Archive for September, 2010

PNG-8 export color palette issues?

Are you running into the issues with color palette not using all the 256 colors when exporting as PNG -8 file format?

If yes, can you share the Fireworks PNG source filesĀ  and the export settings?Share on Facebook

Opening psd files in Fireworks

Many designer and users of Fireworks report of getting psd files from their team members and agencies. I feel that the best way to open a psd file in Fireworks would be via the most flexible option which also needs you to understand the basic terminology of features used by designers of Ps to create the psd file.

This is due to the reason of non availability of features like Adjustment Layers, clipping masks and more. This should not limit the other objects which can be opened into Fireworks with full editing capabilities, like the shape layers are vectors within Fw which can allow for edit in fill, stroke and other filters applied to it.

The best way, I feel to use this flexibility is to “Custom Settings from Preferences” setting from the Open/Import dialog which is brought up while interacting with a psd file.

The preference settings of what is mapped from Ps to which feature in Fw is defined via the following preference screen option. You will have to try some options to get familiarity but I feel it is also the best option.Customize the settings and see which is best option to work with your psd files in Fireworks. There is an interesting preferences related to filter mapping as well.

NOTE: If anyone is willing to share a psd file, I could show up the results via different preference settings.Share on Facebook

Fireworks – Dreamweaver session in MAX 2010

A MAX session involving Fireworks and Dreamweaver has been announced where David Hogue will take you to convert the design into CSS and HTML as a preliminary page. There will some tips and tricks on the layouting aspect as well.

Dave is a great instructor who has posted articles on Adobe Developer Center for Fireworks.Share on Facebook

New look to ADC

The Developer Center at has got a new look and easier navigation system with better usability as well. The whole section has been moved to Day software’s CQ5 CMS.

Fireworks Dev Center can be reached here.

Craig has written a good article on what has been done highlighting some of the user comments which led to this change. The complete article can be read here.Share on Facebook