3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2011 11:32 AM by pixlor

    FireWorks CS5

    Phillip M Jones Level 4

      Just installed CS5 Web Package that includes Fireworks CS5.

       

      I upgraded from MacroMedia Studio 8. in FireWorks 8 there was a Filter called Eye Candy LE is this still available? I use this to Create Rounded Edge Buttons.

       

      Here is some example:

      Home Button.png

       

      ISCET1a.png

       

      Suggestions?

       

      and how do you install it.

        • 1. Re: FireWorks CS5
          Linda Nicholls Level 4

          The EyeCandy LE plugin is no longer available in Fireworks. AlienSkin stopped supporting the EyeCandy 4000 plugin set it was based on a couple of years ago. Fireworks built in bevel effects will create the same button edges for you.

          • 2. Re: FireWorks CS5
            Phillip M Jones Level 4

            Linda Nicholls wrote:

             

            The EyeCandy LE plugin is no longer available in Fireworks. AlienSkin stopped supporting the EyeCandy 4000 plugin set it was based on a couple of years ago. Fireworks built in bevel effects will create the same button edges for you.

            I sure am sorry to hear that.

            I'll have to preserve the buttons. I've tried the bevel effects and it doesn't come close.  With system OSX7 coming out the FireWorks 8 will no longer work as Apple is going to ripp out Rosetta.  Do you know of an Application that will do this.

             

            You can do bevel edges but there is no way to create the perception of rasied buttion as shown. Done tried. Adobe should have bought the technolgy from alienSkin and included it. That was the main thing I used in Fireworks.  Had I know that I would have just bought DreamWeaver  instead of the entire CS5 Package.

            • 3. Re: FireWorks CS5
              pixlor Level 4

              Not that this answers your question, but I offer it as something to think about...

               

              People don't use beveled buttons much in Web design these days. They were popular years ago so using them in current sites tends to make a design look dated. Dimensional effects tend to be more subtle, now.

               

              Here are a couple of sites that showcase designs that are interesting for one reason or another:

              http://cssbrigit.com/

              http://2010.designmeltdown.com/ (or http://www.designmeltdown.com/ for more than last year)

               

              Also, an article on Smashing Magazine:

              http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/05/04/web-design-trends-2010/