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Learning Adobe Muse

By : Jennifer Farley
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Learning Adobe Muse

By: Jennifer Farley

Overview of this book

Adobe Muse is an exciting new tool from the world's foremost design software company which allows users to create beautiful and fully functioning websites without writing any code. It provides graphic designers the power to use their print design skills over the Web. This book will help web designers as well as graphic designers to master Adobe Muse quickly. It will provide step-by-step instructions that guide you through building a website with Adobe Muse."Learning Adobe Muse" will teach you how to plan, design and publish websites using Adobe Muse. It starts by covering the tools and interface of the program and moves on to the concepts you'll need to understand for laying out your web pages. You'll learn how to format text using reusable styles, add images, create a clean navigation system, and add interactive elements such as panels and slideshows to your pages and all this without writing a single line of code!By the end of the book you will have created a smartlydesigned, fully-functioning website.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Learning Adobe Muse
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Print workflow versus web workflow

In an ideal world, print design would retain an important pride of place forever. However, the reality is that in many parts of the world, people are finding their information and entertainment on the Web. If the audience is on the Web, designers will need to move with the times and follow suit. Making a smooth transition from paper to screen can be challenging, but that's where Muse joins the party.

Muse allows you to create websites in a similar fashion to how you create print layouts. It is aimed squarely at graphic designers and newbie designers who want to create eye-catching designs for the Web, but who don't want to learn coding in order to create a website.

In a print workflow, a graphic designer may begin their design with a pencil and paper to create a quick initial mockup. The designer would use Adobe InDesign (or something similar such as Quark Express) to lay out the page, and software such as Illustrator or Photoshop to create and edit images...