When comparing Adobe Fireworks vs Froont, the Slant community recommends Froont for most people. In the question“What are the best high-fidelity website design tools?” Froont is ranked 4th while Adobe Fireworks is ranked 16th. The most important reason people chose Froont is:
Froont is free for anyone with a [public website](http://froont.com/-terms). This means you agree to your project being shared on the Froont website, where other Froont users may use the design.
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Pro Layer Sharing
Features such as 'Layer Sharing' allows you to quickly update shared components such as headers across multiple pages. Other mockup tools such as Mockingbird will require you to manually propagate changes across all the pages.
Pro Can be used for the entire life-cycle of the design
From lo-fidelity wireframe, into clickable prototype and then assemble the images for the final hi-fi build as well.
Pro Combined Pixel AND Vector editor
Best integration in a graphics editor.
Pro JPG compression preview
Offers a side by side comparison of different JPG compressions in real time with magnifier.
Pro Free for public websites
Froont is free for anyone with a public website. This means you agree to your project being shared on the Froont website, where other Froont users may use the design.
Pro Allows creating responsive pages
Froont allows you to set media queries for creating responsive websites. It provides other features for making responsive sites easily, such as an easily adjustable grid.
Con Was phased out by Adobe
Adobe abandoned this product with no single suitable replacement. Unfortunately, a common story with Adobe products. -- Very disappointing.
Con Crashes every once in a while
It is prone to unexpected crashes. Frequent saves are recommended. -- AGREED!
Con Proprietary PNG format
If you created files with their proprietary PNG format and you no longer have Fireworks (they phased it out) then you're out of luck since nothing else will read those files and preserve the layers and other features that Fireworks offered.
Froont is a web app that runs in your browser - not a full desktop application. While the developer touts this as a 'feature', web apps cannot be as full-featured - nor as stable - as desktop apps (specially when dealing with projects that might be large, or complex).
Con Buggy auto-save
Froont does not provide users with a way to save work, instead making you rely on the auto-save feature that saves every minute. However it's been known to be buggy and not save progress.