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Muse Essential Training

Working with in-browser editing


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Muse Essential Training

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  1. 1m 4s
    1. What is Muse?
      1m 4s
  2. 31m 11s
    1. Welcome
      47s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 23s
    3. What's new in the August 2012 update
      7m 15s
    4. What's new in the December 2012 update
      4m 34s
    5. What's new in March 2013 update
      5m 42s
    6. What's new in the June 2013 update
      3m 54s
    7. What's new in the August 2013 update
      2m 45s
    8. What's new in the November 2013 update
      4m 51s
  3. 18m 3s
    1. Understanding print vs. web design
      6m 9s
    2. Understanding web graphics
      3m 24s
    3. Creating web graphics
      6m 13s
    4. Understanding the limits of Muse
      2m 17s
  4. 26m 25s
    1. Working with the different views
      3m 36s
    2. Previewing a site
      3m 0s
    3. A tour of the Muse interface
      3m 11s
    4. Understanding the tools
      4m 7s
    5. Switching between the tools
      2m 46s
    6. Understanding the current selection
      2m 23s
    7. Understanding the hint label
      1m 37s
    8. Zooming and magnifying
      2m 59s
    9. Working with layers
      2m 46s
  5. 11m 31s
    1. Exploring the new site options
      4m 32s
    2. Creating a sitemap
      3m 7s
    3. Setting up master pages
      3m 52s
  6. 26m 32s
    1. Changing page attributes
      3m 3s
    2. Creating a browser fill
      4m 50s
    3. Understanding page guides
      3m 39s
    4. Establishing headers and footers
      4m 18s
    5. Changing site and page properties
      4m 45s
    6. Adding page metadata
      3m 36s
    7. Creating a favicon
      2m 21s
  7. 47m 59s
    1. Importing graphics
      3m 3s
    2. Adding animated GIFs and SWFs
      2m 35s
    3. Adding animations from Adobe Animate
      3m 7s
    4. Working with graphics
      3m 29s
    5. Using an image as a background
      4m 32s
    6. Understanding the Assets panel
      5m 1s
    7. Understanding asset size and resolution
      3m 43s
    8. Roundtrip editing with Photoshop and Fireworks
      4m 52s
    9. Embedding graphics
      3m 31s
    10. Adding alternate text
      2m 59s
    11. Adding downloadable content
      1m 41s
    12. Creating parallax scrolling
      3m 42s
    13. Working with the user library
      3m 39s
    14. Exploring the Muse Exchange
      2m 5s
  8. 40m 6s
    1. Transforming objects
      3m 58s
    2. Locking objects
      1m 39s
    3. Working with groups
      3m 12s
    4. Understanding stacking order
      3m 34s
    5. Using ruler guides
      2m 6s
    6. Using the Align panel
      2m 18s
    7. Aligning and distributing with Smart Guides
      3m 28s
    8. Rounding Corners
      2m 58s
    9. Using effects
      3m 1s
    10. Creating graphic styles
      3m 59s
    11. Wrapping an object around text
      2m 42s
    12. Creating 100 percent width objects
      3m 36s
    13. Pinning an object to the browser
      3m 35s
  9. 30m 2s
    1. Getting text into Muse
      2m 18s
    2. Formatting your text
      4m 33s
    3. Working with web-safe and system fonts
      4m 4s
    4. Working with Typekit fonts
      2m 45s
    5. Create paragraph styles
      3m 15s
    6. Creating character styles
      2m 30s
    7. Setting style export tags
      5m 1s
    8. Understanding minimum height
      3m 6s
    9. Using spell check
      2m 30s
  10. 6m 48s
    1. Creating color swatches
      2m 10s
    2. Working with stroke and fills
      2m 35s
    3. Using gradients
      2m 3s
  11. 15m 35s
    1. Creating a hyperlink
      3m 53s
    2. Working with link styles
      6m 0s
    3. Using link anchors
      5m 42s
  12. 20m 18s
    1. Using the States panel
      4m 8s
    2. Importing a Photoshop button
      4m 44s
    3. Creating menus
      4m 58s
    4. Modifying menus
      6m 28s
  13. 40m 51s
    1. Understanding widgets
      2m 23s
    2. Building an accordion panel
      4m 50s
    3. Setting up a tabbed panel
      6m 49s
    4. Creating pop-up tooltips
      5m 38s
    5. Creating a thumbnail slideshow
      4m 12s
    6. Creating a lightbox slideshow
      4m 15s
    7. Understanding text form fields
      3m 55s
    8. Creating a simple form
      5m 38s
    9. Working with Social widgets
      3m 11s
  14. 9m 20s
    1. Understanding arbitrary HTML
      3m 24s
    2. Inserting a map
      3m 46s
    3. Embedding videos
      2m 10s
  15. 17m 22s
    1. Exporting your site to HTML
      1m 55s
    2. Uploading your site via FTP
      1m 50s
    3. Publishing your site to Business Catalyst
      2m 26s
    4. Updating your site
      3m 4s
    5. Working with in-browser editing
      5m 31s
    6. Viewing analytics for your site
      2m 36s
  16. 16m 13s
    1. Creating a mobile site
      2m 26s
    2. Adding a tablet site
      3m 52s
    3. Adding a mobile phone site
      5m 33s
    4. Previewing mobile sites
      2m 24s
    5. Linking between alternate layouts
      1m 58s
  17. 1m 23s
    1. Next steps
      1m 23s

