Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fluid Media Inc.

I work at this lovely place, and I made them a new website a while back. 
Here are some of the illustrations I made close up and a link to the website. (totally responsive! resize that shit.)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Adobe Fireworks ends in shameful chocolate bar

I have just had a very horrible time, that ended with a 'horray-you-didn't-die!' chocolate bar. I made it though and I think tomorrow will be better now. 

Short Tutorial on Fireworks. 

Shit I couldn't find on the internet to help me. 

-how to save a fireworks working file.
Turns out that it saves as a .fw.png  a fireworks png... that a thing now. SO, worry not. this is normal. 

-How to make a Rollover
ok, easy peasy.

Start by creating slices. Slice out where you would like to have a rollover. Change it to be transparent and then link it up to wherever it's going to link to. 

Head over to the 'States' panel.

Duplicate state one. 

Go to state two, the one you just created.

Now place in your rollover image on this state. 

Return to state one, and back to the layers panel. 

Open up the 'behaviours panel'. 

Select your rollover area slice and click the little add icon, then select 'Swap Image', a little panel will pop up.

It'll have a preview and you can just check to make sure its on the right slice and that down under 'show the swapped image from__' 'state 2' is selected in the drop down. 

Then click ok and preview that shit! :D


I'm not sure if any of that means anything to anyone, but that was hard stuff for me to figure out, so I thought I'd share. 

I'm making a really nice web app right now that basically involves a lot of web forms.