Foundation Fireworks

Cover of Foundation FireworksLast year I had the good fortune of writing a book called Foundation Fireworks CS4 about the graphics creation software Adobe Fireworks, a subject near and dear to my heart. The book is finally published and I’m long overdue in posting something here to promote it.

Writing this book was a tremendously educational adventure for me. One thing I learned is that writing a book is a lot harder than I thought would be. I now fully appreciate the amount of effort and time required to write a book – regardless of the subject matter. I’m glad I was able to share the workload with some very talented designers and an outstanding editing team.

The other designers that contributed content were Matt Heerema, Hugh Griffith, Craig Erskine, Matthew Keefe and Grant Hinkson. These are some really talented designers and great authors. Also, the team at Friends of Ed (Apress) were great to work with – very helpful and very patient.

So who is this book for? Here’s an excerpt that sums it up nicely:

Are you a designer looking for a new and quicker way to prototype and create for the Web? Or are you perhaps a web developer who finds most design tools to be overly complex for what you need to get done? In either case, productivity is key, and Fireworks is Adobe’s Creative Suite web productivity tool of choice. So even if you’re an experienced Fireworks pro who wants to keep up to date on the latest additions to Creative Suite 4, Foundation Fireworks CS4 will show you how to get the most out of Fireworks so that you maximize your efficiency without sacrificing any creativity or power.

You can learn more about the book from the Friends of Ed site here. And, if you’re interested, you can buy the book on Amazon here.

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  1. Jeff Adams says:

    Congrats on the book Chuck. I’m a big fan of Fireworks though I only really know the basics. I think I’ll pick this book up next time I’m at the store. It sounds really useful.

  2. chuck says:

    Thanks, Jeff. Even if you only know the basics of Fireworks, this book will help you out.

  3. Rogie King says:

    Congrats on this Chuck! I so wish I had the time to co-author with you as you know that Fireworks is also near and dear to my heart (I loathe PS;)

    I hope you rake in the millions and dominate the world at the same time.

    Cheers & Rock steady.

  4. Mikko says:

    This book is solid gold.

    This book covers pretty much everything and its works for beginners and even longtime users like me. I’ve never got into building stuff with JS&FW so this book gives me a good start innit.

    Altho im not sure about the cover image.. was it created with FW or PS? :D