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Wow, this has been up for six hours and nobody has a clue? Or am I just asking to stupid a question? I'm new here guys, I have NO clue what I am doing, which is why I am coming to the experts. I need help, and I was always taught the only stupid question is the one not asked. Oh well.......
You posted in the middle of the morning (my time zone) and I don't check the forums till evening when I am off work. Many of the experts on this forum don't come here on a daily basis, so expecting an answer in only six hours is unreasonable.
Now. What you want is a template for your pages. The best tool for building this is an HTML editor, such as Dreamweaver. You can use Fireworks to create the graphics for the buttons, but building code should be done in an environment that is designed for that.
If, indeed, you have no clue what you are doing, then you should first learn HTML. Here's my list of resources:
Here's a book I like:
HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition (Visual Quickstart Guide) by Elizabeth Castro
It covers everything in small chunks and is light enough to carry around and read.
HTML Code Tutorial
This one has a friendly tone, although it has lots of ads: Page Tutor
The CSS Tutorial
Also, check out the site recommendations by Silkrooster here:
A question about using Fireworks to build a website
For your specific question, you can set up a nav bar, by putting text objects on a background (or backgrounds (as the case may be). Pull out guide lines and use the slice tool (see Fireworks help)
to set up the images to be exported. Then, build your page templage in an HTML editor, referencing the images you produced in Fireworks.
Sorry, didn't mean to sound like an ***. I am new to the Adobe Suite of products, not programming per se. Thank you for the links, it is the Fireowrks I am having trouble with. The HTML I think I can handle, it is the graphic side of it I am not used to dealing with.
Is your intention to create a prototype? May sound like a silly question but I've seen quite a few people using Fireworks to build an actual site which isn't what it's designed to do.