fireworks has layer styles and blending modes. Fireworks provides almost twice as many blending modes as Photoshop. Layer styles are called filters in Fireworks. There are 1 to 1, the same layer styles (called “Photoshop Live Effects”) and quite a few additional Fireworks only styles / effects. Blending modes and effects are also quite easy to select and to change in the properties palette.
Dearest kentguy, I think I understand your problem, but you have to elaborate. Are you attempting to turn one whole image into a website? Or, are you creating a series of images and trying to insert them into your website?