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Adobe Fireworks is an incredible application that offers solutions to meet the needs of web and interactive designers who create onscreen presentations, including business presentations, websites, mobile apps, and more. Using Fireworks, you can experiment with different optimization settings to preview your artwork and make sure it looks great no matter where it may appear in its final form. You can also build prototypes (or wireframes) to make sure that your site is organized before investing lots of time in the development of an app or website.
A wireframe is essentially a mock-up or rough draft created to demonstrate or test a website. In web design, wireframes are basic visual guides used to suggest the layout and placement of fundamental design elements.
In this chapter, you're introduced to the Fireworks software and its workspace. You also discover how to use selection tools so that you can start to manipulate graphics in Fireworks right away.
Because you can use the Save for Web feature in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator to create onscreen graphics, why do you need a separate application like Fireworks? Mostly because Fireworks offers several benefits ...