>> When you create a slice, is it possible to have the size or shape
of the Slice change on the fly? Maybe for one of the swap image
behaviors the slice would be one size and change back to the original
size when the rollover action is complete.
No. This is not a limitation of Fireworks; this is just how rollovers
work. Rollover images must be the same dimensions or the swapped image
will distort, based on the size of the original image. If you want to
do this kind of thing, some kind of Ajax pop up window might give you
the result you need, but that is not something that FW can do.
This degree of interactivity could also be achieved with Flash, I'm
sure, but that is not an application I have much experience with.
>> Is there a way to hold the Swapped image there so that you could
click on a link shown on that page? Up until now there hasn't been
anyway of doing this but we thought maybe since it has been so many
years since we started using the Slices, Rollovers and Swap Image that
maybe the cababilities were now there.
Again, no. This is not an FW thing. When you swap an image, that is
exactly what you are doing; replacing one image with another. Images
do not contain embedded hyperlinks.
There are ways to make emulate this but they are not part of
Fireworks; You'd need to work with a combination of HTML, CSS and
That all said, please also bear in mind that FIreworks is not an html
page creation program; it's a graphics editor and prototyping tool
with some limited HTML capabilities. Granted, these capabilities are
improving, but they don't beat solid HTML knowledge and a dedicated
web design program like Dreamweaver.
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