Muse Essential Training
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.
- 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
(soft jingle) - [Voiceover] Hi there, and welcome to Muse Essential Training. My name is Justin Seeley, and I'm a staff author here at Lynda.com. 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 webpages that incorporate dynamic menus, showcase images using slideshows, 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're ready, let's jump right in and begin Muse Essential Training.
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