Discussions 10-13

Lesson 10


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Fireworks
by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 11/16/2007 4:19 PM
Fireworks was a welcome break after Flash. It is easy to see how much potential this program has. Can't wait to learn more.
Re: Fireworks


by Cindy Dickenson (powvabe8kojtys) at 12/2/2007 10:47 AM
Yes it is nice after Flash.

Fireworks
by Shawna Lopez (be1vithygvetro) at 11/12/2007 5:06 PM
I am a little behind but I am almost done with the chapter and I am having an easier time with this chapter. You would think that I would be a Flash pro after redoing my portfolio a million times!
Fireworks
by Leslie Clark (8cibdagqujtos) at 11/11/2007 9:08 PM
This really was a fun assignment, though I am going to have to find a mouse to draw with . . . trying to draw with a touch pad on a laptop is not fun, as you will see on my emoticon!!! I see that everyone seemed to enjoy this as much as I did, though after 5 weeks of Flash, how could you not? :)

Peace to you all!!
Re: Fireworks


by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 11/16/2007 4:20 PM
This was a fun assignment! I think your emotican looked good!

Discussion 10
by Roy Engram (zzufhoqqyje0so) at 11/11/2007 6:40 PM
I truly hope everyone enjoys this section of our semester. I'm looking for something that will make me feel better.
Take care.
Re: Discussion 10


by Leslie Clark (8cibdagqujtos) at 11/11/2007 9:06 PM
It looks like the rest of the semester will be fairly enjoyable . . . until we have to integrate it all. I am very nervous about that, but trying not to think about it until I have to!!

Fireworks-Ch 1
by Robert Ward (wsyde0sotjaksu) at 11/11/2007 5:17 PM
Such a plesant change. These guys should incorporate some of the ease of use into Flash. I actually enjoyed school work again. As for Flash, they should change the product name to Yuk, or something similar. Hope I didn't bring up any bad memories, or would that be Flash backs?
Re: Fireworks-Ch 1


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/11/2007 6:33 PM
"Flash backs"?! Love it! Looks like we are both still reeling from the Flash experience. :) edited by fnimmapu0vitry on 11/11/2007 8:25 PM
Re: Fireworks-Ch 1
by Leslie Clark (8cibdagqujtos) at 11/11/2007 9:04 PM
Robert, yours is awesome! I think several of us are still feeling the after effects of Flash!!
Re: Fireworks-Ch 1
by Shawna Lopez (be1vithygvetro) at 11/12/2007 5:12 PM
lol. No pun intended! From what I've done so far, it's not that bad.
Re: Re: Fireworks-Ch 1


by Robert Ward (wsyde0sotjaksu) at 11/12/2007 7:26 PM
I dub thee "Flash Shawna"
Re: Fireworks-Ch 1
by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 11/16/2007 4:21 PM
Flash Backs is the perfect way to put it!
Re: Fireworks-Ch 1
by Cindy Dickenson (powvabe8kojtys) at 12/2/2007 10:49 AM
I agree, I couldn't get anything to work on Flash, the files from the cd wouldn't upload, I had to get technology to help upload what I did have to the class.!!!!!!!!

Fireworks
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/10/2007 4:56 PM
I truly enjoyed working through this week's lesson. It was so much easier than what we had been going through with Flash that I felt like I was forgetting to do something. :)
I also had fun taking the pictures for this project. My husband and I had to "shake" hands on it to NOT use them for future birthday bashes. Seriously...
I am looking forward to working with Fireworks more this week.
Denise
Re: Fireworks


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/10/2007 10:15 PM
I love the pictures! You guys must have had a lot of fun; seems like we all relaxed a bit with this assignment. :)
Re: Fireworks
by Robert Ward (wsyde0sotjaksu) at 11/11/2007 5:20 PM
I believe you had too much fun with your camera this week. Keep up with the great pictures.
Re: Fireworks
by Krista Sutton (suflixxatu9kor) at 11/11/2007 8:05 PM
You did a good job! This was a fun assignment.
Krista
Fireworks
by Chiung-Yueh Brumley (zkurlimkyje0so) at 11/10/2007 9:46 AM
Fun! I am just glad that I am learning all these cool programs in this class. Fireworks is certainly useful and fun to work with.
Re: Fireworks


by Krista Sutton (suflixxatu9kor) at 11/11/2007 8:04 PM
I agree this was fun. I have never used any of these programs, so I agree with you that it has been interesting learning these programs.
Krista
Fireworks vs. Photoshop
by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/9/2007 4:36 PM
Although I have used Fireworks before, I usually use Photoshop to work on graphics. I wonder how much longer Fireworks will be around since Adobe has purchased Macromedia and will probably focus more on Photoshop than on Fireworks.
Re: Fireworks vs. Photoshop


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/9/2007 7:22 PM
Good point.

