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Foundation Fireworks CS4 by Hugh Griffith, Matthew Keefe, Chuck Mallott, Matt Heerema, Craig Erskine, Grant Hinkson

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14.2. Setting up the workspace

Before we get started, we need to make some decisions about our project. We need to think about several aspects of our design, including page size (width), color scheme, navigation, and page layout. For the purposes of this exercise, let's just say we've already made those decisions, we've sketched out some preliminary layouts, and we're ready to start prototyping with Fireworks.

14.2.1. Designing the site's background

We've decided that we want a canvas size of 1,000 pixels (px) wide to accommodate a fixed-width layout that works well in most modern screen resolutions. In order to have room for all of our content, we'll give our canvas a height of 1,100 px. To establish this in Fireworks, select Modify Canvas ...

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