5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2008 9:19 AM by Artflux

    Fireworks Website

    hangingout
      I'm new to fireworks. Can some tell me, if I build a site in fireworks, export it to dreamweaver as an html doc. is that site editable in dreamweaver? I tried one, but in dreamweaver it acted like all I had was an image file.
        • 1. Re: Fireworks Website
          Level 7
          hangingout wrote:
          > I'm new to fireworks. Can some tell me, if I build a site in fireworks, export
          > it to dreamweaver as an html doc. is that site editable in dreamweaver? I tried
          > one, but in dreamweaver it acted like all I had was an image file.
          >
          By default, that is what Fireworks does. Best to create your images in
          FW and then build the page/site in DW.

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          • 2. Re: Fireworks Website
            pixlor Level 4
            quote:

            Originally posted by: hangingout
            I'm new to fireworks. Can some tell me, if I build a site in fireworks, export it to dreamweaver as an html doc. is that site editable in dreamweaver? I tried one, but in dreamweaver it acted like all I had was an image file.


            Fireworks makes graphics files, and it can do some HTML under certain circumstances, but it is not a WYSIWYG HTML-writing tool.

            If you had an area with some text, then Fireworks won't export that as text for your HTML doc, it will make an image. When people talk about Fireworks exporting to HTML, they mean is using slices to mark off areas that will need to be images, or mouse rollovers, or such in an HTML file. Then, when you export, you get an HTML file which is a table that re-assembles it all like a jigsaw puzzle made up of rectangular pieces. (Slices are the transparent green rectangles or other shapes that end up on the Web layer.)

            If you didn't mark off any areas of your Fireworks document with slices, then when you exported for Dreamweaver, you would see only one big image. Does that sound like what you did?

            Hope that makes sense....


            • 3. Re: Fireworks Website
              AphaGround
              mmm.... Didn´t know that.
              Thanks
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                sickest4u Level 1
                great thanks
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                  Artflux
                  that is the whole purpose of fireworks lol