I know most people use Photoshop for web graphics, but it’s never been my cup of tea. Way back in the ’90’s (you in the back, stop snickering) I was introduced to Fireworks (version 3, I believe) and I never looked back.
Best way to quickly and precisely create graphics for the web, in my opinion. Now Adobe is annoucning, along with Adobe CC, that Fireworks is being retired since it overlaps with Photoshop, Illustrator, and others.
I say nonsense, but then I don’t run the company. For me, it’s a huge step backwards as it’s been my go-to tool for designing on the web. I really, really don’t want to learn Photoshop, since it lacks a lot of the things I really like using in Fireworks.
Time to start checking out the FOSS alternatives out there.