> Hello Folks,
> Quick question:
> Is it a bad idea to use Fireworks CS4 layouts ( exported as CSS ) to design
> complete web sites?
> Are there any display layout issues with any of these browsers: IE6, IE7, IE8,
> Safari, or Firefox?
> Will the layouts be standard compliant?
> How good is the CSS code generated by Fireworks CS4?
Fireworks CSS export can be helpful, but it does not negate the need to
understand CSS and HTML. It will definitely not be the answer for
everyone, especially if you are building complex designs.
I would suggest you read the following articles on Adobe's site and
decide if this option will fit your workflow.
Jim Babbage - .:Community MX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:.
.:Adobe Community Expert for Fireworks:.
Thank you for the responses. Very helpful!
IMHO, using FW to generate complete web pages with CSS layout, etc., is best for people who will then work on it graphically in an editor such as Dreamweaver and who do not intend to work at the "code" level. Like any automatic code generator, the code it generates can be a lot more complex than it needs to be and would elicit "what the heck?" comments from an experienced web coder. But for prototyping or sites that can be kept fairly simple, it works surprisingly well.
I agree. The markup would probably be questionable at best. However, if you were to use this methed and subsequently analyze the site with the w3c markup validation service -- choosing "Clean up Markup with HTML Tidy" in the "more options" tab, then you could render a better CSS markup for the site and the problem would be solved. I've found this method of cleaning up code to be very successful.