for specific tasks in web design. Due to this overlap and as well as our change in our product development focus, we have decided not to update Fireworks to CC and instead will focus on developing new tools to meet our customers needs.

While we are not planning further feature development for Fireworks, we will continue to sell Fireworks CS6 as well as make it available as part of the Creative Cloud. We will provide security updates as necessary and may provide bug fixes. We plan to update Fireworks to support the next major releases of both Mac OS X and Windows. As more specific details on the next version of Windows and Mac OS X are made available, we may adjust these plans.

We understand that Fireworks has one of the most passionate communities on the web, and that this change will be difficult to accept. Our goal in refocusing our development efforts is to build a new-generation of task focused tools that enable our customers to create great web content.

The Web Platform and Authoring team

Updated Q&A, Wednesday October 1, 2014

We appreciate all the comments following the announcement about the future of Fireworks and would like to answer a few of the common questions that are emerging:

Does Adobe care about Fireworks customers?

Absolutely – we understand that web designers love Fireworks  for it’s unique approach to page-based, stateful interaction design and rapid prototyping, and that it is an essential part of the web design process.

Why isn’t Fireworks being developed further?

Designing for the screen today is incredibly different to designing for the screen in 1998. As we considered adding new capabilities to Fireworks, we came to the conclusion that creating new, task-focused tools would better enable us to meet the future needs of web designers and developers.

What new tools is Adobe proposing to create for web design?

Adobe has embarked on creating a new collection of tools and services aimed at addressing the needs of today’s web designer – we’ve started with focusing on responsive layout, web animation and HTML, CSS and JavaScript code editing and are delivering new Edge tools to address these use cases. We are actively working on next-generation solutions for screen design and prototyping that we hope our existing Fireworks customers will love.

The show of support for Fireworks from the community has reaffirmed our belief that Adobe should continue to deliver dedicated tools for web designers – what follows Fireworks CS6 will be an revolutionary leap, designed from the ground up with the needs of the modern web designer front and center. To do this we need your help. We’d love to hear about how you work, what challenges you face, where you experience the most pain in your day to day design processes.

If you’d like to join us in the process of creating these new tools then please sign-up here.

Will Fireworks continue to be available?

Yes, Fireworks CS6 will continue to be available as part of a Creative Cloud membership.

Should I continue to use Fireworks?

Yes, if Fireworks CS6 is part of your current workflow then there is no reason to make any changes to your use of the product.

The Fireworks forum will continue to be available to CS6 users. For issues other than those related to product ownership, please post your questions on the Fireworks forum.

Is Adobe really going to fix any of the existing bugs in Fireworks?

Adobe released an update for Fireworks CS6 in mid-2013 that addressed over 25 outstanding issues, including the “File not found” issue on Mac OS 10.8 often experienced when exporting from the Image Preview dialog.

Is Adobe proposing that existing Fireworks customers switch to Photoshop?

Photoshop is a major part of the design process, but we know that Fireworks offers something unique that has made it an essential part of the web designer’s toolkit. While Photoshop is continuing to add features and workflows to support web designers, whether or not it is a good replacement for Fireworks will depend on individual needs and preferences.

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August 22, 2012

Workaround for Illustrator file open and import issue in Fireworks CS6

Some of the Fireworks CS6 users are facing compatibility issues with Illustrator on Windows 7 platform.Opening or importing Illustrator files would throw Internal error.Issue seems to be due to incompatiblity with the Apple quick time application  present in the machine.As a workaround for this issue , users can uninstall and reinstall Apple Quick time application  and then import or open Illustrator files in Fireworks CS6.

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February 2, 2012

Using the generated CSS and Sprites in a jQuery HTML page

In earlier posts, we learnt how to export all swatches and sprites, and export individual swatches/sprites. In this post, we’ll link an entire jQuery CSS along with sprites and link individual swatches to a mobile website.

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January 24, 2012

Generating jQuery CSS and Sprites

In this post let’s generate the jQuery CSS and sprites from the skinned jQuery templates. There are two options available to export the required assets.

  • Export both CSS and sprites at one go.
  • Export Sprites or individual swatch CSS.

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January 20, 2012

Preview the modified jQuery mobile template

Preview your design in a browser before finalizing a design. Individual themes can be previewed in the jQuery mobile theme preview panel. All the swatches created in the template can be previewed at one go using the option to preview in a browser.

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January 11, 2012

Creating a jQuery theme template

The jQuery Mobile theme Skinning feature in Fireworks includes a template with default sprite images and a set of swatches. This extension lets you modify default sprites and swatches in the template. You can create additional swatches by duplicating an existing page and customizing it. The swatch name is inherited from the page name in the exported CSS.

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January 3, 2012

jQuery Mobile Theme Skinning

This blog is the first in series of five blogs dedicated to “jQuery Mobile Theme Skinning”, a new feature in Fireworks CS5 that is part of the CSS3 Mobile Pack extension.

  1. Introduction to jQuery Mobile Theme Skinning extension and jQuery Mobile framework
  2. Creating a new jQuery template
  3. Previewing the jQuery Mobile design
  4. Exporting the design to CSS
  5. Creating a jQuery Mobile webpage in Dreamweaver and using the exported CSS file in the new web page

jQuery Mobile Theme Skinning

The jQuery mobile theme skinning is part of the CSS3 Mobile Pack extension for Fireworks. This extension enables you to create or update the theme of a jQuery Mobile website using Fireworks.

In Fireworks, a template with all the modifiable design aspects for jQuery Mobile is provided. After modifying the themes present in the template, you can preview the look and feel of the themes using an in-app preview or a browser, and export the corresponding CSS code along with the sprite assets.

Continue reading…

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October 20, 2011

CSS3 Mobile Pack

At AdobeMAX 2011 Keynote, Fireworks CSS3 Mobile Pack is announced.

This mobile pack contains following feature.

  • CSS Properties panel
    – Extract your design comp to CSS code
  •  jQuery Mobile theme skinnig feature
    – Creative your owm jQuey swatch, include custom icons, or modify default theme

Video: Using CSS3 Mobile Pack

You can download this extension from Adobe Labs


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June 15, 2011

Fireworks 11.0.1 Dot Release for Fireworks CS5.0 customer is out!

Fireworks 11.0.1 Dot Release for Fireworks CS5.0 customer is out!


More Bug fixes and stabilize application. Use AAM(Adobe Application Manager) or download from here.



You can find the detail of bug fixes on the older post.




Fireworks Team

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