Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Createspace; 1 edition (May 30, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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The Search landed me to this book & I purchased the book mainly judging from the front and back covers, other sample pages from search inside feature and Book's website intelllistudies.com, which advertised that reader will be able to learn complete webpage designing, shown from mockup to finished work, by the time reader completes book, using only Adobe Fireworks.This book exceeded my expectations as it has an amazing way of teaching. Each chapter is divided into three sections,starting with story excerpt which depicts real-time web work flow. Within reading few pages, you start to ease into the shoes of a web designer. The second section (fact files) is "how to" guide to Fireworks menus and commands & Last(most important) one is called "Steps to be Performed" where reader employs knowledge gained from fact files into formation of web page.It's the approach towards learning which made me write this review,I mean you get idea of what to make and why from storyline, how to make it from second section and employ the learning gained in third section to achieve depicted target.I felt at ease as the concept was interesting for a novice like me. This book really worked for me, as it unleashes Fireworks capability, using it's vector & raster tools for complete mockup design. The Book is great for those who are beginners and follow book rhythm to understand whole software, using one continued example which practically induces all Fireworks topics required to master the software. Though learners who want shortcut approach towards learning & require specific command/section of Fireworks to learn may be a little bit intimidated.All in all two thumb's up from my side for this book.
Bought this book after reading positive review. Publication quality is VERY poor. The entire book is in black and white which is rarely seen in other web design books. For new to Fireworks CS3, instruction is confussing and hard to understand because there is nothing visual to tell you what is what. For not too new to Fireworks CS3, the story is boring, pretty much a laundary list. Sample webpage address shows a webpage sample that is full of broken links. Lots of the function designed do not seen to work from the sample website. I have to say that I have wasted my money for this.
This book appears to be written by people for whom English is a second language. The examples are poorly explained, leaving the reader to do even more deciphering than with most computer books. Having said that, if you persist, a lot can be learned about the potential of Fireworks. The other side of the coin was that it didn't cost too much and wasn't 800 pages long.
Waste of time and money. Hard to follow. Useless.I can't express how badly this book is written.Again I advise anyone looking to buy this book to look else where.
I am not english native speaker and even I could understood the training which I find very useful and original.It changes from another book and is quite complete.
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