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In this tutorial, you will learn how to build a completely functional pop-up menu using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) without knowing how to write any code at all! Below is an example of such a menu; An example of a CSS menu This tutorial takes only 25 minutes to complete. How to make pop up menus quick and easy With Fireworks 8 you can now design a decent pop-up menu with an optional rollover. The pop-up menu can even have submenus (several menus deep). You can customize the color, the borders, the size of the menu itself and its positioning. There is a wizard driven command that gives you a ton of control over the look and feel of the menu. Perhaps you are thinking, "wait, I've already seen this in previous versions of Fireworks". And I'd have to say that you were correct. But there is a major difference now, and that is the ability to make the menus using CSS ins... (more)

How to Develop Photo Galleries Using Dreamweaver

Everyone is toting a digital camera these days it seems and they have photos to share with you. I'm sure you're not one of those who want to bore family and friends with your gazillion pictures of your dog/cat/snake. Even if you are, you can now do it with some pizzazz and it's easier than you may think. You could send the photos via email but then they'd take forever to arrive and your family probably doesn't know how to open them anyway. So the best solution is a spiffy new photo gallery. Photo galleries aren't just for displaying personal pictures but they are widespread in t... (more)

Stretching the Curve

As a writer and a trainer, I am frequently asked how to make the popular curved navigation graphic. You know the one, top banner area, side bar with an inside curve (see Figure 1). Using Fireworks you'll be amazed at how simple this can be. You'll learn how to make the curve in two different ways. One way is automated and the other is not. By learning how to do it yourself, you'll learn a technique that will allow you to make any shape, not just the inverted L. Once you learn how to make the graphic, then what? What do you do with it? Export it from Fireworks and use it as a Web... (more)

Introducing Fireworks 8

Until the introduction of Macromedia Fireworks in 1998, no single application had been dedicated to creating, optimizing, and exporting web graphics. Instead, we had to use several applications which did not play well together. Fireworks 1.0 offered a new approach: a single tool that supported the entire web graphics workflow from start to finish. Although Fireworks has the ability to produce HTML, its best features are optimization and file export. The ability to export portions of design, such as rollover buttons with JavaScript, makes Fireworks a powerful web graphics applicati... (more)

MX Kollection 3 by InterAKT Online For Macromedia Dreamweaver

Web development is a changing industry. Technologies are born, thrive, and then die, while web developers experience a great stress helping their clients get an Internet presence. Nowadays, the buzz word in web development is "dynamic." Not "dynamic" as in DHTML, but as in "using a database." MX Kollection is designed for HTML designers that want to take a plunge into database-driven development and here four of the product's beta testers report briefly on how they feel about the product. CSS Skins California developer and Team Macromedia member Nancy Gill reports that it's not t... (more)