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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

The Muse workflow

Muse features five distinct views or sections. These are:

  • Plan

  • Design

  • Preview

  • Publish

  • Manage

These views are a representative of the steps a designer will take when designing and building a website (without Muse). We'll take a look at each of these in turn, but let's start with a quick recap on how to create your site in Muse.

Create a site

In the first chapter we looked at the Muse interface and saw how to create a new site in Muse. Choose File | New. This process is very similar to creating a new document in InDesign. It creates a .muse file which is similar to an .indd (InDesign) file as it holds information about our web pages and the master pages.

We can set up the width of our page, and based on our knowledge of common screen resolutions (1024x768), the default width of 960 pixels is suitable.

By entering a page width value we are creating a fixed width (sometimes called static width) layout. This means that the layout will not change in width even if the browser...