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Muse Essential Training

with Justin Seeley

Video: Welcome

Adobe Muse is an application that allows you to create websites without writing any code. Using Muse tools, you can quickly and easily get your site out of your head and onto the Web. This video welcomes you to the tutorials and provides an overview of topics covered in this series, including creating a site map for your website, creating pages for desktop and mobile viewing, and incorporating elements like images and forms.
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  1. 35m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 11s
    2. How to use the exercise files
    3. How to send feedback
      1m 18s
    4. How this course is updated
    5. What's new in the August 2014 update
      9m 46s
    6. What's new in the October 2014 update
      13m 12s
    7. What's new in the June 2015 Update
      9m 18s
  2. 13m 38s
    1. What is Muse?
      3m 31s
    2. Exploring the difference between print and web
      5m 28s
    3. Understanding web graphics
      4m 39s
  3. 26m 59s
    1. Touring the Muse interface
      4m 44s
    2. Exploring the Tools panel
      4m 6s
    3. Working with panels in Muse
      3m 53s
    4. Selecting objects
      2m 38s
    5. Navigating a Muse document
      2m 42s
    6. Understanding Plan, Design, and Preview modes
      3m 44s
    7. Previewing your site in a browser
      5m 12s
  4. 19m 32s
    1. Creating a Muse website
      7m 1s
    2. Adjusting the site properties
      2m 0s
    3. Adding and deleting pages from your website
      4m 8s
    4. Adjusting individual page properties
      3m 51s
    5. Creating a favicon for your site
      2m 32s
  5. 20m 56s
    1. Setting up master pages
      5m 41s
    2. Setting up headers and footers
      5m 15s
    3. Adjusting browser fill
      2m 20s
    4. Changing page attributes
      2m 56s
    5. Working with guides
      4m 44s
  6. 24m 26s
    1. Importing graphics into Muse
      6m 31s
    2. Working with the Assets panel
      2m 0s
    3. Manipulating graphics in Muse
      3m 23s
    4. Round-trip editing with Photoshop
      3m 1s
    5. Embedding graphics into Muse
      2m 56s
    6. Adding alternative text values
      2m 35s
    7. Using images as your background
      4m 0s
  7. 37m 57s
    1. Drawing shapes with Muse
      2m 39s
    2. Transforming objects
      3m 1s
    3. Working with fills and strokes
      5m 17s
    4. Grouping objects together
      2m 16s
    5. Changing the stacking order of objects
      4m 50s
    6. Aligning objects in Muse
      3m 47s
    7. Adding effects to objects
      3m 36s
    8. Creating graphic styles in Muse
      1m 44s
    9. Wrapping text around objects
      4m 2s
    10. Creating 100-percent-width objects
      4m 13s
    11. Pinning objects in the browser
      2m 32s
  8. 30m 46s
    1. Getting text into Muse
      1m 28s
    2. Formatting your text
      4m 25s
    3. Understanding web typography
      3m 2s
    4. Working with web fonts in Muse
      7m 53s
    5. Creating paragraph and character styles
      4m 6s
    6. Creating bulleted lists
      4m 22s
    7. Using spell check in Muse
      2m 39s
    8. Exploring the Glyphs panel
      2m 51s
  9. 8m 39s
    1. Creating color swatches in Muse
      5m 35s
    2. Creating and adding gradients
      3m 4s
  10. 13m 19s
    1. Creating hyperlinks in Muse
      4m 9s
    2. Working with link styles
      4m 9s
    3. Understanding anchor links
      5m 1s
  11. 19m 59s
    1. Creating a dynamic menu in Muse
      5m 26s
    2. Creating a manual menu in Muse
      4m 34s
    3. Modifying the states of your menu
      4m 22s
    4. Working with Photoshop buttons
      5m 37s
  12. 42m 24s
    1. Exploring the Widgets panel in Muse
      3m 15s
    2. Building an accordion panel
      5m 15s
    3. Creating a tabbed panel
      5m 8s
    4. Creating tooltips
      6m 40s
    5. Working with slideshows
      6m 18s
    6. Creating forms in Muse
      9m 24s
    7. Working with social widgets
      6m 24s
  13. 9m 56s
    1. Understanding HTML
      3m 52s
    2. Creating an interactive map
      3m 0s
    3. Working with YouTube video embeds
      3m 4s
  14. 12m 47s
    1. What is parallax scrolling?
      3m 1s
    2. Applying scroll effects in Muse
      9m 46s
  15. 19m 54s
    1. Creating a mobile website in Muse
      4m 13s
    2. Adding a tablet version of your site
      7m 25s
    3. Adding a mobile version of your site
      5m 44s
    4. Previewing mobile websites
      2m 32s
  16. 17m 17s
    1. Exporting to HTML and CSS
      3m 28s
    2. Uploading your site via FTP
      4m 24s
    3. Publishing to Adobe's Business Catalyst platform
      2m 22s
    4. Updating your existing website
      2m 8s
    5. Working with in-browser editing tools
      3m 4s
    6. Viewing site analytics
      1m 51s
  17. 1m 16s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 16s

