Adobe Muse can be a complicated program, and web design itself is no easy task, although your clients might think so.
The book takes you from the initial design and layout stage right up to helping you publish your beautifully designed and richly developed site. Each chapter covers a different section of the website and, in turn, introduces the tools and features of the program, accompanied by useful tips and tricks that help you speed up your workflow.
Follow along as a website is created from concept to execution and rich content such as slideshows, galleries, and social media are incorporated. See how each aspect of a website is created with Muse; watch as it’s published and visit the final version after learning how it was made.
A web page can't replace the experience of thumbing through a book in a bookshop to see if it's the right one for you.
Here is a synopses of what you'll learn from each of the chapters as you progress through.
Beginning with launching the program from fresh, chapter one first introduces you to the book's example website project. This is followed by an overview of Adobe Muse CC and its tools and features. Here you'll learn about Muse's interface and modules and how they play their part in the design and construction process of creating a website.
Just like its print counterpart, the master page in Muse defines the foundations of a website's design. In chapter two of the book, you'll learn about the construction of the master page; including defining the styling, header and footer areas and navigation that will feature consistently across the entire website.
Chapter three is where the page content of the desktop site is put together, building upon the master page design from chapter two. Learn how to add rich, interactive content, using Muse's built-in widgets to build slideshows, interactive presentations, contact forms and much more.
Your visitors will want to view your site wherever they are, not just on their desktops and laptops . In chapter four, you'll learn how to build dedicated mobile versions of your site, giving you the freedom to tailor the content to display perfectly on cell phones and tablets, whilst still having all the features found in the full desktop version of the website.
Your beautiful new site needs to be found on the Internet when it's published. Chapter five is all about search engine optimization. Learn how to make your website content as discoverable as possible by writing site descriptions, using rich keyword content, adding social media buttons and many more tricks and tips.
Now that you've completed the site, it's time to put it out there on the web for all to see! In this chapter you'll learn how to launch the site using Adobe's hosting platform, as well as uploading to a third-party host. You'll also learn how to work with the Muse dashboard and give your clients control of the content with in-browser editing.
The software industry moves fast and some of the features of Adobe Muse arrived too late to be included in the main sections of the book. Chapter seven is the place to find the ones that got away, as well as the miscellaneous techniques that didn't fit in. Learn how to animate your page content using Scroll Effects, use the Muse Library and much more.
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Please note that many of the photos contained here have been used with permission of the owner of the Brighton Cake Company.
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