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Macromedia Studio 8: Training from the Source by Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell

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Chapter 2. Designing a Page Interface

Most Web pages are composed of multiple elements, such as logos, navigation systems, text, images, multimedia, and forms. Designers often attempt to design page layouts in Dreamweaver. While there is nothing wrong with using Dreamweaver for page layout, the intrinsic limitation of standard HTML code can hinder design decisions and experimentation.

Macromedia Fireworks is a natural alternative for designing layouts. Thanks to its vector tools, layers, guides, and rulers, Fireworks is a great tool for entire page layouts. Fireworks’ vector content is always editable, so you are never trapped with a bad decision or an experiment gone wrong. Also, because every graphic element sits on the canvas independent of ...

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