Yesterday Adobe moved Muse from the private beta and launched it as a free public beta. The new app (built by InDesign veterans) promises to let graphic designers “create websites as easily as you create layouts for print.” Key features for Muse include:
- Planning — Use easy-to-use sitemaps, master pages, and flexible, site-wide tools.
- Design — Combine imagery, graphics and text almost as if you were using InDesign.
- Interactivity — Drag and drop fully customizable widgets (nav menus, slide shows, etc.) & embed HTML code snippets.
- Publishing — Preview in Muse, then convert to a live website hosted by Adobe or the provider of your choice.
I wont bore you with technical jargon and any more text surrounding Muse – instead I will leave you with the following 2 videos made by the Adobe team explaining what Muse is all about – and showing off some of the functionality it holds.