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Creative Web Design with Adobe Muse

By David Asch

© 2014 – Focal Press

208 pages | 600 Color Illus.

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About the Book

You’ve found your Muse; now learn how to create with it

Creative Web Design with Adobe Muse is a step-by-step guide to creating fully-featured websites using Adobe Muse. Adobe Muse can be a complicated program, and web design itself is no easy task, although your clients might think so. This book takes you from the initial design and layout stage right up to helping you publish your beautifully designed and richly developed site. Each chapter covers a different section of the website and, in turn, introduces the tools and features of the program, accompanied by useful tips and tricks that help you speed up your workflow. Follow along as a website is created from concept to execution and rich content such as slideshows, galleries, and social media are incorporated. See how each aspect of a website is created with Muse; watch as it’s published; and visit the final version after learning how it was made. If seeing a website created start to finish wasn’t enough, this book also features:

  • Tips on how to incorporate Photoshop into Muse
  • A companion website that was created with Muse where you can get up-to-the-minute coverage on Muse and other tutorials to help you design the perfect website

Through this perfect blend of instruction and inspiration, you’ll be up and running with Adobe Muse in no time.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Muse

The main user interface

Tools

Panels

Chapter 2: Design and layout. Creating a new site in Muse

Master pages: an explanation of the concept of using templates for the site

Site structure: how to add pages and sub-pages to the site

Chapter 3: Designing the Master page template

Styling the background

Working with the page guides, headers and footers

Adding fixed images and text (site consistency)

Creating navigation with the built-in menu system

Chapter 4: Working with individual pages

Adding text content

Creating a text box & pasting from the clipboard

The character panel

Creating character and paragraph styles

Adding images

Placing images from a file & pasting from the clipboard

The fill panel

Creating image styles

Creating manual hyperlinks (text and graphic)

Creating site-wide link styles

Adding Photoshop buttons

Using Muse’s widget library

Composition widgets

Menu widgets

Panel widgets

Slideshow widgets

Chapter 5: Advanced techniques

Chapter 6: Publishing the site. This chapter will focus on uploading the completed site to the web

Preparatory work: adding metadata (page descriptions, keywords, etc.)

Exporting the site as HTML (for manual publishing to a pre-existing domain)

Publishing to a Business Catalyst hosted site from within Muse

About the Author

David Asch is a freelance author, photographer and designer. He has written three titles on Photoshop Elements along with numerous articles on Photoshop and Elements for magazines and websites. He also has a strong grounding in web development and ICT.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM060080
COMPUTERS / Web / General

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