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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

Page layouts

The layout of your website can be a deciding factor on whether your visitors will stay on your website or leave with an impatient click. You could think of the layout as a map. If it's easy for the visitors to "read" the map, they are more likely to stick around and find the content you're providing. Let's take a look at some of the typical layouts we see on the Web today.

Bread and butter layouts

When we're designing a layout for a web page, there are a number of sections that we need to include. These sections can be broken into the following:

  • Consistent content: This does not change throughout the site. Examples of this type of content are logos, navigation bars, and footers.

  • Changing content: This is the part of the page that changes throughout the site, usually the main content. In some situations, the content of the sidebar may also change.

A web designer's job is to create a layout that keeps the visitor focused on the content while keeping it nice and easy to navigate around...