Fireworks can quickly create Web-ready graphics, basic Web animation using
optimization abilities. Fireworks 4 boasts several cool new features.
Fireworks strives to be a one-stop shopping graphics program for Web developers
graphics, and animation. In some ways it is successful; no other single
program offers such nice scripting features coupled with such a friendly
drawing environment. But Fireworks doesn't replace the need for the other
graphics, Web editing, and animation programs out there; you'll still need
to learn Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator. In fact, a thorough
understanding of these programs renders Fireworks almost completely superfluous.
It's a good tool for beginners and can be very useful for making quick graphics
and sliced images. Plus, the added integration with Dreamweaver certainly
adds to its appeal.