Adobe Fireworks CS6 -Improved CSS support
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Review the latest support features for CSS and CSS3 including CSS code extraction, Internet Explorer 10 support, CSS Sprites Export, and the ability to modify and export jQuery Mobile Themes.
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00:00:08 00:00:12 Fireworks CS6 has tremendously improved CSS support.
00:00:12 00:00:16 Previous versions of Fireworks have allowed for the export of
00:00:16 00:00:21 HTML and some CSS, but in CS6, they've really gone a long way
00:00:21 00:00:25 towards optimizing the work taking advantage of all the potential
00:00:25 00:00:30 in CSS3 or Cascading Style Sheets Level 3 support. It now supports
00:00:31 00:00:35 CSS extraction, meaning if you have created a graphic that can
00:00:35 00:00:40 be rendered on screen using CSS3 rather than actually creating
00:00:40 00:00:44 the graphic, the CSS properties window allows you to
00:00:46 00:00:50 grab all of this code and render this rounded corner box graphic
00:00:50 00:00:53 on screen without actually having to download a graphic, which
00:00:53 00:00:55 is a huge savings in terms of bandwidth and especially if you
00:00:55 00:00:59 are dealing with mobile devices or multiple platforms. It also
00:00:59 00:01:02 includes support now for Internet Explorer 10, which is really
00:01:02 00:01:06 a big deal. That's a huge leap in Microsoft's technologies and
00:01:06 00:01:09 it is probably the version of Internet Explorer that most Web
00:01:09 00:01:11 developers are really looking forward to because it should support
00:01:11 00:01:16 a lot of standards across the board. Fireworks CS6 also now allows
00:01:16 00:01:20 support for CSS Sprites, which it's a technique wherein you create
00:01:20 00:01:24 a graphic with three versions of, say, a button, like the one
00:01:24 00:01:26 we're looking at here, and instead of exporting these as three
00:01:26 00:01:29 individual graphics and controlling them on your Web page using
00:01:29 00:01:33 Java Script or some other code, it allows you to create one graphic,
00:01:33 00:01:38 which reduces server load and download time, and then you use
00:01:38 00:01:41 CSS to display one version of this graphic at a time, one section
00:01:41 00:01:46 of this graphic, one button through a sort of CSS window or a
00:01:46 00:01:50 div on screen. And Fireworks CS6 now supports the extraction
00:01:51 00:01:55 of Sprites through the Export menu.
00:01:56 00:01:58 From the Export menu, you choose CSS Sprites and it gives you
00:01:58 00:02:03 the option to control CSS selectors, classes, or IDs, any other
00:02:03 00:02:06 code that you need to do as well as override the optimization
00:02:06 00:02:07 on the Sprites.
00:02:08 00:02:13 The other big CSS feature in Fireworks CS6 is the ability to
00:02:13 00:02:18 export and modify themes for jQuery mobile, which is a mobile
00:02:18 00:02:20 development framework that allows you to create mobile optimized
00:02:20 00:02:23 websites that work across platforms so you don't have to
00:02:23 00:02:28 write codes specifically for iPhones or Windows Phone 7 or Android
00:02:28 00:02:32 platforms. By using the jQuery mobile framework, you create one
00:02:32 00:02:38 mobile website and you can display it across or deliver it across
00:02:38 00:02:41 all those different phone platforms. And to do that, we go into
00:02:42 00:02:45 jQuery mobile theme. You can create a new theme. You export the
00:02:45 00:02:50 theme. You can preview in a browser. The support for CSS3 and
00:02:50 00:02:53 CSS across the board in Fireworks is hugely, hugely improved
00:02:53 00:02:55 and it's a tremendous new feature.
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