Archive for September, 2008

September 29, 2008

Adobe Fireworks CS4: 100 Essential Techniques!, go get it!

Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

Jim Babbage authored the Adobe Fireworks CS4, How-To Book (Part of the How-Tos series). This is really fantastic for educational and learning resources! Typically in the past Fireworks users have found tips and tutorials online since they are mostly web centric users.

Book Description:
Adobe Fireworks CS4 is back and better than ever. Completely revamped for inclusion in the Adobe Creative Suite, Fireworks is now positioned to be an integral part of Adobe’s Web workflow. Designed for manipulating images destined for the Web and developing rapid Web prototypes, Fireworks lets Web designers go from scribbled concept to online framework. Fireworks CS4 has been given new life, so new in fact that a whole new generation of Web designers needs to become acquainted with it. Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques gives users quick access to the key features and fundamental techniques to help them come up to speed in Adobe Fireworks CS4. Each technique is presented in a self-contained unit of one or two pages so users can dive in and start working right away, unencumbered by lengthy descriptions or technical detail. Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques will be one of the first books available on this software.

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September 23, 2008

Fireworks tutorials on Layers magazine!

Just came across the Layers magazine site redesign, looks great! Check out the new Fireworks section on their website.

Layers Magazine – Fireworks Tutorials

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New Fireworks CS4 videos on Adobe TV

Check out Adobe TV videos showing Fireworks CS4 from David Hogue where he demonstrates creating interactivity and rapid prototyping in Fireworks.

Rapid Prototyping
Learn how to conduct iterative and rapid prototyping in Fireworks CS4 using disjointed rollovers, effective use of symbols and exporting as HTML and images.

The Complete Design Process
See how Adobe design tools are used in the complete design process and how Fireworks CS4 and Photoshop CS4 work together to increase your team’s efficiency.

Information and Interaction Design
How David and team creates wireframes during the Information and Interaction Design Process.

Creating Interactive Prototypes
Learn how to add interactivity to wireframes in Fireworks CS4 by creating a navigation bar and using slices and hotspots.

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September 15, 2008

Big Day for Fireworks

Here’s the date we’ve all been waiting for!! Save some time on September 23rd to join Adobe for the announcement of Creative Suite 4. Hear Adobe executives and customers talk about some of the exciting new features of Fireworks CS4 and the entire Creative Suite. Register for the event here.


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