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Adobe Enables Code-Free Web Site Building With Muse

Adobe Enables Code-Free Web Site Building With Muse

Adobe is working to make it easier for designers to build their own Web sites. A new application from Adobe, codenamed Muse, lets designers create and publish functional Web sites in a similar way to how they would mock-up a site in InDesign or Illustrator.

Muse offers users a familiar Adobe tool set in a WYSIWYG interface. Muse is not designed to interact with Dreamweaver, another web design software program from Adobe. With Muse, you can use chunks of HTML and Web widgets such as YouTube videos or Google Maps. You'll also be able to arrange pages using a sitemap and create design elements that are common across multiple pages. The current release does not offer templates.

Although many of its targeted users may not be the type of designers who play with beta software, Adobe is hoping to attract users and get some feedback on the product by offering Muse for free for the next six months while the product is still in beta mode. Version 1.0 of the software is expected in the first quarter of next year. Muse is expected to be offered under a subscription model that costs $20 per month or $180 per year (you'll get a discount for committing to an entire year). Muse is currently in beta, and Adobe has said the product will get a new name when it's out of beta. The software uses Adobe's AIR platform.

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"Adobe has said the product will get a new name when it's out of beta."

Ya where did Muse come from? lol

I'll give this a test run, but there's nothing like coding your own site from scratch.

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OK, this is kinda weird...

I know Quark is sort of dead or dying but based on what I'm reading this is a feature that's been available in Quark for about 6 years now. Rollovers, Flash integration, animation, viewing the actual HTML code, image mapping, data management... Yeah, it's code is bloated but can be easily cleaned up. Seems like Adobe is a little behind the curve with this one.

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