Team BAD – after headbanging to Meytal Cohen’s Tool covers and practising a few Adobe Asanas –is finally here to share our experience working with Adobe Muse.
Adobe Muse is an easy to use web design tool for designers who do not want to worry about code. Coders may not like the code it generates because it is especially created for designers who want to see their ideas develop faster on screen.
The Adobe Muse environment is much simpler than Dreamweaver. It is focused towards designers who don’t have in-depth knowledge about HTML/CSS code. It’s not bad news for coders, though, as they can save time working with Muse as well, even though some may not like the automated code.
As Adobe users, we were pretty comfortable with the interface which is quite similar to InDesign. Its inbuilt Import function makes it easy to drag and drop files from Illustrator into our workspace.
When it comes to responsiveness, Adobe Muse has an option to choose any device format when creating a new file which makes it really easy to transfer files from one device version to other (for instance, from desktop to tablet, mobile to Desktop or any other combination).
Muse also let us create geometric shape layers, as well as to resize, adjust and play with color variations, Its comprehensive layer based controls let us adjust layer speed as required.
Designers can preview their designs on a browser or within Muse while working on their designs. Muse supports gif, svg, png, and css animation. For heavy animation Muse works beautifully with Adobe Edge.
Once the file is ready, it can be directly exported to HTML. Then, just use an FTP to upload the exported files to the remote server that hosts your website. And, Tada! Your website is ready to go live!
We used Adobe Muse to create our microsite ‘Techstory.’ Have you seen it yet? What do you think of it? Share your views in the comments!