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Muse Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 5h 55m Beginner Updated Jun 16, 2015


Learn how to create HTML-based websites with Muse—a toolset familiar to anyone who has used Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator. Staff author Justin Seeley covers the design process from start to finish, from setting up web pages and populating them with graphics and text, to creating dynamic menus and adding special features such as widgets, slideshows, animations, embedded video, social media integration, and more. Justin also explains how to create an alternate layout for display on mobile devices, publish and update your site, and view analytics on web traffic.

Topics include:
  • Becoming familiar with the Muse interface
  • Creating a sitemap
  • Setting up master pages
  • Working with headers and footers
  • Importing and embedding graphics
  • Scaling, rotating, and aligning page objects
  • Wrapping text around images
  • Working with web-safe and Typekit fonts
  • Creating links
  • Adding menus for navigation
  • Inserting an interactive map
  • Adding a Facebook Like button
  • Building a Business Catalyst form
  • Exporting the site to HTML
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Hi there. And welcome to Muse Essential Training. My name is Justin Seeley and I'm a staff author here at If you're a designer interested in creating websites, but not sure where to start, you've come to the right place. Adobe Muse is an application that lets you create fully functioning websites without ever writing a single line of code. In this course, I'll walk you through everything Muse has to offer. We'll start off by planning our website and creating a site map using the planning environment inside of Adobe Muse.

From there, you and I will work together to create web pages that incorporate dynamic menus, showcase images using slide shows, contain functioning contact forms, and a whole lot more. Once we're all finished designing the desktop version of our site, I'll walk you through the basics of creating tablet and mobile versions of your website as well. And then when it's all said and done, I'll show you just how easy it is to get your site out of Muse and onto the web. I'm really excited to show you how you can use these tools to begin your web design education.

We've got quite a bit to cover though. So if you are ready, let's jump right in and begin Muse Essential Training.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Muse Essential Training .

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Q: This course was updated on 8/14/2014. What changed?
A: Adobe updated some of Muse's typography and form features, which Justin addresses in new movies in the "Working with Text" and "Working with Widgets" chapters. For a more detailed overview of the changes, check out the "What's new in the August 2014 update" movie.
Q: This course was updated on 10/06/2014. What changed?
A: We added a new movie covering the October 2014 changes to Muse, and updated the movie on uploading your Muse website via FTP.
Q: This course was updated on 6/16/2015. What changed?
A: Muse was updated, along with many other applications in Adobe Creative Cloud, in June 2015. We added one movie describing the update and two more concentrating on the enhanced typography features in Muse CC 2015.
Q: The author recommends another course, Designing a Mobile Website with Muse, but I can't find it in the library. Where is this course?
A: Designing a Mobile Website with Muse was retired. Check out chapter 14 of Muse Essential Training, "Creating Mobile and Tablet Sites," for more information about mobile development in Muse.





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