I want to look at other website graphics to learn about their size, placement, etc. in FW. I have been taking screen shots of different parts of interfaces and importing them into FW to reverse engineer them.
1. Just curious, if anyone has any other ways of doing this besides using screenshots?
2. How can I take a screenshot of something and measure the distance between shapes and elements? The rulers do not tell me exactl how far two shapes are, unless I am using the wrong. Is there something like the Ruler tool in PS?
1) From the browser, View > Source or View > Page source. Check out the code...that's what you need to know.
2) Hmm... You can pull out guidelines from the rulers. Click in the ruler then drag to where you want it. If you double-click a guideline, you will get its position (or can enter a different value). If you have the positions of two guidelines, you can subtract to get dimensions.
2b) Draw a rectangle and check its dimensions in the Info panel.
CS5 has an auto shape called the measure tool drag on the canvas and it will display a pixeldimension based it's height or width. Also you cN measure the distance between guides by putting you cursor between any two guides and pressing the Shift key. Hth