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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

Working with wireframes

Now that we've set up the site structure and can see how the site flows, our next step is to use Muse's tools to draw a simple wireframe.

Muse provides several features to allow us to create wireframes. These include:

  • A rectangle tool to create graphics and text placeholders

  • Column grid for alignment of layout elements in the Design view

  • The Assets panel, which includes features to update placeholder images

For the windsurfing site, we're going to use a one-column layout with a header at the top, a main content area in the middle, and a footer at the bottom of the page. The header will include the site name with a tagline, links to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and a navigation bar containing links to the pages on the top-level of our hierarchy.

The main content area is the part of the page that will change throughout the site.

The footer at the bottom of the page will hold copyright information.

Let's start by adding one more page to our site. This will be our wireframe...