Do you find Photoshop or Fireworks better for graphics? I've only used Photoshop Elements, which does a nice enough job on photos, but isn't much for vector graphics. I've been using the FOSS Inkscape for vector graphics, and I'd appreciate hearing your opinion on the full PS vs FW.
Re: Fireworks vs. Photoshop
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/10/2007 4:48 PM
Hi, Barbara… I usually use Photoshop, too, but to brighten and lighten photos. I have done a few other “cropping” things, but not many. So far, Fireworks has been fun. I’m interested to see what else we will do with the remaining lessons. Good job on your emoticon. Denise

Fireworks Portfolio
by Krista Sutton (suflixxatu9kor) at 11/8/2007 8:23 PM
I enjoyed completing this assignment. I enjoyed looking through my pictures to find the right ones. I think that Fireworks is going to be interesting and fun to learn.
Re: Fireworks Portfolio


by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/9/2007 4:35 PM
Oh...it is so nice to come back to something familiar. I am looking forward to something a little less complicated.
Re: Fireworks Portfolio
by Chiung-Yueh Brumley (zkurlimkyje0so) at 11/10/2007 9:44 AM
I totally agree with you. I had so much fun wlloking through my kids' photos. :-)
Re: Fireworks Portfolio
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/10/2007 4:53 PM
Hi, Krista…. I had fun completing this assignment! My husband and I had to “shake” hands on this to make a deal NOT to use these pictures for future birthday bashes. Literally!!! I truly enjoyed working in Fireworks after all the stress Flash was causing. Good job on your emoticon. Denise

Cahill Fireworks 1
by Gary Cahill (pomvahu8zojtys) at 11/8/2007 7:39 PM
I did not realize that Fireworks was a photo editor. This was a pretty easy excercise but I am sure that it will get more difficult.
Re: Cahill Fireworks 1


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/9/2007 5:45 AM
I know how you feel Gary. That's why I got a little silly with my first project in this...to help me smile when we hit the "fun" stuff.

Fireworks fun
by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/6/2007 10:13 PM
It's late and I've got the sillies. Do you think I picked the right emotion for how we were feeling after the last Flash assignment?? (grin!)
edited by fnimmapu0vitry on 11/9/2007 9:39 AM edited by fnimmapu0vitry on 11/11/2007 8:47 AM
Re: Fireworks fun


by Gary Cahill (pomvahu8zojtys) at 11/8/2007 7:40 PM
I just picked a smiley face to make it simple. I am sure you did fine. Good luck as we move forward.
Great resource for photos
by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/9/2007 4:40 PM
It was nice to keep it simple after all of the complications with Flash. I found a great website for stock photos, many of which are free to use for projects such as this.
http://www.sxc.hu/home
If you click on Advanced Search and select NO for Restricted OK, you can search for only images that are free to use. I was able to type in emotions such as scared, surprised and confused and got many pictures. However, you do need to join to get the full image...it is free.
edited by ffowwabe0vitry on 11/9/2007 4:41 PM
Re: Great resource for photos


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/9/2007 7:15 PM
A SUPER resource; thanks for the link.

Another site I like to use is Creative Commons' search engine.

which allows you to search several sites for works that have been licensed with Creative Commons. edited by fnimmapu0vitry on 11/9/2007 7:18 PM edited by fnimmapu0vitry on 11/10/2007 6:23 AM
Re: Great resource for photos
by Shawna Lopez (be1vithygvetro) at 11/12/2007 5:13 PM
Thanks for the info. Your portfolios always look great!

Re: Fireworks fun
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/10/2007 4:59 PM
I thought your emotion was depicted well. Good job! Denise
Re: Fireworks fun
by Robert Ward (wsyde0sotjaksu) at 11/11/2007 5:24 PM
Hi Heather--Good job on you assignment. This was so much easier. See you around.
Coach Ward
Re: Fireworks fun
by Roy Engram (zzufhoqqyje0so) at 11/11/2007 6:38 PM
You know this will probably get a lot harder. My consolation is that this entire semester will soon end. There are some aspects of it I have enjoyed, but the Flash session was a big disappointment because it seems we really did not have enough time to do what we needed to do to complete the assignments and the software is unfriendly.
Anyway, I hope you have a great week and keep smiling.

