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

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Chapter 3. Exporting a Site Design

After you create and finalize the whole-page design and determine the slicing scheme, you can turn your attention to moving the design from Macromedia Fireworks to Macromedia Dreamweaver. Moving the design is a two-step process: image optimization and file export. Image optimization is the process of converting the high-quality Fireworks PNG file’s graphics to low-bandwidth Web graphics, usually in GIF or JPEG format. More specifically, optimization refers to finding the balance between image quality and the shortest download time for your graphics. High-quality images generally include a lot of detailed information, and that information results in large file sizes. Your goal is to reduce file sizes (and hence ...

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