View Full Version : Does Fireworks have an edge regarding web graphics?

08-21-2008, 12:30 AM

I am basically a Photoshop/Illustrator person and (perhaps to my loss) never bothered much about Fireworks - thinking that both can do what the otherone does so it will ultimately come down to personal preference - but since it was announced that Adobe is continuing Fireworks development in CS4 I am thinking that perhaps there is a real edge to the program that I am unaware of.

I have heard that there is some kind of web layer in FW-PNG but I always thought that it is just another name for the 'slices layer' in Photoshop.

So, apart from the bitmap/vector collusion in FW, does it have any significant advantages as a software for web graphics?



08-21-2008, 12:51 AM
You should read this thread. It should give you an idea of how Fireworks is better. I personally use photoshop because its what I've learned.


09-06-2008, 06:30 AM
I personally like PS because quite a lot of my sites use images (photo's) but you the new version of Fireworks has some very nice filters and options which produce stunning artwork as well. Personally my workflow stars with PS then goes to Fireworks and finally Dreamweaver is where it all comes togather.

If you can afford to do it, buy all three. They are all worth the investment. If not, then go for Fireworks as it's cheaper and you can produce very professional results if you know what you're doing.