Lesson 11


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Buckle
by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 11/21/2007 10:05 AM
Fireworks is so much fun to work with. I am looking forward to more.
Re: Buckle


by Cindy Dickenson (powvabe8kojtys) at 12/2/2007 11:15 AM
It reminds me of Photoshop wich makes it easy and fun too.

Classic Buckle
by Robert Ward (wsyde0sotjaksu) at 11/18/2007 6:58 PM
The last two lessons have been a joy compared to Flash. Much easier to understand and complete the work. Maybe someday I will go back to Flash and study up on it---just kidding. See you guys next week. Happy Thanksgiving.
Re: Classic Buckle


by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 11/21/2007 10:04 AM
This was much easier! I still feel like I need to go back and work on Flash too. Maybe during the break :)
So much easier!
by Leslie Clark (8cibdagqujtos) at 11/16/2007 6:48 PM
I think I enjoy the fact that this program doesn't require the creation of interactivity . . . that was where I got into trouble with Flash. My animations were fine, I just had trouble getting the "interactive part" to work.

I still feel though that the practice exercises leave out vital steps. Though it would take more time, I feel like I would learn more if the book took us from step one of the exercise rather than starting in the middle. I know some of it would be repetitive, but I would rather do that than try to fill in the holes when I go to attempt it on my own.

Have a great holiday!!
So much fun!
by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/16/2007 11:47 AM
I really like working with Fireworks. My only problem is that I am so familiar with Photoshop that I am having to adjust to the different way Fireworks is designed. This is especially true with layers.
Classic Buckle
by Shawna Lopez (be1vithygvetro) at 11/16/2007 10:21 AM
I liked this section. I enjoyed designing my buckle. Not only are my skills at fireworks so is my creativity. sl
Re: Classic Buckle


by Cindy Dickenson (powvabe8kojtys) at 12/2/2007 11:16 AM
It is fun to be creative, and it is much more easier than flash

Fireworks 2--Classic Buckle
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/15/2007 10:17 PM
I had fun creating the belt buckle, although I don't think I used a combine path on it. I keep working on that particular aspect. I actually just played to get the effects I wanted and to see what each effect would do. :)
One thing I did discover by accident was when playing with filters, if you don't like what the filter is doing, instead of entering and then putting an X on it to not show, just hit "Esc". Esc takes you out of it without actually "saving" the filter.
This lesson was easier, but I still feel very inadequate about using these skills. I definitely need more practice. :)
Denise
Re: Fireworks 2--Classic Buckle


by Shawna Lopez (be1vithygvetro) at 11/16/2007 10:23 AM
I forgot to combine paths also. I'll go back and look at it when I have more time.
Re: Re: Fireworks 2--Classic Buckle


by Krista Sutton (suflixxatu9kor) at 11/16/2007 11:34 PM
Shawna,
As you can tell I like the 67 Chevy's as well. You husband has 2 kidneys. He doesn't need both. Does he? j/k
Good luck on the next chapter.
Krista
Re: Fireworks 2--Classic Buckle
by Leslie Clark (8cibdagqujtos) at 11/16/2007 6:44 PM
I tried to combine paths, but it kept telling me that to combine paths, I had to use 2 or more paths. I thought I had. Oh well. I guess the example in the book and the CS3 file had already completed a step that we weren't instructed to do before combining the paths.
Re: Re: Fireworks 2--Classic Buckle


by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/17/2007 11:26 PM
Did you make sure to select both paths (Shift-click on the second object). I always forget this until I realize what that message means.

Re: Fireworks 2--Classic Buckle
by Roy Engram (zzufhoqqyje0so) at 11/18/2007 6:32 PM
I looked at most of the submitted portfolios and came to the conclusion that all of the other submissions are superior to mine. I guess I'm just not artistic. Oh well.
This one was a lot more fun.
Buckle fun
by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/14/2007 6:17 AM
Artistic I'm not! But it was a lot of fun trying to get the various layers to work properly and look something like a buckle.

