Designing a Portfolio Website with Muse

with Steve Harris
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Designing a Portfolio Website with Muse
Video duration: 0s 2h 56m Intermediate Updated Jul 24, 2013

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Create and publish a complete portfolio website with Adobe Muse—without writing any code. Author Steve Harris takes designers through the most important stages of a web design project, which include planning the site structure, preparing graphics to import into Muse, and working with widgets and embedded content to integrate unique functionality. Plus, learn how to add an alternative layout for mobile and tablet views. The sample website created in this course is geared toward a creative professional such as a graphic artist or photographer who is looking to publish work online, but it could be useful for any type of image collection.

Topics include:
  • Planning the site with a wireframe
  • Creating master pages
  • Building and placing graphics from Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign
  • Creating buttons and button states
  • Adding a header, footer, and navigation widget
  • Creating a slideshow
  • Setting up a contact form
  • Publishing to a third-party hosting solution
  • Tracking site traffic with Google Analytics
Subjects:
Design Photography Web
Software:
Muse
Author:

Welcome

(music playing) Hi! I'm Steve Harris and this is Designing a Portfolio Website with Adobe Muse. Getting starting in web design can be intimidating task. But now you can focus on designing your portfolio website, while Muse takes care of writing the code for you. In this course, I'll show you how to efficiently plan your portfolio site by gathering content and assets, then creating your site plan. I'll show you how to add texture and transparency to create depth in your design.

I'll demonstrate how to incorporate web fonts to give your site a unique look. We'll cover how to embed HTML content, then we'll add built-in widgets to make your portfolio interactive. Lastly I'll explain how to purchase and set up a unique domain name as well as help you to optimize your website for great search rankings. Investing the time and energy in building a professional website to showcase your portfolio is one of the most important aspects of creating a successful business and with the release of your new secret weapon--Adobe Muse--the time has never been better.

So let's get started.

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Q: This course was updated on 7/24/2013. What changed?
A: We added new movies on mobile and tablet layouts, the new sticky footer, working with a content management system (CMS), the Layers panel, and the Scroll Motion effect, which allows for parallax scrolling.
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