I am building my second website which will be my personal website (my first one was a dummy one by the book “Build Your Own Website The Right Way using HTML and CSS” by Ian Lloyd).
Here’s my question:
I wanna try to incorporate a rollover menu or buttons for navigation built in Fireworks. Will it be possible ,say, to have some CSS formatting in the external css file and these Fireworks elements on one website? If yes, can you give me some links to examples or any resources to see how it is done…?
Any examples of Fireworks, HTML and CSS working together…
Create an unordered list and use this for your menu, with text for the links.
Read a few tutorials on how to style lists as a menu.
Slice out a tiny thin vertical bit of your menu image and use this for the background for the <li> parts of your html menu.
Slice out a tiny thin vertical slice of your hovered menu image and use this as the background for the hovered <a href> .
Using CSS of course to style these bits.
Treat fireworks as merely a source of the images to use.
Thanks for the quick reply,BPartch. The reason why I raised a question about Fireworks is that I got an advice from one web designer who said he started a few years ago by learning Fireworks, HTML and CSS. While HTML and CSS are powerful enough to create solid websites, the guy told me I can design anything in Fireworks (he suggested I can go to CSS Galleries and try to recreate some website as an exercise in Fireworks). He uses Fireworks for layouts as well.
So if I create a website in Fireworks, it should be pure Fireworks? I saw some tutorial on how to create websites in Fireworks. Can you expand a little on Fireworks usage from your point of view…?
Thanks for your advice,Dr John. Yes, I am using an unordered list for the menu. I am sorry I am not fully understanding this “slice out technique”. Did you mean slicing out from a menu made in Fireworks (and exported to Dreamweaver…)?
“hovered menu image”…? If you don’t have time to explain in more details, you don’t have to - I am gonna look up those tutorials you mentioned.
PS. Please, take a look at my today reply to BPartch. I would appreciate a couple of lines from you on this.