For expert, Macromedia-certified training on how to use Macromedia Fireworks MX to create Web pages, you'll want to head straight to the source. Macromedia Fireworks MX: Training from the Source includes 12 lessons and 16 hours of instruction designed to show you, step-by-step, how to create a Web site in Macromedia Fireworks MX. Over the course of the book, you'll build several pages and then export them as HTML files that you can open and edit in Dreamweaver MX. Along the way, you'll learn how to use the bitmap tools in Fireworks to edit an image, create buttons with rollovers and use effects for realistic-looking buttons, optimize and export images, use masking techniques for isolating portions of an image, add pop-up menus, and use Dreamweaver MX to add text to your exported HTML pages. The book also comes with a CD-ROM that includes all of the media files necessary for you to create sophisticated, professional-level projects, plus completed files for you to compare with your own results.
About the Author
Patti Schulze is the founder and president of Digital Training & Designs (www.digitrain.com), a Macromedia, Apple, Quark, and Adobe Authorized Training Center in Dallas, Texas. Patti has created many Web sites: from recommending the hardware, installing the software, and developing databases and e-commerce functionality, to designing the graphics and coding the HTML. She speaks at Web conferences on topics such as Designing with Dreamweaver and Creating User Interactivity. She is the author of Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 Fireworks 4 Studio: Training from the Source, also from Macromedia Press. Patti is an avid cyclist, participating in both road and mountain biking events. Recently she completed a 55-mile cross-country mountain bike ride in Moab, Utah and a 113-mile ride in Tucson, Arizona.