Adobe Fireworks CS4 sets out to impress
Just like the Dreamweaver CS4 beta also unveiled this week, the latest version of Fireworks adopts the universal interface of other Creative Suite applications, making it easier for designers to switch between the different programs. It’s easy to customize the workspace by undocking and docking panels. Panels can be collapsed to give more screen space. And the Mac version now supports document tabs.
Fireworks CS3 introduced the ability to develop and export multiple Web pages. However, the resulting files could be fairly large due to the way the application created graphic shims and tables to maintain a page’s appearance. The Fireworks CS4 beta resolves this issue by allowing you to export HTML pages using CSS-based layouts. Using the new slice type “Background Image” you can select an area of a layout to export as a background image.