Fireworks Symbols for UI elements

28 Apr 2009 - 12:27pm
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Maxim Soloviev
2007

I believe there are several sets of such symbols in Common Library, at
least in CS4. Just bring it up via Window command and you ll find them
there.

As for sketchy look - I couldn't find existing ones so I just created
my own for recent project. It's really easy to do, just draw it and
then choose charcoal style for lines.

On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:47:28, Tuan-Anh Tran <tuananh.tran at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I am using Fireworks to sketch out few conceptual designs for my next
> year product release. Does anyone know any existing library of common
> UI elements such as buttons, dialogs, scroll-bars, checkboxes, etc?
> Fireworks have few of them shipped with the product, but their
> collection is not complete.
>
> I have been looking around but could not find one. Better if there
> are different themes for the symbols, such as Vista theme, XP theme,
> sketchy theme (look like drawing by hands).
>
> Thanks a lot for your help!
> Tuan-Anh
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28 Apr 2009 - 7:50pm
Michael B. Moore
2008

Yes, there are Windows, Mac and Flex UI components in the common library.
What I've done is drag them into a blank document, use the Edit Symbol
command, make the changes in the symbol editor, then use the Convert to
Symbol command and put it in a new folder. That way the original remains,
but I have my modified symbol. If you don't rename any layers you can copy
the .JSF file into your directory and you'll be able to set the properties
the way you would with the original.
While you're in the symbol editor you can apply some texture to the shapes
to make them look "sketchy".

Hope that helps.
Michael Moore

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:27 AM, Maxim Soloviev <maxim at deast.info> wrote:

> I believe there are several sets of such symbols in Common Library, at
> least in CS4. Just bring it up via Window command and you ll find them
> there.
>
> As for sketchy look - I couldn't find existing ones so I just created
> my own for recent project. It's really easy to do, just draw it and
> then choose charcoal style for lines.
>
> On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:47:28, Tuan-Anh Tran <tuananh.tran at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am using Fireworks to sketch out few conceptual designs for my next
> > year product release. Does anyone know any existing library of common
> > UI elements such as buttons, dialogs, scroll-bars, checkboxes, etc?
> > Fireworks have few of them shipped with the product, but their
> > collection is not complete.
> >
> > I have been looking around but could not find one. Better if there
> > are different themes for the symbols, such as Vista theme, XP theme,
> > sketchy theme (look like drawing by hands).
> >
> > Thanks a lot for your help!
> > Tuan-Anh
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> > List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> > List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
> >
>
>
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> Director of Product Development
> www.nakea.net
> ________________________________________________________________
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28 Apr 2009 - 7:54pm
Christian Crumlish
2006

Erin Malone has made a set of common library elements for Fireworks based on
the Yahoo! Design Component Stencils (
http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns/wireframes/) and we'll be publishing
them at the site within a few weeks, but if she's listening on this thread
you might be able to ask her for them directly in the meantime.
(Note, these tend to be compound elements and not primitives....)

-x-

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 7:47 AM, Tuan-Anh Tran <tuananh.tran at gmail.com>wrote:

> Does anyone know any existing library of common
> UI elements such as buttons, dialogs, scroll-bars, checkboxes, etc?
> Fireworks have few of them shipped with the product, but their
> collection is not complete.
>
> I have been looking around but could not find one. Better if there
> are different themes for the symbols, such as Vista theme, XP theme,
> sketchy theme (look like drawing by hands).
>
> --
Christian Crumlish
I'm writing a book so please forgive any lag
http://designingsocialinterfaces.com

28 Apr 2009 - 8:02pm
Michael B. Moore
2008

That's great news! I thought about doing that myself, but quickly realized
it was a project beyond my available time and abilities.

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 5:54 PM, Christian Crumlish <xian at pobox.com> wrote:

> Erin Malone has made a set of common library elements for Fireworks based
> on
> the Yahoo! Design Component Stencils (
> http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns/wireframes/) and we'll be publishing
> them at the site within a few weeks, but if she's listening on this thread
> you might be able to ask her for them directly in the meantime.
> (Note, these tend to be compound elements and not primitives....)
>
> -x-
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 7:47 AM, Tuan-Anh Tran <tuananh.tran at gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
>
> > Does anyone know any existing library of common
> > UI elements such as buttons, dialogs, scroll-bars, checkboxes, etc?
> > Fireworks have few of them shipped with the product, but their
> > collection is not complete.
> >
> > I have been looking around but could not find one. Better if there
> > are different themes for the symbols, such as Vista theme, XP theme,
> > sketchy theme (look like drawing by hands).
> >
> > --
> Christian Crumlish
> I'm writing a book so please forgive any lag
> http://designingsocialinterfaces.com
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
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>

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28 Apr 2009 - 6:15pm
contenthouse
2008

Hi Tuan-Anh,

You can download 'Form Elements" for free from Adobe:

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=617781

Good luck, Peter

Interaction Designer
Wells Fargo

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