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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

Site structure with Plan view

Let's start by creating a new site.

  1. 1. Open Muse. Choose File | New Site. In the New Site dialog box, set Page Width to 960 and Min Height to 800 pixels. Set Margins to 0 all around and Padding Top and Bottom to 10 pixels each. Set the number of Columns to 16. The columns appear as guidelines on the page and we use them to help us align the design elements on our layout. Note that Gutter is set to 20 by default, leave this as it is. The Column Width is calculated by Muse and you should see a value of 41 appear automatically in that field. Remember that all of these values can be changed later if necessary.

  2. 2. Click on OK. The Plan view opens and you'll see a thumbnail representing the Home page at the top left, and a thumbnail representing the A-Master page on the bottom pane.

  3. 3. Save your site right away by selecting File | Save Site. Give it a descriptive name you'll recognize, such as Windsurf.muse.

  4. 4. To create new pages, click on the plus (+) sign to the right...