Video: Working with in-browser editing

After publishing your website, sometimes you are completely finished working on it. But quite often, changes do need to be made. If you happen to be making a website for a client, it can be advantageous to let them make the changes to the site via in-browser editing. I do need to state that this feature will only work if you're using Adobe Business Catalyst as your host. If you're using your own host, you will not have this functionality. Now after you've published your site, there's a few things you're going to need to do in order to make it available for editing by the client. The first thing you want to do is inside Muse, go to File > Site Properties. In here, you want to make sure you're in the Content tab, and you click Enable In-Browser Editing.

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Muse Essential Training
6h 0m Beginner May 07, 2012 Updated Nov 13, 2013

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In this course, author James Fritz shows how to create HTML-based websites with Muse—a toolset familiar to anyone who has used Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator. The course 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. James 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:
  • 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
  • Adding animations with Adobe Animate
  • Creating a simple form
  • Inserting an interactive map
  • Adding a Facebook Like button
  • Creating mobile and tablet-accessible sites
  • Exporting the site to HTML
Subjects:
Design Web Web Design
Software:
Muse
Author:
James Fritz

Working with in-browser editing

After publishing your website, sometimes you are completely finished working on it. But quite often, changes do need to be made. If you happen to be making a website for a client, it can be advantageous to let them make the changes to the site via in-browser editing. I do need to state that this feature will only work if you're using Adobe Business Catalyst as your host. If you're using your own host, you will not have this functionality. Now after you've published your site, there's a few things you're going to need to do in order to make it available for editing by the client. The first thing you want to do is inside Muse, go to File > Site Properties. In here, you want to make sure you're in the Content tab, and you click Enable In-Browser Editing.

That has to be turned on in order for your site to be able to be edited by your client. After you've done this, you can go to the Manage button. And it will bring you online to the Adobe Business Catalyst Manage page. From here, you need to create a ID for your client, so they can log in and make changes to the site. So what we're going to do is go to Site Settings. And down here, there's an option called, Admin Users. Here you need to create a new admin user. So what you would do, is click Invite Admin User, and then you would give them an email address, a first and last name and even a phone number if you need to reach them.

Then a user role, either as administrator or client or a user. Each of these levels have varying degrees of control for editing. It's probably a good idea to give them the client option, so they can make text and image changes. Now, I've already made one, so I can hit Cancel. After creating the account, your client will receive an email and they will need to fill out a password so they can log into the site. Once they've done that, what they need to do, is go to the website's domain.

