by Bruce Bowman


July 10, 2009

Adobe MAX is now open for Registration, and will be held in Los Angeles, California USA from Oct 4-7, 2009.
I wanted to tell you about a few Fireworks sessions that we’re planning to hold at MAX with some powerhouse speakers:
SESSION: From Sketch to Click-Through HTML Prototype with Fireworks
Learn a straightforward process for developing prototypes. Starting with a whiteboard sketch, learn how Fireworks can take a design from concept to wireframe. Then create a functional, click-through prototype from the wireframes to simulate the online experience. (w/ David Hogue)
SESSION: Repurpose Assets to Mock Up a Standards-Based Website with Fireworks
Learn to leverage existing Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator assets in Fireworks to mock up web pages or complete websites. Optimize images for the web and export a design as CSS. This session is for print designers who want to take their design skills to the web. (w/ Jim Babbage)
Bring Your Own Laptop LAB: Efficient Web Design Using Adobe Fireworks
Learn the techniques employed by advanced Fireworks users to quickly design and mock up web pages or complete websites. This hands-on lab is presented by Jim Babbage, author of “Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques” and “Adobe Fireworks CS4 Classroom in a Book.” (w/ Jim Babbage)
Bring Your Own Laptop LAB: How to Visually Design and Prototype Websites
Learn how to plan a web page structure and think deliberately about the design and layout of the content. This lab will teach you how to use Fireworks to plan, organize, and visually design web pages that can be exported as CSS and HTML for your developer. You’ll be able to define the design of your site in much more detail, and the fidelity of your work will be maintained once you hand it off to your developer. (w/ David Hogue)

    Key links and facts about MAX 2009:
  • MAX homepage:
  • MAX will run from Oct. 4-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center
  • Register before Aug. 31, 2009 to qualify for the early bird discount.
  • MAX 2009 will feature keynotes from Shantanu Narayen and Kevin Lynch and other industry luminaries (which will be announced later in the summer), as well as technology sneak-peeks, technical sessions, hands-on labs and exhibits
  • MAX 2009 offers three tracks of more than 200 sessions and 100 hands-on labs.

      Back by popular demand:
    • BYOL (bring your own laptop) labs — deep dives into using Adobe software
    • Unconference discussions — attendee-driven presentations
    • RussellBrown@MAX — Photoshop Master Class, LiveCycle@MAX

We hope to see you there!

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  • By AG - 4:39 AM on July 22, 2009  

    Please stop fireworks opening every image full screen (Even if its like 20x20px) when you turn off the tabbed interface.
    PLEASE! its driving me mental having to hunt that 2 pixel resize handle (seen as you ditched OS standard resizing) every time I open an image, I’m having to hunt those pixels hundreds of times a day sometimes.