I'll admit I'm a little nervous, anticipating the next chapter. There wasn't much direction in this project...I guess I want the book to lead me step-by-step. Here's hoping Fireworks doesn't turn into a conflagration for me!
Re: Buckle fun


by Robert Ward (wsyde0sotjaksu) at 11/14/2007 8:56 PM
Your looks great--have agreat thanksgiving holiday.
Re: Buckle fun
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/15/2007 10:22 PM
Hi, Heather….Ditto to both the artistic abilities and what’s to come! I’m the same way about step-by-step instructions until I get more familiar with the software. I like playing, but it seems that extra time is not something I have the luxury of accumulating. :)Good job on your buckle.Denise
Re: Buckle fun
by Gary Cahill (pomvahu8zojtys) at 11/18/2007 7:25 PM
I am not real artistic my self and tend to find the easy way to get things done. I liked playing with the styles as well as the different filters and the effects they have.
Gary
Re: Buckle fun
by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 11/21/2007 10:01 AM
I had fun with this lesson too, but I did have some trouble with the path.

Belt Buckles
by Krista Sutton (suflixxatu9kor) at 11/13/2007 8:16 PM
I had fun learning how to create and modify objects and text. I like learning all the different options available for formatting and changing simple objects like a circle into a realistic looking donut.
Re: Belt Buckles


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/14/2007 6:03 AM
I really enjoyed this lesson too. Fireworks seems to be a lot more powerful than I had ever imagined.
Re: Belt Buckles
by Robert Ward (wsyde0sotjaksu) at 11/14/2007 8:57 PM
This Fireworks stuff was much more enjoyable. You did a good job.
Re: Re: Belt Buckles


by Leslie Clark (8cibdagqujtos) at 11/16/2007 6:46 PM
I really liked yours.

Re: Belt Buckles
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/15/2007 10:26 PM
Hi, Krista… It is neat learning how to take two circles to create the looks of a real donut. :) I’m still willing to learn, but also at the same time a little concerned about the “difficulty” created by the lack of preparation/information in the text. It has been fun, so far, and so much more enjoyable than using Flash. Hopefully, it’ll continue to somewhat user-friendly. :) Good job on your buckle. Denise
Re: Re: Belt Buckles


by Shawna Lopez (be1vithygvetro) at 11/16/2007 10:26 AM
I really wish the text would offer a section on what to do if something isn't working for you. Oh well, I am having fun. sl
Free Tutorials


by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/16/2007 11:50 AM
Whenever I am learning a new program, I find that the text never covers all of what you want to do. By "googling" fireworks tutorials free I was able to find some interesting short tutorials. Here's one website:
http://www.entheosweb.com/fireworks/default.asp
Re: Free Tutorials


by Krista Sutton (suflixxatu9kor) at 11/16/2007 11:29 PM
Barbara,
Thanks for the website. I will go check it out.
Krista
Fireworks 2
by Chiung-Yueh Brumley (zkurlimkyje0so) at 11/11/2007 9:04 PM
It was fun creating belt buckles with fireworks. I am looking forward to learning about intergrating flash, fireworks, and dreamweaver.
Re: Fireworks 2


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/15/2007 6:01 PM
Your buckle looks great!
Re: Fireworks 2
by Gary Cahill (pomvahu8zojtys) at 11/18/2007 7:26 PM
I look forward to the integration but at the same time, I am a little nervous based on the excercises earlier in Flash. :-)


Lesson 12


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Ready or Not . . .
by Leslie Clark (8cibdagqujtos) at 11/29/2007 12:01 AM
I really have enjoyed working in Fireworks. I only wish I had gone ahead and finished on Sunday like I normally do!!! I guess we have to face the inevitable, now . . . :)
Fireworks
by Gary Cahill (pomvahu8zojtys) at 11/28/2007 3:17 PM
This is so much easier than Flash was and more fun I guess because I am not so frustrated.
Re: Fireworks


by Cindy Dickenson (powvabe8kojtys) at 12/2/2007 11:47 AM
It is a lot easier and less stressful

Fireworks Chapter 3
by Roy Engram (zzufhoqqyje0so) at 11/28/2007 10:58 AM
This is a lot better and I enjoyed each of the Fireworks lessons. I wish we could have all had this much fun from the beginning.
Fireworks-Chapter3
by Robert Ward (wsyde0sotjaksu) at 11/25/2007 2:00 PM
Very nice little chapter. I enjoyed the firworks portion of the text so much more than everything else. Good luck next week.
fireworks
by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 11/24/2007 12:54 PM
I love Fireworks. This lesson was so much fun.
Re: fireworks


by Robert Ward (wsyde0sotjaksu) at 11/25/2007 2:01 PM
I agree--this fireworks stuff is ok.

