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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

Chapter 5. The Joy of Rectangles

In the previous chapter we looked briefly at how to add some text to our pages and also, how to add links to allow us to jump from page to page in the browser. These are an essential part of website building. In this chapter, we're discussing another important fundamental building block of Muse websites – the rectangle.

A rectangle is exactly as it sounds, that is, a shape. When we draw a rectangle, we're creating a shape to layout objects in place on our pages. A rectangle can hold text or images, they can be filled with color and outlined with a stroke. And even though they are called rectangles, they can be square in shape and we can round their corners off to make them circular in shape.

In this chapter we'll learn how to do the following:

  • Set up a background rectangle

  • Create a rectangle

  • Select or adjust a rectangle

  • Cut/copy/paste rectangles

  • Position and rotate rectangles

  • Duplicate a rectangle