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Learning Adobe Muse

Jennifer Farley

Create beautiful websites without writing any code with this book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849693141
Paperback268 pages

About This Book

  • A step by step guide to using Adobe's latest design tool to build websites
  • A thorough coverage of all the features introduced in Adobe Muse
  • Design tips and advice for new designers

Who This Book Is For

This book is written for beginner web designers and also graphic designers who are interested in using their print design skills on the Web. It will teach you how to quickly build websites without the need to learn HTML or CSS.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Welcome to Muse
What is this Muse you speak of?
Chapter 2: The Muse Workflow
Print workflow versus web workflow
The Muse workflow
Chapter 3: Planning Your Site
Page layouts
What appears on a typical web page?
Wireframes with Muse
Site structure with Plan view
Working with wireframes
Where are the files generated by Muse?
Chapter 4: Powerful Pages
Master pages
Working with pages within your site
Editing page properties
Creating links
Chapter 5: The Joy of Rectangles
Working with rectangles
Adding color – fills and strokes
Adding effects to rectangles
Change stacking order of rectangles
Creating a mixture of round and square corners
Creating full width rectangles
Chapter 6: Typography, Muse, and the Web
The power of text
Creating text frames
Editing text
Creating and applying paragraph styles
Creating and applying character styles
Creating headings
Metadata – the hidden text on your page
Chapter 7: Working with Images
Hello web-friendly images
Choosing the best file format
Web-safe colors – a thing of the past?
Getting images onto your page
Adding a logo
Using a tiled image as a background
Using a photographic image as a background image
Pinning an image
Taking care of site files with the Assets panel
Group objects together to work with them as a single object
Chapter 8: Customizing with Widgets—Menus and Panels
Working with widgets
How menu widgets work
Tabbed Panels
Deleting a panel
Chapter 9: More Widgets—Compositions and Slideshows
Composition widgets
Slideshow widgets
Adding a Google Map to your page
Adding a Twitter (or any other type of) feed to your site
Chapter 10: Muse, Meet the Adobe Creative Suite
Muse, Meet the Adobe Creative Suite
Chapter 11: Previewing and Testing Your Site
Previewing pages
Export HTML for browser testing
What to test for?
Chapter 12: Publishing Your Site
Adobe ID
Publishing a temporary site
Editing and updating a site
Upgrading and launching
Alternative hosting

What You Will Learn

  • Plan a website from scratch.
  • Create a functioning website prototype
  • Use master pages to apply a common look and feel across the website
  • Apply effects such as drop shadows, bevel, and glow
  • Add interactive elements to your site including an image slideshow
  • Design tips and advice for new designers and graphic designers moving from print to the web
  • Preview and test your website
  • Publish your site with Business Catalyst or a third party hosting provider

In Detail

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.


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