Rapidly prototype and design for the web
Creatively design interactive layouts for websites and rich Internet applications (RIAs). Export website comps to Adobe Dreamweaver software as standards-compliant, CSS-based layouts, and bring RIA prototypes into Adobe Flex software with professional-quality coding.
Superb design tools
Create and edit vector and bitmap images, or import and modify native Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator files. Apply effects, styles, and blend modes to add depth and character to text and symbols.
Optimization and scaling tools
Optimize graphics for virtually any scenario with preview, selective JPEG compression, and a wide range of export controls. Intelligently scale buttons and graphic symbols with 9-slice scaling to accelerate website and application prototyping.
Import Photoshop PSD files while retaining layers, effects, and blend modes and save Fireworks PNG files in native Photoshop format. Copy and paste objects from Fireworks CS4 into Dreamweaver CS4 or Adobe Flash CS4 Professional.
RIA authoring support
Prototype layouts for RIAs in Fireworks and then export them directly to Adobe Flex, while retaining absolute positioning, styling, and professional-quality coding.
Work how you want to work: Fireworks CS4 is available for PowerPC and Intel based Macs as well as Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista systems.
Design complete web pages in a robust graphic environment and then export standards-compliant, CSS-based layouts, complete with external style sheets, in one step. Integrate foreground and background graphics with new slice types.
Demo in a real-time online meeting with the Adobe ConnectNow service. Generate high-fidelity PDF files or interactive HTML comps for review. Create an Adobe AIR prototype to run on any platform.
Customizable and reusable assets
Jump-start your design process with a Common Library of graphic symbols, form elements, text symbols, and animations. Expand your collection with your own custom symbols and styles for continued rapid design.
Work faster and smarter with overall performance enhancements, from file opening and saving to symbol updates and intensive bitmap and vector operations.