Sandee Cohen's Visual QuickStart Guide for Fireworks 3 made it remarkably easy for web designers at all levels to leverage Fireworks' full power. Don't take our word for it: More than 50,000 designers bought the book, making it one of the most popular in Peachpit's enormously successful series.
Well, there's a new version of Fireworks, and a new version of this excellent book. Sandee Cohen adds extensive new coverage, starting with Fireworks' new interface (now compatible with Flash and Dreamweaver). In Fireworks 4, Macromedia's worked hard to make complex tasks like rollovers more accessible -- in fact, you can now create complex rollovers by drag-and-drop. Cohen's step-by-step instructions (and scads of screen shots) make these tasks even more accessible.
You'll find new coverage of scripting Fireworks, and of the nifty new Batch Processing Wizard, which makes it easier to process many files at once. Cohen covers "live animation," which makes it easier to work with multiple-frame animations; "live effects" such as drop shadows; exporting graphics to Director for use in Shockwave, and a whole lot more.
It's hard to see how anyone could make Fireworks much simpler than this. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.