A Fireworks .png file contains extra, proprietary information, such as the information necessary for Fireworks to output an animation. Browsers cannot display the additional proprietary information, but can only show the standard .png format, which does not have animation.
To have animations, you can make animated .gifs (which yes, are limited in their color palettes) or Flash animations.
Wikipedia on "animated PNG"
Here's something of interest to watch out for to be supported by FireFox 3 (and I believe IE8), the APNG file format.
check it out here - http://labs.mozilla.com/2007/08/better-animations-in-firefox-3/
good find pixlor.
a shame as it seemed to have potential.
On Sun, 27 Jan 2008 07:49:27 +0300, heathrowe
> Here's something of interest to watch out for to be supported by FireFox
> 3 (and
> I believe IE8), the APNG file format.
> check it out here -
We've seen MNG specs (developed by the same people who created PNG)
available for years without any support by browsers to date. I doubt this
APNG will be more successful.
http://photoshop.msk.ru - Photoshop plug-in filters
Well...as a practical matter, almost everyone has the Flash player installed. Flash is compact, it's programmable (rather than merely a sequence of layers), and the results are good. So...why use something else?
I mean, I don't do Flash, myself, but if I really needed a static vector, I'd probably bother to figure out how to do it in Flash rather than SVG, for example, simply because it's an answer I know would be widely supported.
just a thought.
p.s. I realize this is an old thread but maybe someone will stumble upon this as I did.