In This Chapter
A simple method for organizing content and making a website dynamic is the use of hyperlinks, simple links from one location of a site to another. You can create a link by using a button, text, or even a move of the mouse pointer. By using layers in Fireworks, you can make those links dynamic and visually interesting.
In this chapter, you find out how Fireworks uses layers and then create navigational links by using the Slice feature.
Even if you're an Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator user, the Layers panel in Fireworks may be somewhat of a mystery because it works differently from the way you might expect. Read on to find out how to take advantage of Fireworks layers. To see the Layers panel, choose WindowLayers.
Figure 6-1 shows the two main components of the Layers panel:
Note that if you open an image from Photoshop that already has a Background layer, it carries through ...