In the case of our site here, it's samoca-art.com, and then I just put admin. It is whatever your URL is and then you just put slash admin. After they do that, they just need to enter their email address and their password so they can log in. I'm already logged in right now, so I'm just going to close this tab and we'll go back to the main page. Once they're here, they just have to hit Edit. After they've hit edit, there will be a little Getting Started that will explain how it works, but I'm just going to close that right now.

And what they're able to do, is switch between the varying views or devices that you've published. So, right now I'm on the desktop version but if I wanted to switch to phone or tablet version, I can easily do that for editing. We'll stick to desktop for the moment. Now that we're here, as I mouse over anything, we'll be able to either go to that particular link or find out if we want to edit it. So in this case of this picture, as I mouse over, I'll see the little pencil which means I can edit. So I'll click and it will pop up and say, alright well, what picture do you want to replace it with? You can grab one from the site, or you could upload one from your own computer. For now, let's say I'm just going to replace it with a different image. Let's grab this one.

I could give it a different tool tip if I needed to, but for now I'll leave that alone and I'll just click Update. There, now it's been updated. Now if I want to edit text, I'll mouse over this and click Edit. And I'll just update this for 2013. I'll do that and we'll click OK. And we'll see it's updated. Now one thing to keep in mind, is you want to be really careful with the editing of the text if there's a lot of rich formatting. At the moment, it's fairly limited for the formatting of text that you can do. You could only do it in the actual word, so for example if bird-watching was bold, and everything else wasn't, you'd have to be careful that you only edited the words inside bird-watching.

So bird-watching would remain bold. Then everything else would stay the way it is. So just be careful how you edit your text. When you're finished with these changes, you can hit Publish. And it will publish these changes directly online to the website. After making these changes online for the client, they may notify you and say hey, I made a few changes. Well what happens to your Muse file? Let's go back into Muse. Now the next time I'm in here and I hit Publish and I click OK, it's going to say, hey, some changes have happened online since we've published. Would you like to review them before we publish? Well, let's click Review to see what changes were happening online.

As I'm in review, it'll go to the actual page, and it will tell you exactly what happened. We can see here that it's telling me that one of the pictures has been replaced on the website. If I click Preview on Page, I can see it swap in and out. And I can decide if I either want to merge this into Muse or if I don't want to merge it into Muse. And I can even decide if I want to merge everything from this point on or not everything from this point on. For now I'm happy with this, so I will merge that into Muse. The next one here are my text changes. I can see exactly what happened and we'll preview that.

I think that's pretty good. Let's merge that into Muse. And there's all the changes, and now we can hit Publish now and these final changes would be put online. Working with the in-browsing editor is a very useful way to have clients make minor changes to a site to update it and maintain it themselves. But it's always a good idea to keep an extra back-up copy of your Muse file, just in case your client goes overboard with changes and you accidentally merge them into your working Muse document.

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Q: This course was updated on 10/01/2012. What changed?
A: Adobe updated Muse several times a year, adding new features and fixing some bugs. We added 7 new movies to highlight these changes, such as working with the Hint label, adding animation with Adobe Animate, formatting objects with rulers and the Align panel, and building web forms. We also updated the movies on working with text and web fonts, as well as the new process for exporting your site to HTML.
Q: This course was updated on 12/11/2012. What changed?
A: Adobe updated Muse several times a year, adding new features and fixing some bugs. With this update, we added 7 new movies on features from the new Widget Gallery to creating mobile and tablet sites with the new dynamic layouts. The author, James Fritz, also recorded a movie that highlights the numerous smaller enhancements and improvements in this release, called "What is new in the December 2012 update?"
Q: This course was updated on 2/26/2012. What changed?
A: We added a new movie that addresses all the new features and interface enhancements included with the March 2013 update to Muse. We also added a new movie specifically on Spell Check, and the author re-recorded a select number of movies (see Setting up master pages, Adding alternate text, and Creating pop-up tooltips).
Q: This course was updated on 6/17/2013. What changed?
A: This update covers the new features and enhancements added to Muse CC. We added 3 brand new movies, Working with layers, Creating parallax scrolling, and Working with in-browser editing, plus an introductory movie explaining all the changes. There's also additional information in the tutorials about working with page metadata and forms.
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