Ok guys (and gals), i'm using Fireworks MX 2004 for a school project and have a few questions and would really appreciate your help.
I need to know how to create a menu bar, such as the one on very top of the page on the popular social networking cite Facebook. I would like to have mine on the left side running up and down and I would like to have it "fixed" (I'm not sure if that is the correct term) so that when you scroll down the page, it will go with you.
Another thing I need to know is how to add a text box that you would be able to scroll down in. My common sense would tell tell me this is called a "scroll box", but I could very well be wrong.
To start with, you need to understand that Fireworks is for making graphics, not for making Web pages or sites. It has some prototyping capability, but to build a page/site, you would need to tweak or re-do the code from Fireworks. What you want to do is create your layout in Fireworks, then create slices in the Web layer to export the sections that need to be images, then build the site in Dreamweaver (or another Web authoring program) or a text editor.
My guess is that you need to know some things about HTML and designing Web pages. Here are a couple of tutorials:
And, one on slicing a design (although it isn't Fireworks-specific, so don't get too hung up on it, just the overall idea)
To have your menu fixed as you go down the page, you need to put it in a div and set the position relative to the viewport. If you don't understand those terms, then you need to learn HTML and then pick up some CSS. I would recommend against a fixed menu, however. It isn't common practice and I suspect that's because the behavior is rather buggy. Here's one example that you could follow, however
Actually, lots of good stuff on cssplay.co.uk in general.
A "a text box that you would be able to scroll down in." Hmm. Do you mean an iframe?