Chapter 1. Getting to Know Fireworks

An Overview of Fireworks

Fireworks is a program built from the ground up for the creation of Web graphics. Two parts of that sentence require special emphasis—“built from the ground up” and “Web graphics”—and in a way this chapter is an elaboration of these two points.

Prior to Fireworks, major image creation/editing applications were built primarily for working with print. In the intervening years, many of these, such as Photoshop, have added features intended to facilitate the creation of Web graphics. But Fireworks ...

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