Fireworks
by Shawna Lopez (be1vithygvetro) at 11/23/2007 2:41 PM
This was easier than Flash and I did enjoy learning about Fireworks. I only had to redo my assisgnments 10 times instead of a million!!:)
Fireworks Portfolio 3
by Krista Sutton (suflixxatu9kor) at 11/21/2007 12:47 PM
I like learning the features in Fireworks. I liked learning how to import objects and how to change the colors of objects. I also liked learning how to select specific parts of an object, so you do not have to use the complete picture. I hadn't realized you could do that in Fireworks.
I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!
Krista
Why was Fireworks save to the end?
by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/21/2007 12:14 PM
I am not sure why the writers of this textbook chose to introduce Fireworks last. If we would have add these lessons first, the graphics in our web pages and flash projects would have been much cleaner.
Re: Why was Fireworks save to the end?


by Krista Sutton (suflixxatu9kor) at 11/21/2007 12:48 PM
I agree. At least for me, my "drawings" in Flash would have been better.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Re: Why was Fireworks save to the end?
by Shawna Lopez (be1vithygvetro) at 11/23/2007 2:43 PM
I agree and I think that we all would not have had anxiety attacks with Flash.
Re: Why was Fireworks save to the end?
by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 11/24/2007 12:56 PM
I would have loved to have learned Fireworks first. I think my Flash portfolio would have looked much better.
Re: Why was Fireworks save to the end?
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/26/2007 8:21 PM
I agree with you about why we didn’t have these lessons first. One of the problems with Flash was the graphics needed to complete the projects. I am definitely not an “artist”, but with a few tricks up my sleeve, I think I would have done better with the graphics had Fireworks been done first. As the old saying goes…. “Hind sight is 20/20!” I wish we could say that learning Fireworks first would have solved all of the problems we were having with Flash. :)You did a good job on your project this week. Good luck on this week’s assignment.Denise
Re: Why was Fireworks save to the end?
by Gary Cahill (pomvahu8zojtys) at 11/28/2007 3:19 PM
I think it was to give the readers a break from Flash. Although, I am not sure why the book goes from easy to hard and then to really easy...I think it is a frustration factor.
Re: Why was Fireworks save to the end?
by Leslie Clark (8cibdagqujtos) at 11/28/2007 11:59 PM
I have to jump on the wagon and agree as well. Fireworks really should have come before Flash considering all of the work with graphics we had to do in Flash.

Fireworks 3
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/19/2007 2:29 PM
I actually didn't have many problems with this lesson. It was so much easier than what we have been through with Flash that I thought it was a breeze! Maybe it's because I didn't try following the step-by-step instructions when doing my portfolio; all I did was play with the different aspects of filters, etc., until I attained the look I was looking for. I truly enjoyed working through this lesson's portfolio.
I am a little anxious about trying to integrate the three programs for next week, though, especially Flash.
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and a safe one, too. :)
Denise
Re: Fireworks 3


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/23/2007 10:45 AM
I'm with you, Denise...anxiety is just around the corner :)

Here's hoping the fun with Fireworks will carry us through the rest of the projects!
Re: Fireworks 3
by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 11/24/2007 12:56 PM
Maybe it won't be too bad...:)
Re: Fireworks 3
by Robert Ward (wsyde0sotjaksu) at 11/25/2007 2:02 PM
I agree--good luck next week. Maybe it won't be too difficult.
Re: Fireworks 3
by Roy Engram (zzufhoqqyje0so) at 11/28/2007 11:00 AM
I'm like you. I went through this lesson so fast I began to think I left something out. I'm no artist, but I enjoyed Fireworks.
Re: Fireworks 3
by Leslie Clark (8cibdagqujtos) at 11/29/2007 12:00 AM
I had a good time with this as well, although looking at pictures of bugs for so long may have caused permanent trauma! I'm quite phobic!!

