Fireworks CS3 Libraries/Templates ?

23 Jul 2007 - 8:45am
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Omri Eliav
2004

Have you checked the controls in Window > Common Library?

You can also easily create controls yourself using the excellent 9-
slice Scaling feature.

On Jul 23, 2007, at 11:06 AM, Johan Sjöstrand wrote:

> Now I'm wondering if there are any premade symbol libraries /
> templates out there

Have fun,
-- Omri

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23 Jul 2007 - 8:50am
mtumi
2004

Hi -

Thanks for linking to my article!

I know there are some people working on some premade symbol
libraries. Not sure how many are publicly available at this point.
You can make your own. I'm assuming you know about the ones
included with the app, in Window > Common Library. Note that when
you put these in your app you have to edit the properties (labels,
etc) with the Symbol Properties panel (Window > Symbol Properties).
They need a better solution here IMO, but I believe they are hard at
work on it.

If you make your own, be sure to install the Fireworks CS3 patch
first. There is a bug with creating rich symbols with the initial
release - as I understand it, if you do so, and then patch the
application, you won't be able to see those symbols anymore. There
is a workaround, but easier to avoid it up front...

I'll ask around and see if I can find anyone who is making any
libraries publicly available.

Here's a danielle beaumont article, with links to others.
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/rapid_prototyping.html

alan musselman's blog
http://weblogs.macromedia.com/amusselman/

(they are the product managers)

Definitely send comments to adobe, and let them know if you're
interested in testing/giving feedback on future versions of the app.

thanks -

Michael

On Jul 23, 2007, at 4:06 AM, Johan Sjöstrand wrote:

> Hello.
> I've just started playing around with fireworks for wireframing and
> I really love it. Now I'm wondering if there are any premade symbol
> libraries / templates out there. So far, I've only found:
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/wireframing.html
>
> Thanks!
>
> /Johan
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23 Jul 2007 - 9:06am
SemanticWill
2007

On that same note - has anyone been using Axure RP Pro
<http://www.axure.com/>for wire-framing? And what is your experience.

I have been using a combination of Visio, PowerPoint, Photoshop for years
now - but -- have downloaded a trial, and would switch if there was a
significant enough benefit in terms of productivity and finished output....

would love to hear anyone's success and/or horror stories with Axure...

Thanks!

--
~ we

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On 7/23/07, Michael Tuminello <mt at motiontek.com> wrote:
>
> Hi -
>
> Thanks for linking to my article!
>
> I know there are some people working on some premade symbol
> libraries. Not sure how many are publicly available at this point.
> You can make your own. I'm assuming you know about the ones
> included with the app, in Window > Common Library. Note that when
> you put these in your app you have to edit the properties (labels,
> etc) with the Symbol Properties panel (Window > Symbol Properties).
> They need a better solution here IMO, but I believe they are hard at
> work on it.
>
> If you make your own, be sure to install the Fireworks CS3 patch
> first. There is a bug with creating rich symbols with the initial
> release - as I understand it, if you do so, and then patch the
> application, you won't be able to see those symbols anymore. There
> is a workaround, but easier to avoid it up front...
>
> I'll ask around and see if I can find anyone who is making any
> libraries publicly available.
>
> Here's a danielle beaumont article, with links to others.
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/rapid_prototyping.html
>
> alan musselman's blog
> http://weblogs.macromedia.com/amusselman/
>
> (they are the product managers)
>
> Definitely send comments to adobe, and let them know if you're
> interested in testing/giving feedback on future versions of the app.
>
> thanks -
>
> Michael
>
>
> On Jul 23, 2007, at 4:06 AM, Johan Sjöstrand wrote:
>
> > Hello.
> > I've just started playing around with fireworks for wireframing and
> > I really love it. Now I'm wondering if there are any premade symbol
> > libraries / templates out there. So far, I've only found:
> > http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/wireframing.html
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > /Johan
>

24 Jul 2007 - 10:21am
mtumi
2004

As a quick follow-up I feel pretty sure you will run into some
frustration with the vector drawing in FW, especially if you start
drawing rounded rects. Pretty much everyone does at some point.

This will probably help: http://www.adobe.com/go/d6f2172a

MIchael

On Jul 23, 2007, at 4:06 AM, Johan Sjöstrand wrote:

> Hello.
> I've just started playing around with fireworks for wireframing and
> I really love it. Now I'm wondering if there are any premade symbol
> libraries / templates out there. So far, I've only found:
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/wireframing.html
>
> Thanks!
>
> /Johan
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24 Jul 2007 - 8:00pm
bminihan
2007

The Transform Panel extension at the bottom of the article is really
helpful, as well as one by John Dunning called "Fix Rounded Rectangles",
which fixes (in FW8, may not be necessary in CS3) rectangle corners when you
widen them (they flatten when you widen them).

As a general rule, when you're in a hurry, I have noticed rectangles with 1
pixel borders tend to render without aliasing when their widths and heights
are even (42px by 20px rather than 41px by 19px). It's not foolproof but
saves some time nudging and tweaking edges manually.

- Bryan
http://www.bryanminihan.com

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Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Fireworks CS3 Libraries/Templates ?

As a quick follow-up I feel pretty sure you will run into some
frustration with the vector drawing in FW, especially if you start
drawing rounded rects. Pretty much everyone does at some point.

This will probably help: http://www.adobe.com/go/d6f2172a

MIchael

On Jul 23, 2007, at 4:06 AM, Johan Sjöstrand wrote:

> Hello.
> I've just started playing around with fireworks for wireframing and
> I really love it. Now I'm wondering if there are any premade symbol
> libraries / templates out there. So far, I've only found:
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/wireframing.html
>
> Thanks!
>
> /Johan
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
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> List Guidelines ............ http://beta.ixda.org/guidelines
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