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I consider myself very knowledgeable with Ps, and to an extent with Illustrator. I keep reading all these wonderful things about Fireworks for Web Design. I have the demo on my computer, except I didn't install it, yet. What is your opinion on it ? What attracts me the most is creating nice vector art, faster then in Illustrator. If you are not aware, Illustrator is a resource hog, and can crash at a moments notice, for some graphic work, I'd use Illustrator, although it appears that Fireworks can do quite a bit, maybe a viable replacement for Illustrator ?

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Oh *bleep*

If you simply want to develop svg images or wire frame displays, use whatever application with which you're comfortable. You might want to consider Inkscape, though. For one thing, it's fully standards compliant. For another, it's free and open source; plus, my graphics designer says it's a step above Illustrator. I don't think she's used Fireworks in ages.

If, though, you're thinking in terms of code generation, forget it. There is no such application that generates what I'd consider good code, either html markup or css. There are some that are less bad than others, but none are good.

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gary.turner wrote: If you

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If you simply want to develop svg images or wire frame displays, use whatever application with which you're comfortable. You might want to consider Inkscape, though. For one thing, it's fully standards compliant. For another, it's free and open source; plus, my graphics designer says it's a step above Illustrator. I don't think she's used Fireworks in ages.

If, though, you're thinking in terms of code generation, forget it. There is no such application that generates what I'd consider good code, either html markup or css. There are some that are less bad than others, but none are good.

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I mean is it, worthwhile to learn Fireworks, what are you opinions on it ?

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Quote: I mean is it,

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I mean is it, worthwhile to learn Fireworks, what are you opinions on it ?

How can I answer that? You haven't said what you want it for. If it's for web development, I'd say no it's not. If you have a need for svg images, then it may be, but if you already have Illustrator, what's wrong with it that you want to change?

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I've used Fireworks since version 1 and it's a good, solid tool. It creates better web-ready graphics than Photoshop. It doesn't have all the same bells and whistles in terms of effects etc that Ps does, but you can always create your graphics in Ps if you're comfortable with it, then open the PSD in Fireworks to export it.

If you're creating multi-page mock-ups in it, then it has a master pages feature, and you can also create symbols which when edited will update the instance wherever they're used throughout a document.

But like Gary says, it kinda depends on what you want to do with it. Don't use it for creating code.

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Tyssen wrote: I've used

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I've used Fireworks since version 1 and it's a good, solid tool. It creates better web-ready graphics than Photoshop. It doesn't have all the same bells and whistles in terms of effects etc that Ps does, but you can always create your graphics in Ps if you're comfortable with it, then open the PSD in Fireworks to export it.

If you're creating multi-page mock-ups in it, then it has a master pages feature, and you can also create symbols which when edited will update the instance wherever they're used throughout a document.

But like Gary says, it kinda depends on what you want to do with it. Don't use it for creating code.

I never had any intention to use it to create code Smile I know Illustrator and Ps very well. I can create graphics for the web in Illustrator and Ps, but Ps is not very good at web graphics, and creating vector graphics in illustrator is somewhat slow, although good for illustrations. I want to know from a Fireworks user, if it's faster and more intuitive to create vector art in fireworks ?

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That's good question that I

That's good question that I would like to know as well!

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You may also read about Adobe

You may also read about Adobe Photoshop. This will also helpful in web designing.