Copy filter settings?
by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/18/2007 7:55 PM
Other than scribbling them down on a piece of paper, is there a way to copy filter settings from one object to another? When I was putting in the various insect objects, I wanted to use the same filter settings on each, and went a little nuts looking them up each time. :)
Copy filter settings? YES!


by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/21/2007 12:08 PM
You can do this through styles. Once you get one object setup the way you want, open the styles panel and click New Style (next to the trash can). You will get a dialog box that allows you to choose which aspects of the object you want in your style. Give your style a name and it will be added to the end of the styles that are already in the Styles panel. Now click on a new object and apply that style.
I got these instructions from HELP by searching for "styles." It works kind of the same as in Desktop Publishing stuff.
Re: Copy filter settings? YES!


by Krista Sutton (suflixxatu9kor) at 11/21/2007 12:49 PM
Thanks for letting us know how to do that. I think that will come in handy!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Re: Copy filter settings? YES!
by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/23/2007 10:55 AM
Doh! Thank you, Barbara :) (And just how many times a day do I remind my students to use all their resources??!)
Re: Copy filter settings? YES!
by Shawna Lopez (be1vithygvetro) at 11/23/2007 2:41 PM
That's good to know thanks for the info!!


Fireworks 3
by Chiung-Yueh Brumley (zkurlimkyje0so) at 11/14/2007 8:21 AM
I must say that I have enjoyed working through all three fireworks projects. It is such a powerful tool in graphic design. I can't believe that I had not learn about fireworks until now.
Re: Fireworks 3


by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/26/2007 8:27 PM
I, too, have also enjoyed learning Fireworks. I have heard about it before, but nothing to really entice me to investigate it further. When time allows, I would like to play with Fireworks more. The catch is going to be “time”. :)Good luck on your project this week. Your bug project looks good, too!Denise
Re: Re: Fireworks 3


by Cindy Dickenson (powvabe8kojtys) at 12/2/2007 11:49 AM
Once my kids learn photoshop this will stretch their minds in doing the same thing but in a different way.



Lesson 13


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Portfolio Integration...
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 12/3/2007 10:34 PM
The integration was not as bad as I had feared. The biggest problem I had was deciding whether or not to redo things in Dreamweaver or leave it in Flash. I left my final portfolio in Flash and just used Dreamweaver for my home page. That way I didn't have to redo all the buttons that were so contankerous to begin with in Flash. I just added a few new things to the Flash file and...wha-la...a finished product!
Denise
Website Portfolio Project
by Robert Ward (wsyde0sotjaksu) at 12/3/2007 9:11 PM
Not too teribly difficult, once you read the instructions several times. The authors haven't done a great job of explaining in my opinion. Anyway it completed, I think.
Re: Website Portfolio Project


by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 12/3/2007 10:36 PM
I agree with you on the "uneasiness" in understanding what the author's wanted. I just did my own thing in the end and it worked better without as much frustrations.
Denise
Portfolio
by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 12/1/2007 3:06 PM
I was very happy with the portfolio project, although I seemed to have very little time for creativity because I was so slow learning the programs. I am going to spend more time "playing" with the programs in order to become more comfortable with them. I will also figure out that Navbar if it is the last thing I do. :)
Yes, able to open
by Kimberly Hall (tywqunroqvatu2) at 11/30/2007 10:27 PM
Yes, I was able to open your files Barbara and everything looks great! I am also able to open Heather's and Roy's, which also look great! For the ones who have zipped files, you need extract the files then save to your desktop or somewhere and then open the home page and everything should work.
It Works!
by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/30/2007 11:59 AM
Well, at least it works for me...please let me know if it doesn't for you.
Here is what I did:
In Dreamweaver, I moved all necessary files to the root folder with the html file. By doing this in Dreamweaver, I got a message asking to update the hyperlinks on my pages. Now I have no subfolders.
Then when I uploaded each file individually, the system seems to know that the paths for the links need to be changed to a location on the wtonline server. I really didn't know it would work this way, but I just finished posting a PowerPoint presentation (with hyperlinks) to another class and everything worked. All of the links that originally pointed to a folder on my computer were converted to a path on wtonline.
Again...let me know if this doesn't work for you.You might get a security message regarding my Flash site, but that will depend on what type of security your network has in place.
Have a GREAT weekend!
Barbara
Uploading woes
by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/30/2007 6:54 AM
Took me a few tries, but I finally figured out that I needed to actually click the Drag and Drop button to enable that function.

Now the problem is "Maximum size exceeded."

