no problem . I take it you are going to develop using ASP cause you posted in the asp forum. How much ASP experience do you have?
here would be a good place to start looking and learning. Nearly every second post that has ASP code in it will have a recordset and code for creating recordsets from the results of an sql query on a database.
Fireworks Vs Photoshop
I would find it hard to compare these 2 as i do feel that they are not applications for doing the same thing. Ok they both produce graphics and can manipulate graphics but there main functionalities are different. Fireworks does not have the power of photoshop for manipulating photos or for creating complex graphics. However Fireworks is good at creating web graphics. Fireworks file sizes are smaller that what you get from photoshop, which makes a big difference on the web. Photoshop is very complex to use compared to Fireworks.
You may find that a combination of them both would suit you.
Other asp resources
type in "asp resources" or "asp tutorials" into google will yield you lots of useful sites.