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Fireworks 8 Basics

Fireworks 8 Basics

This article is based on content from Exploring Studio 8, which gives an overview of Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Contribute, and FlashPaper; introduces conceptual information about web application development; and shows you how to build a simple but functional website through a series of tutorials.

Macromedia Studio 8 offers an integrated workspace that allows for seamless transition between each product: Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Contribute, and FlashPaper. You will find that panels, menus, selection icons, and other user interface elements are similar across products and are easy to use. The consistent and familiar workspace helps you increase productivity while decreasing the amount of time you need to spend learning a new product.

To get the most out of your Fireworks experience, you should understand the basic elements of the Fireworks workspace. This article gives you an overview of Fireworks files and introduces you to the most important and commonly used workspace elements.

Note: References throughout this article to Using Fireworks refer to accessing the documentation in the Help system. For example, you can select Help > Using Fireworks or press F1. Other cross-references refer to subsections within the article.


To complete this article you will need to install the following software:

Fireworks 8