25 Awesome Adobe Fireworks Resources for Web and App Developers

fireworks resourcesAdobe Fireworks’ features and work-flow indisputably make it the industry pioneer and leader for web graphic prototyping and quick web site building. Even though, with each latest version, Adobe has slowly over-loaded it with new features. Despite the odd bug and the odd feature, it really is awesome! This post is not your typical Fireworks post. There are no tutorials and not too many source files. It is a collection of the most useful tools which web and app developer needs to get the best out of Adobe Fireworks.

Adobe Fireworks (formerly Macromedia Fireworks) is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. It is very useful software utility for web designers for creating websites prototypes and application interfaces easily. Adobe Fireworks is designed to integrate easily with other former Macromedia products, such as Dreamweaver and Flash. Below you will find some of the best Fireworks resources available on the web for web and app developers.

Adobe Fireworks Resources for Web and App Developers

Orange Commands – Workflow Automation for Adobe Fireworks
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Orange Commands is an amazing collection of over 90(!) commands, grid templates and web element templates (checkbox, text field, slider) all compatible with Adobe Fireworks CS3, CS4 and now CS5, all developed to make the life of a web designer easier.

Prebuilt CSS Templates for Fireworks
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To complement the CSS Export feature in Fireworks CS4, Adobe has created a series of prebuilt templates that are ready for export, and a perfect tool to help you get to grips with designing with this tool and CSS.

Interactive Full Website Template and Logos for Fireworks
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Fireworks makes it really easy to mock up a website without touching even one line of code. This free website layout sample file contains all the basic pages essential to build a website – all of the pages are linked together and ready to be exported for a quick visual preview before coding even begins.

Fireworks Template & Common Library for Flex Applications
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Adobe Fireworks makes wireframing Flex applications extremely easy by using the Common Library. The free template, from this tutorial, has been especially designed for Flex development and is choc-full of useful web elements (accordion, button, textInput, textArea, etc) all available from its common library.

The Yahoo! Common Library Stencils for Fireworks
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Fireworks Template for Wireframing
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The Master Page of this template has been already set up, so you can edit the Main Navigation, Functional Nav, Footer Nav, Logo, etc. layers, making it easier for you to add additional Pages which will contain these visuals.

Wireframe Diagram Templates for Fireworks
fireworks resources< Background Image Grid to Lay-Out Your Web Site Template
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This is not just another grid template having a very detailed grid background which, with the source files, allows you to tailor the grid and customize it to your needs.

960 Grid-System Template for Fireworks
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You can either download the 12, 16 or 24 column 960 Grid-System templates.

12-col Typographic Grid for Fireworks
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This grid template includes a layer with a 12-column grid and horizontal grids for setting type, based on the writings of Richard Rutter and Mark Boulton.

Fireworks Blueprint CSS Template
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Firefox Browser Template (Mac) for Adobe Fireworks
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This is a 1024px editable browser template of the Firefox Browser interface for Mac.

Firefox Browser Template (Windows) for Fireworks
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These Firefox browser templates are available in both 1024x768px and 800x600px.

Internet Explorer Browser Template (Windows) for Fireworks
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These Internet Explorer browser templates are available in both 1024x768px and 800x600px.

Wireframe Library Symbols
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This is a set of blueprint ink style rich (meaning they have items that you can change in the symbol properties) symbols for wireframing.

Flow Chart Library Symbols
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Common Library – Browser Cursors
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These are a set of most commonly used browser cursor icons.

iPhone GUI as Rich Symbols for Adobe Fireworks
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Fireworks Toolkit for Creating iPhone UI Mockups
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Adobe Fireworks GUI Template for Android
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Nokia S60 Wireframing Stencils for Adobe Fireworks
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These stencils include components for S60 5th Edition touch devices and S60 3rd Edition non-touch devices.

Adobe Fireworks 975px Template Grid Systems
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You can either download the 12 column version or the six column version, and both includes a 16px baseline grid.

Dedicated Fireworks Texture Gallery (Over 300 Free .png Textures)
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48 Ultimate Web 2.0 Styles for Fireworks
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With these cool pre-made Styles you can easily give nice looking gradient effects for website elements like web 2.0 headers, backgrounds, buttons or any web based designs.

Adobe Fireworks AutoBackup Utility
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Auto Backup is an Adobe AIR application that helps you to automatically keep creating backups of all your .png files which are being modified, while working Fireworks.

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