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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

Choosing the best file format

Before we start going crazy with our images on the website, we need to understand some basics about the type of image file formats we can use on the Web and how to choose the best one for the job. As mentioned, there are three image formats that are supported by nearly all web browsers. The one you pick depends on how many colors are there in your image and whether it has any transparent areas.

They are as follows:

  1. 1. JPEG

  2. 2. GIF

  3. 3. PNG

Here's an overview of each image file format:


JPEG (.jpg) stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and was developed to store photographic images. This format supports millions of colors, but is known as a lossy format, meaning it throws away fine details to compress the image into a smaller file.

The good news is that we can choose the level of compression when we save an image in a JPEG format. It's possible to set the amount of compression on a scale of 0–100 (0 is the highest compression and lowest quality; 100 is the least...