Speaking at Adobe MAX 2011

Update I’m very happy to report that BOTH my lab sessions at Adobe MAX are sold out! W00t! I’m very happy and excited to announce that I’m speaking at Adobe MAX this October! I’ll be running an Adobe Fireworks lab, geared towards showing developers and designers how Fireworks can save them time using different tips...

Batch Processing mobile app icons in Fireworks

In the previous post, we talked about using Fireworks to create multiple application icons for an Android device, and then how to take those multiple icons and export them out as individual flat files. In this post, we’ll look at how to batch process those images into three different sizes, and how to automate that...

Fireworks Mobile Design Tip: Exporting Layers to Files

My first session at D2WC was Wireframing/Prototyping for Mobile using Adobe Fireworks and I was so pleased to see a very full room of attendees. Even happier to note that many were not current Fireworks users. Yes, I did say happy. The reason is simple. I want people to know what they’re missing out on...

Countdown to D2WC

D2W Conference In about 2 weeks just over a week, I’ll be visiting Kansas City for the first time, to present a couple sessions on Adobe Fireworks workflow and – even more important – hook up with many friends in the web design community at the D2W conference. This is D2W’s second year and by...

The Six Ways to scale an object in Adobe Fireworks

Scaling (also called resizing) an object enlarges or reduces it horizontally, vertically, or in both directions. It is a basic feature found in every graphics editor applications (Photoshop, Fireworks, Gimp, Illustrator, etc). This articles covers 6 scaling tools and how they differ: scale tool, pointer tool, Property Inspector or Info panel, Numeric transform, 9-slice scaling...

New goodies for prototyping in Fireworks

Between following various people on Twitter and surfing the web, I’ve recently come across some very cool add-ons for Adobe Fireworks, my favorite software for making wireframes and designing Prototypes. So I’m sharing this good fortune with you. Live long, and prototype . . . Fireworks Template for Blackberry Devices: Touch Application Prototypes (TAP) – [...]

D2WC Early Bird Price is ending soon!

D2W is a designer/developer mobile workflow conference, it’s goal being to improve communication and share workflow ideas between designers and application developers. Now in it’s second year, it’s definitely gaining in popularity and has attracted a great range of presenters, including yours truly. If you book the conference before April 1, 2011, you’ll receive a [...]