David Asch - December 2016
Navigate with Power Zoom, spam protection with reCAPTCHA 2 and many more tweaks, bug squashes and perfomance enhancements.
Read on to find out what's new in the latest update to Adobe Muse.
With responsive design and the trend for single page sites, scrolling up and down the page to get to your content can be tedious. One of the new features in Muse 2017 is the Power Zoom (borrowed from InDesign).
Simply select the Hand Tool (keyboard shortcut H), Click and hold on the design canvas, the page will zoom out to display in its entirety. Drag the red rectangle to the area you want to focus on and release to navigate straight to that section.
You can also change the level of zoom with the mouse scroll-wheel or the up and down cursor keys on the keyboard.
Nobody likes squinting at photos of ambiguous letters and numbers in order to submit a form. Thankfully, Muse now has the option to use Google's reCATPCHA2, which is far friendlier, both in its use and also its design.
When used in a form, the visitor just needs to check the I'm not a robot box and then select all images based on a particular theme, e.g. all images containing trees. Far easier than before!
Animations created in Adobe Animate (or Edge Animate) can now be added to a Muse site straight from the Creative Cloud libraries. Previously, animation files could only be added by placing them direct from the save location.
Muse now has the ability to store breakpoints in saved library items. The items behave in the same way as previous versions, so they can be used in any design. This is a great time-saving feature, particularly if your designs have a standard set of breakpoints.
Once created, you simply click the plus sign to the right of the library item, then drag it onto the canvas. The stored breakpoints will be added to the page.
You've published your shiny new site, so you want to let people know about it. The new Share panel gives you quick links to the site itself and also to its In-browser editing URL. You can also copy the link to the clipboard to send over to your clients and share on social media.
The In-Browser editing merge changes dialog is now more streamlined. Changes are now shown live on the page in Muse by default, with the option to show the original version and also see the changes in a separate dialog.
That’s the major features in this release covered. Check back regularly for more news!
Until the next time, take care and happy Musing!