3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 10, 2008 2:29 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Why use Fireworks?

    maxsewell
      I've been designing web sites for almost a decade using Illustrator & Photoshop. Why should I use Fireworks? The promo copy reads: "the ideal tool for creating and optimizing images for the web and rapidly prototyping websites."

      Doesn't Photoshop already optimize my images for the web? What am I missing? What is "prototyping"?

      This is a sincere question. I'm just trying to understand what this product is and what it does. Thanks for any replies.

      Max
        • 1. Re: Why use Fireworks?
          Level 7
          maxsewell wrote:
          > I've been designing web sites for almost a decade using Illustrator &
          > Photoshop. Why should I use Fireworks? The promo copy reads: "the ideal tool
          > for creating and optimizing images for the web and rapidly prototyping
          > websites."
          >
          > Doesn't Photoshop already optimize my images for the web? What am I missing?
          > What is "prototyping"?
          >
          > This is a sincere question. I'm just trying to understand what this product is
          > and what it does. Thanks for any replies.
          >
          > Max
          >

          Max,

          Here is a link to an article that should answer your question on the
          differences between Photoshop and Fireworks.

          http://tinyurl.com/qp4rm

          SKB

          • 2. Re: Why use Fireworks?
            maxsewell Level 1
            Perfect! Thank you very much.

            Max

            • 3. Re: Why use Fireworks?
              Level 7
              maxsewell wrote:
              > Perfect! Thank you very much.

              Keep in mind that I wrote that article well over 2 years ago and that,
              since then, ImageReady was discontinued and Fireworks itself has evolved
              further (it didn't have multiple pages then for example). I started
              writing a "revisited" version of the article but it seems I never have
              time to finish it... ;-/

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