Posts in Category "Production"

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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May 11, 2011

Math Resize Extension : Matt Stow

Math Resize Extension : Matt Stow

Matt Stow is a web and user interface designer who specialises in designing and developing accessible, standards-compliant websites. From conception to completion, Fireworks and Dreamweaver are his most important companions. Matt is a Fireworks evangelist and can often be found championing its abilities.

His recent invention is Math resize extension.

This extension allow user to resize an object as mathematically. I’s really useful to resize an object exact value without distortion. For example if you create rounded corner rectangle resize object via scale tool, the corner will be distorted. You need to use 9-slice scale tool to avoid problem or simply type exact value in PI W, H field. However, using this extension, it will help you to simple calculation to resize object.

Give it a try!


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April 28, 2011

Create Multiple Animated AD-Banners In A Breeze : – Learn from Professional

Create Multiple Animated AD-Banners In A Breeze

Mikko Vartio is web designer / web developer and one of the top Fireworks user. His web site provide great tips and techniques for Fireworks. GIF banner Ads is commonly used and could increase usage since iOS does not support one of Adobe’s technology.

By the way,  Fireworks rename Frame palette to States Panel in order to align same concept with Flex platform. However, you can still use State panel as exactly same way to create animated GIF. We can learn efficient way to create multiple size of Ad-banner from this tutorial.

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April 27, 2011

Export Text Command Panel Extension : 3 REVOLUTIONS

Export Text Command Panel Extension : 3 REVOLUTIONS

Mariano Ferrario creates new extension that enable to extract text from the Fireworks document to **.txt or **.cvs file.  This is simple but powerful tool enable to extract just text. It would be improve production workflow also, spec updating workflow. It works with 2bytes text too without problem.

You can access to the Panel from Window > Export Text after install this extension.

Also please check out previous Annotation Command Panel Extension. Using Adobe InDesign to spec writing and using Fireworks for wireframe and prototype will much productive with this tool.

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April 26, 2011

“9 Tooltip styles” : webportio – Learn from Professional

New contents : 9 Tooltip styles

Jiri Plistil creates awesome cutting edge graphics and let us download Fireworks Source file. Thus, you can learn from professional design how great web designer creates contents using Fireworks.

The design contents for Webportio is provided by

  • Dave Hogue
  • Henrik Juhl
  • Jiri Brezovsky
  • Jiri Plistil
  • Marek Levák
  • Mikko Vartio
  • Pavel Kout
  • Vitor Reis
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