I'm building a complete interactive website in Fireworks CS5 using Master Pages, States and Behaviors for some neat interactivity on the mockup.
My question is why must the number of states be equal on all pages? I have a Master Page with a simple rollover effect on all the links, but on the Profile page I have a popup where you can insert tags. To create an interactive popup on the Profile page I need a couple of states for that popup on the Profile page. As soon as I add more states to the Profile page it loses the content from the Master Page, even if I tell all the layers in the Master page to "share on all states", when forcing the Profile page get's disconnected from the Master page.
There has to be a simpler way of doing this!
There is no way of doing what you want in Fireworks. It's not an HTML editor and can't generate more than rudimentary interactive objects. To create more sophisticated interactive objects you need have some knowledge of coding and use software like Dreamweaver or Flash.
An interactive popup that accepts user input is not a simple thing. As Linda says, this isn't something in Fireworks' tool box. You'll need to write this code, yourself. Or find it somplace.
Yep. You can find all kinds of code all over google. Good Luck