4 Replies Latest reply on May 11, 2007 8:10 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Creating site with ónly Fireworks

    Piet353454
      Hello,

      I've been wondering about this for a while, so I thought let's ask the question here:
      After having created the graphics for my simple website in Fireworks I export the file(s) in "HTML and Images" format.
      After that, in the HTML files, I add plain text (content) and additional code (i.e. for my hitcounter) using a HTML editor (notepad).
      BUT what's really a pain, is that every time after having changed something in the graphics in Fireworks and exported the files again, I have to copy/paste áll the additional text-content and code I added in the previous HTML files into the new HTML files. It seems like I am doing a silly job here copying code, there must be a better way doing that.

      So this gives me the following questions:
      How can I update the graphics using Fireworks without having to copy/paste text into the new HTML file after exporting?
      How do you guys deal with the above mentioned problem?
      Is there a way to add plain text with scrollbars (+ code for my hitcounter) using Fireworks? If so, what is that object called in Fireworks? This would prevent me from having to use another extra tool for the development.

      Thanks in advance!
        • 1. Re: Creating site with ?nly Fireworks
          Level 7
          I don't use FW to create HTML. I use it for graphics. Typically I slice
          the image(s) and export the slices.

          Maybe exporting the images could be your solution.

          Piet353454 wrote:
          > Hello,
          >
          > I've been wondering about this for a while, so I thought let's ask the
          > question here:
          > After having created the graphics for my simple website in Fireworks I export
          > the file(s) in "HTML and Images" format.
          > After that, in the HTML files, I add plain text (content) and additional code
          > (i.e. for my hitcounter) using a HTML editor (notepad).
          > BUT what's really a pain, is that every time after having changed something in
          > the graphics in Fireworks and exported the files again, I have to copy/paste
          > áll the additional text-content and code I added in the previous HTML files
          > into the new HTML files. It seems like I am doing a silly job here copying
          > code, there must be a better way doing that.
          >
          > So this gives me the following questions:
          > How can I update the graphics using Fireworks without having to copy/paste
          > text into the new HTML file after exporting?
          > How do you guys deal with the above mentioned problem?
          > Is there a way to add plain text with scrollbars (+ code for my hitcounter)
          > using Fireworks? If so, what is that object called in Fireworks? This would
          > prevent me from having to use another extra tool for the development.
          >
          > Thanks in advance!
          >
          >
          • 2. Re: Creating site with ?nly Fireworks
            Level 7
            Same here.
            Using Fireworks alone to produce a web page, although technically possible,
            is not what it was designed for and not considered to be a good idea.

            Peter
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            "Alex Mariño" <aSlexPmAar@mMt.net> wrote in message
            news:f21e3r$372$2@forums.macromedia.com...
            |I don't use FW to create HTML. I use it for graphics. Typically I slice
            | the image(s) and export the slices.
            |
            | Maybe exporting the images could be your solution.
            |
            | Piet353454 wrote:
            | > Hello,
            | >
            | > I've been wondering about this for a while, so I thought let's ask the
            | > question here:
            | > After having created the graphics for my simple website in Fireworks I
            export
            | > the file(s) in "HTML and Images" format.
            | > After that, in the HTML files, I add plain text (content) and
            additional code
            | > (i.e. for my hitcounter) using a HTML editor (notepad).
            | > BUT what's really a pain, is that every time after having changed
            something in
            | > the graphics in Fireworks and exported the files again, I have to
            copy/paste
            | > áll the additional text-content and code I added in the previous HTML
            files
            | > into the new HTML files. It seems like I am doing a silly job here
            copying
            | > code, there must be a better way doing that.
            | >
            | > So this gives me the following questions:
            | > How can I update the graphics using Fireworks without having to
            copy/paste
            | > text into the new HTML file after exporting?
            | > How do you guys deal with the above mentioned problem?
            | > Is there a way to add plain text with scrollbars (+ code for my
            hitcounter)
            | > using Fireworks? If so, what is that object called in Fireworks? This
            would
            | > prevent me from having to use another extra tool for the development.
            | >
            | > Thanks in advance!
            | >
            | >


            • 3. Re: Creating site with ?nly Fireworks
              Level 7
              PJR wrote:

              > Same here.
              > Using Fireworks alone to produce a web page, although technically possible,
              > is not what it was designed for and not considered to be a good idea.

              What they said. :-)

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              • 4. Re: Creating site with ?nly Fireworks
                Level 7
                Fireworks is not a web page creation tool. It is a web graphics
                creation tool. The html features are handy for prototyping and
                click-throughs, but much too limited for use as full web pages.

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                Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert - Fireworks** wrote:
                > PJR wrote:
                >
                >> Same here.
                >> Using Fireworks alone to produce a web page, although technically
                >> possible, is not what it was designed for and not considered to be a
                >> good idea.
                >
                > What they said. :-)
                >