Whether you need a little help with a troublesome project or just want to fill out Firework's somewhat sparse Xtras menu with some free plug-ins, there are quite a few resources available on the Web. If you have a link to add to this page, let me know.

Macromedia Fireworks

Macromedia's Fireworks home base contains updates, add-ons, tips, techniques, a gallery and more. This is your first stop for up-to-the-minute news about Fireworks.

Fireworks Forum

Macromedia maintains a newsgroup where you can discuss Fireworks with other users, and occasionally bump into the author of the Fireworks 2 Bible.


Deja.com is an archive of Usenet and other newsgroups, including Macromedia's. You can search through previous postings to the Fireworks Forum as easily using a Web search engine.

Dreamweaver's Fan Page

Although this is primarily a Dreamweaver site, Massimo has branched out into Fireworks and even Flash. You'll find some excellent export templates and a package of 50 great textures.

PlugIn Com HQ

Lots of free PhotoShop-compatible image filters for Macintosh and Windows, and more that you can purchase in the Plugin Store. Fill out your Fireworks Xtras menu by installing these filters into your Fireworks 2/Settings/Xtras folder.


Makers of Kai's Power Tools (KPT) and other PhotoShop-compatible image filters for Macintosh and Windows. They also offer many interesting 3D design tools. KPT 5 is featured in the Fireworks 2 Bible.

Alien Skin Software

Alien Skin's Eye Candy and Xenofex PhotoShop-compatible image filters offer a wide range of very useful effects. Available for Macintosh and Windows.


Sign up with ArtToday and for $30 a year you have access to the tons of clipart, fonts and stock photography in their online archive. The vector clipart is a great way to start off a Fireworks project. A free membership option gives you access to 40 000 Web graphics.

HTML Tag List

Rob Schluter's HTML Tag List is a great, free HTML reference. Pick a tag and receive detailed information about the tag and its attributes, as well as which browsers support the tag. There are plenty of mirror sites ... pick the one closest to you for the quickest response next time you visit.