Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Designing a Portfolio Website with Muse.
If you're Premium Member of the lynda.com online training library, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. If you don't have access to the exercise files, you can follow along using your own assets. The exercise files for this course are organized into subfolders for each chapter of the series. Inside each chapter folder, you'll find a separate folder for each individual movie that contains all of the graphics and working files. Occasionally, when you open a site in Muse, you may see an alert prompting you for missing links or assets.
This is because Muse will link files relative to the location on your computer. By clicking OK and clicking into a page on the Muse site we can see in the Assets panel on the right side that, we've got these red question mark Alerts telling us assets are missing. Simple way to update them all is to select the first Asset, hold down the Shift key and select last Asset and right-click on any of them and select Relink. Once you select Relink, you'll see the original link location up at the top of the window. Exercise Files/Assets/Portfolio/Final/1.
So let's just follow this path to Assets, Portfolio, Final and 1.jpg and click Open. And what Muse will do is work through those links and find all of the other ones they're still in that folder. When you click OK, it will prompt you for the next missing link that's in a different folder. So this one is located in Exercise Files/Assets/Portfolio and it's called Arrow_Circle_Left.png. Let's click Open. So again Muse will go through and find any of the assets that are missing.
Now simple trick to speed this all up would be to move all of the assets directly into this main Asset folder, I broke them down by subfolders to make it easier for you to find each one of them. However, if re-linking of assets becomes a problem for you, I recommend you just move all of these files directly into the Assets folder and then Muse will find them automatically the first time you load up the website. To make this course, more valuable consider using products from your own portfolio to build website instead of our exercise files.
- 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