Any suggestions?
Re: Uploading woes


by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/30/2007 9:39 AM
In previous classes that I have taken, we had to just email our file(s) to our teacher because of the file sizes. Obviously, the only bad thing about email is that no one else gets to see what you have done.
Maybe we need to let Mrs. Hall know so that we can decide which way to go. She may also have another solution.
Denise
Re: Re: Uploading woes


by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/30/2007 9:59 AM
I noticed that my file size was very large primarily due to including the Flash fla file. Perhaps we can just upload everything without the fla file included. It could be sent in via email, if she wants it.
Re: Re: Re: Uploading woes


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/30/2007 8:21 PM
Ah! Good suggestion. I'll try taking out the .fla and see if that works. Thanks.


Re: Uploading woes
by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 12/1/2007 3:08 PM
I was able to use the drap and drop, but I cannot seem to see my or any one elses page properly.
Re: Re: Uploading woes


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 12/2/2007 7:41 AM
I'm able to open your file, and it looks great.

Are you able to unzip the project files that you download? If not, there's a good (FREE) application here: http://www.7-zip.org/


Lesson 13 Discussion
by Roy Engram (zzufhoqqyje0so) at 11/29/2007 10:39 AM
Well, I managed to finish the integraged portion of our learning adventure, but was unable to get all of the files to upload with my portfolio submission. I suppose it can be reviewed on the CD. The experience was great and I experienced a minimum of problems getting the page to work. I did run out of time again.
Good luck to all and to all fair weather and thanks for the memories.
Problem with Frame 2--solved--sort of....
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/27/2007 10:02 PM
Just to let you know that I still need help with the Frame 2 problem previously posted, but that to temporarily "fix" it, I used a different frame and was able to adjust it to work somewhat correctly.
Denise
Problems with Frame 2?
by Debra Breshears (wmale4mitjaksu) at 11/27/2007 9:22 PM
I've been working through the lesson in the integration section of our text. I am having a problem with Step 4 on Web Collection Standard 1-14 with the Frame 2 drag and drop. When I drag and drop the frame and follow the directions for dragging the left Frame width diamond to the edge, the remaining lines do not fit like the example. I have extra lines that show outside and above the picture. Does anyone have any ideas on what's going on or what's not set right?
Denise
Re: Problems with Frame 2?


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/28/2007 8:34 PM
Denise,

I had the same problem with that frame. I finally just kept resizing it using the 3 resizing handles (upper and lower on the right, lower ONLY on the left) till I got the entire frame approximately the right size. Then I was able to use the Frame Width Diamond (center on the left side) and it all popped into place.

Hope this helps,
Heather

Integration Project
by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/27/2007 5:04 PM
I am following the model used in the book by creating a Dreamweaver page and then placing my Flash file on the page. Here is the problem: when creating a html page, all of the links are separate from the page; unlike Flash which incorporates all into one file.
So....how do we post our portfolio "site" to this class when all dependent files are needed? I am assuming that this is why we did not submit any Dreamweaver work at the beginning of this course.
edited by ffowwabe0vitry on 11/27/2007 5:05 PM
Re: Integration Project


by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/29/2007 11:01 AM
I tried using the "Drag & Drop" function, to just upload the entire folder, but it didn't work (in Firefox).
Re: Re: Integration Project


by Barbara Landingin (ffowwabe0vitry) at 11/29/2007 11:25 AM
Someone in the office suggested that we might be able to zip our site folder and then attach it. This would mean that we would all have to unzip each others files to see their project. It's too bad the instructor didn't setup some kind of webspace for us to all post our projects.


Flash portion of the website
by Heather Burleson (fnimmapu0vitry) at 11/26/2007 9:03 PM
Just curious...Are you going to use the file the book gives us, or replace it with the file we created in the Flash unit?
Re: Flash portion of the website


by Krista Sutton (suflixxatu9kor) at 11/27/2007 1:07 PM
Heather,
I have done both. I was going to e-mail Mrs. Hall to see which one she wants. At least using the data files, we know that all the animation works like it should. I still can't figure out why my navigation bar doesn't work right.
Krista
Re: Re: Flash portion of the website


by Christina Hendon (wxahu1cihjaksu) at 12/1/2007 3:12 PM
Mine doesn't work properly either. It seems to be one of the most important things we needed to learn, so I hope I will eventually get it.
Re: Re: Re: Flash portion of the website


by Leslie Clark (8cibdagqujtos) at 12/2/2007 5:22 PM
Mine doesn't work, either. I'm just going to take the points off, if any. I figure if I ever have to create one, there will be someone around that can help me with it.