Is the anyway to create a scrollable text box in Fireworks that can be exported to the web? I've searched and havent been able to find anything. I'm trying to export directly from fireworks and aviod going through Dreamweaver, and Html is prefered. Im using CS3 if that makes any difference.
Also, is there anyway to export from fireworks and tell it to automatically center the site? IE if I have a 1024p wide site and its viewed on a 1920 wide computer, right now when its exported it left justifies.
1) You're really pushing FW into an area that it doesn't belong. It is
a graphics and rapid prototyping app, not a web page creation app.
That's exactly what Dreamweaver is for. It's like saying, can I create
and edit images ion Dreamweaver? The apps have their areas of
speciality. That said, you could muddle it together by using an html
slice and coding an iframe within the slice, but that's probably less
user friendly that doing it properly in DW with CSS.
2) If you choose to export as CSS and Images, you have the option to
center the design. Again though, you will have far more control and
more professional results if your pages are coded properly using an
HTML editing application.
But what about the tutorial you did for Lynda.com where you inserted the google map within an i-frame? I am in a similar situation where I am trying to just insert a scrolling text box within my layout done within FWCS4 using similar layout. Just simple scrolling text box that's it.
I see what you are saying though. DW is the true HTML dev tool but I'm just having too much damn fun in FW and don't want to leave. :]
That was done with HTML markup in an HTML slice. The actual map was not inserted into Fireworks, just the markup. Basically, it was reverse engineered.
You can get more details on this by checking out David Hogue's tutorials on Lynda.com. He's the person I borrowed the idea from in the first place.
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