Length: 2 Days

Cost: $895

Time: 9am - 4pm

Free Retakes: 8 Months

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Adobe Muse Level 1

Class Description

Adobe Muse is for those new to web design that want to build websites without learning HTML and CSS. Muse is a great tool for small to medium sized web projects for those that have no web experience. Muse enables you to build a website using familiar knowledge from InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. You will learn to use Master pages, incorporate images, set up navigation, and publish your website in this 2 day class.

Class Prerequisites

Solid computer skills, Mac or Windows.

What is Adobe Muse?

  • How Muse differs from Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Creating drag and drop websites without writing code
  • How Muse is similar to InDesign and the Creative Suite applications
  • Understanding the Adobe Muse website development workflow

Creating your site

  • Starting with a Site File and how this is similar to starting with Adobe InDesign files
  • Understanding the differences between Fixed and Fluid Widths
  • How margins in Muse are similar to margins in InDesign

Planning Your Website and Designing Pages

  • Utilizing the Muse Plan view to add and organize your web pages
  • Taking advantage of the flexibility of adding pages down the line
  • Applying the default master page to the entire website
  • Adding navigation to the Header and Footer
  • Using Page Guides to define the size of the Header and Footer

Graphics, Images and the Look of your Site

  • Understanding the difference between RGB and CMYK
  • Working with "Web Safe" colors
  • Ensuring images are 72ppi, or "Low Resolution" for fast downloads
  • How Muse automatically adjusts placed images to 72ppi
  • Copying and pasting .GIF, .JPG, .PNG or Photoshop (PSD) files directly into Muse
  • What file format is the best choice for each image
  • Adding color and a background image to your master page
  • Ensuring a background image is the proper size for your site
  • Using the Muse Control Panel and similarities between other Adobe applications
  • Creating 100% width content that stretch to the width of the browser window

Navigation, Links and Buttons

  • Understanding that navigation is one of the foundations of your site
  • Making sure your planned website and navigation are consistent
  • Adding Global Navigation by dragging and dropping
  • Adding internal and external links
  • Changing the appearance of links with Edit Link Styles
  • Adding buttons with different appearances, and working with Rollover buttons

Working with Text in Adobe Muse

  • Typing or pasting text in Muse and understanding formatting options
  • Working with Column Guides
  • Using Web Safe Fonts to ensure a consistent user experience
  • How fonts are measured differently for web (pixels) instead of points as in print applications
  • What is CSS and how Muse automatically utilizes these styles
  • Tips on adding text that is "Google Friendly"

More Complex Content

  • Adding Pin Content so a button can float above the rest of the page
  • Using the Link Anchor button to jump from one area on a page to another
  • Adding slideshows and maps to your site

Publishing Websites

  • Deciding on a host: Whether you are using Adobe Business Catalyst or another host
  • Choosing and obtaining your URL
  • If using a non-Adobe host, learn how to export your HTML and upload it