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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

Composition widgets

There are several interactive widgets available in Muse which fall under the umbrella term of Composition widgets. They consist of a small container which is known as the "trigger" and a larger container called the "target". When you click on the trigger, something happens in the target. An example of this would be a photo gallery where a user clicks on a thumbnail image and a full-sized version is displayed in the container. For example, you can use a Basic Composition widget to create a photo gallery, with thumbnail triggers that display the full-sized photos when the user clicks on the trigger.

The Composition section of the Widget Library menu includes the following:

  • Blank: This widget consists of a number of small thumbnails, which you link manually to the larger container area. When the thumbnail is clicked the content of the large container changes accordingly.

  • Featured News: This widget is somewhat similar to the Accordion and Tabbed widgets we saw in the last...