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Jim Babbage

Jim Babbage, coauthor of Adobe Fireworks CS5 Classroom in a Book, reports on some of the many changes in the newest version of Fireworks, with particular emphasis on mobile design and efficiency improvements.

The Compound Shape tool lets you temporarily group multiple vector shapes together as you draw them, making it easy to move the objects at the same time, yet also allowing for quick and easy editing of any shape within the compound group. This excerpt from Adobe® Fireworks® CS5 Classroom in a Book shows you how to use the Compound Shape tool.

Jim Babbage

By combining paths and points, a computer can draw almost any shape using vector tools like those found in Fireworks and other vector-based applications such as Adobe Illustrator. Jim Babbage explains.

Jim Babbage

One time-saving feature that makes Fireworks efficient for web design is the concept of creating web pages as, well, pages. Jim Babbage discusses how to use pages to simplify site building.

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Jason Teague

Do you have a question about Web standards, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, interaction design, user experience, or Web typography? Maybe you just want to know "How'd they do that?" Ask me questions, and each week I will select a question to answer via my blog.

Here at Adobe Press, we've paused to catch our breath after releasing the first crop of new books in the popular Classroom in a Book series, now freshly updated for Adobe Creative Suite 4.

This week, Adobe Systems Inc. took the wraps off the latest version of its flagship product, Creative Suite 4.

In an unusual move, Adobe gave advance notice of a major software release this week.

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