I am new to fireworks, and am wanting to incorporate a brushed metal texture into my site design. I have poked around the styles panel, the texture and the pattern that can be applied to a shape.I don't see what I am looking for.
Is there a process for achieving this type of look like in Photoshop or Illustrator?
Also, as I am new to fireworks... lots of questions. What are the best proportions or sizes for the main components of a web site (header, navigation, body, footer). And with this question, comes another... what is the typical font pixel set at.
All of the help and advice would be great.
You'll find some metal and other styles at the Fireworks Zone: http://tinyurl.com/5t93mcu
As for the element sizes, it really depends on the browser size opening you think most of your viewers will be using. Think of the area above where the page scrolls as a kind of post card where the most important information should be displayed, and arrange elements accordingly.