Just in time for the CS3 Launch – my Fireworks Gradient Panel that I wrote about in January now has a nice new face and a handful of additional features — the ability to change the fill mode to solid, linear gradient or radial gradient and set the orientation on gradients. I also added the ability to synchronize the color and opacity nodes, a requirement by gradients in Flash. I’ve added a slider to the opacity stops so you can quickly set their value as well. I’m using this panel all the time and find it really streamlines my work.
I have a new article at the Fireworks Developer Center that digs a little deeper into the features — you can download it from there.