Macromedia's Fireworks MX is the companion graphics tool to Dreamweaver MX and Flash MX. With it you can create graphics tailored specifically for the Internet. The trick is finding your way around the myriad of tools and panels. As with all of Macromedia's tools, Fireworks can perform a huge number of tasksalmost to a fault. You can easily become lost in the roles and responsibilities of all the panels. What you need is a power tool that allows you to deploy specialized effects quickly and without too much effort. This tool is commands (see Figure 1).
Figure 1 The Fireworks tool.
In this article you learn how to use the Fireworks built-in commands and where to go to download killer commands that other designers have created.