In this part of the “GSwF” series, we’re going to show you how to use Fireworks to setup some basic buttons with their own unique mouse-sensitive states and behaviors. This will add another level of interactivity to your designs, so if you’re starting out with Fireworks, you won’t want to miss this one!
Using States and Behaviors in Fireworks
In the last “Getting Started with Fireworks” post, we looked at how to create Hot Spots, or interactive layers that you can use to link things like text or buttons up with other pages in your documents. Today, we’re going to expand on that by showing you how to create multiple “behaviors”, also known as states within your document.
Connor is going to walk us through how to create a simple button with two different states (one for the normal state, one for the mouse-hover state). Then he’ll expand on this by putting the knowledge to use in the practice project we’ve been using for the series. I’ll let Mr. Turnbull take it from here: