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Based on the design of the Habitat for Humanity International Partners Web site,this professional how-to guide follows the entire workflow of an internationally renowned team of designers as they build a high profile,real-world site. Learn the technical and collaborative strategies used by the pros—starting at the beginning and examining each step of the process. The use of JavaScript Command Scripts as a...

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Overview

Gain the "expert edge" with this guide written by designers,for designers!

Based on the design of the Habitat for Humanity International Partners Web site,this professional how-to guide follows the entire workflow of an internationally renowned team of designers as they build a high profile,real-world site. Learn the technical and collaborative strategies used by the pros—starting at the beginning and examining each step of the process. The use of JavaScript Command Scripts as a powerful creativity-enhancing tool is explained with clear,easy-to-follow examples that even non-programmers can understand.

In the pages of this expert-level instructional guide,readers will discover the power and flexibility of Fireworks-the only illustration tool you need for web design! They'll also examine the latest features of the software,including pop-up menus,selective JPEG compression,batch processing,and more. By the end of the book,readers will know how to integrate Fireworks seamlessly with Flash,Dreamweaver,HTML,and DHTML,and they'll see how Fireworks facilitates working in groups. Best of all,readers will learn with concrete examples based on real-world projects.

Free with the purchase of this book are more than 12 hours of interactive online training-a $100 value-at eHandsOn.com,the fastest and most complete way to master advanced Fireworks techniques. The online training linked to this book includes full-screen audio/video demonstrations,self-paced tutorials,and reusable source code!

Fireworks 4 Expert Edge is written by working professionals who know how to communicate clearly and effectively. Jeffrey Bardzell,co-founder of Flash-Guru and allecto. net,is amultimediainstructional developer for Indiana University. His publications and presentations include such diverse topics as Flash,e-learning,and education policy. Lisa Lopuck is the founder of eHandsOn,an online learning company that connects students to design experts. She is a best-selling author,and has managed Web development for clients including Microsoft,Sony,Fox,and National Geographic.



Gain the Expert Edge—An Inside Look at Professional Design!

Using the redesign of the Habitat for Humanity International Partners Web site,this professional how-to guide follows the entire workflow of an internationally renowned team of designers as they build a high-profile,real-world site. Learn the technical and collaborative strategies used by the pros—starting at the beginning and examining each step of the process. Included with the purchase of this book are more than 12 hours of interactive online training—a $100 value—at eHandsOn.com. Featuring multimedia demonstrations,tutorials,and source code,the online training—which supports lessons from Fireworks 4 Expert Edge—provides the fastest,most complete way to master advanced Fireworks techniques.

A Professional Perspective

  • Discover the power and flexibility of Fireworks—the only illustration tool you need for Web design
  • Examine the latest features,including pop-up menus,selective JPEG compression,batch processing,and more
  • Learn with concrete examples from real-world projects
  • Use JavaScript commands as a powerful creativity-enhancing tool
  • Recreate graphic images with imported Photoshop layers,vector tools,custom color palettes,and more
  • Integrate Fireworks with Flash,Dreamweaver,HTML,and DHTML
  • See examples and ideas in 16-page,full-color insert
  • Master advanced techniques with help from 12 hours of free online training
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072131468
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Publication date: 7/16/2001
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 8.03 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Setting the Foundation 1
Ch. 1 Fireworks' Place in the Web Design Workflow 3
Ch. 2 Designing from Scratch 25
Ch. 3 Collaborative Workflow 51
Pt. II Designing Web Graphics 83
Ch. 4 Strategies for Building a Complete Web Page 85
Ch. 5 Building Vector Graphics 115
Ch. 6 Working with Bitmap Graphics 145
Ch. 7 Optimizing Web Graphics 167
Ch. 8 Optimization: Beyond the Basics 189
Ch. 9 Animating with Fireworks 217
Ch. 10 Flash Integration 243
Pt. III Building and Exporting Interactive Web Pages 269
Ch. 11 Building Interactive Pages 271
Ch. 12 From Fireworks to HTML and Beyond 301
Ch. 13 Fireworks and Dreamweaver Integration 327
Ch. 14 Automating and Extending Fireworks 359
Index 389
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