New Features of Adobe Muse CC

Adobe Muse CC software allows designers to create professional websites for desktop and mobile devices without writing code. Using Adobe Muse CC you can plan, design, and publish HTML pages according to the latest web standards using familiar Adobe tools the same as in Illustrator or InDesign.

You will be able to work quickly with handy and practical sitemaps, master pages, and drag-and-drop workspace. Because of its easy to use advantage the widget like slideshow or menu are Muse is my favorite features. You simply drag them out and they just work the way you expect. Rich experience design is provided by tools for interactivity, image control, precision typography with big collection of free web fonts, browser pinning, and more. And it acts really similar to how a browser acts so you are basically almost designing inside your browser rather than a static design mode.

Adobe Muse CC creates cross-browser-compatible code for you so that you can concentrate on your design. Adobe Muse CC website can be hosted with either Business Catalyst or a hosting provider of your choice. Now let’s talk about the new features of the latest release of Adobe Muse CC that is available to Creative Cloud members only.

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Parallax scrolling

Parallax scrolling enables to define background images and placed content that can scroll at a different rate and a different direction than your user would scroll within the websites. We just place the image on the canvas. Having it selected, we can go into the Effects panel and click on the Scroll Motion tab. This allows us to define parallax scrolling. We can define at what point the key position that we want the scrolling to begin. We can also define which direction we want it to take and the speed of scroll. By the way parallax scrolling is one of the biggest trends in web design right now. Follow this link for one of great example of parallax scrolling: www.soleilnoir.net. Muse’s user-friendly interface allow to apply this effect with no need to write any code.

In-browser editing

Muse now includes a feature that is called In-Browser Editing. This feature allows you, site owners, and your team members make changes to text and image content with the Business Catalyst Administrator interface. The following items can be edited and are able to follow their links: hyperlinked text and image frames; labels in Accordion widgets, Tabbed Panel widgets, and manual Menu widgets; Next, Previous, First, Last, and Close buttons in Slideshow and Composition widgets; Slideshow thumbnail images; text and image frames inside “trigger” areas of Composition widgets.

The following items can not be edited using In-Browser Editing: vertically oriented text; images set as background fills in rectangles, image frames, and widgets; slideshow counters; form submit buttons; dynamically generated menu labels; images with rounded corners, beveled edges, inner glow, or rotation applied, text frames using system fonts, and rotated text frames with effects applied.

Editors using In-Browser Editing don’t need to have Muse installed. People without prior web design experience can make changes because editing takes place in a web browser ― once they’ve been granted editing access.

Layers Panel

If such products like Illustrator and InDesign are familiar to you, you will probably understand how layers tend to function with Adobe products, and Muse CC has a lot of that functionality. The ability to drag between layers, to select groups, to be able to lock objects, to hide and show, delete and duplicate items are all part of the Layers panel feature within Muse now.

Metadata

Within every Muse website, designers are able to input specific metadata that is unique to each page on the site. This metadata includes the webpage title, description, and keywords, which are all important factors in how your site appears in search results.

Metadata can now be assigned to master pages, which is then shared across pages where that master page is applied. When hierarchical masters are used, the <head> text will be shared across all the applied pages on output. Master pages can also have a prefix or a suffix (or both) for the page title on output.

My name is Iaroslav Lazunov, I am a graphic designer from Ukraine. I am glad that I finally found the job in my life that I can share my knowledge and experiments with you in my tutorials. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook and visit my blog Vectorboom.

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3 Comments
  1. Aboby Jun 29, 1:44 pm

    Responsive design?

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    • Daniel Keller Jul 8, 3:03 pm

      try Adobe Reflow! it’s perfect for responsive layouts!

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  2. Seol Jan 8, 8:04 am

    Thanks a lot for this posting. I was wondering about In-Browser Editing and your post was helpful. One follow-up question: my client is an art dealer, he will need to be able to move items (image+descriptions) from one library to another (ex. “Available Paintings” to “Sold”), and add new items to a given library (ex. newly acquired paintings to “Available Paintings”). Are these also the types of changes in-brower editor can make? You did mention text and images can be edited, and I am specifically wondering about adding & moving new images across image libraries.

    Many thanks,
    Seol

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