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Muse CC is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $14.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Muse customer). Muse CS6 is still available for purchase (without a monthly plan) if you prefer.

Adobe Muse enables designers to create websites as easily as creating a layout for print. Design and publish original HTML pages using the latest Web standards, and without writing code. Now in beta, Muse makes more...

What's New

Version 5.0:
  • Simple, visual site planning
  • Intuitive design features
  • Hundreds of web fonts
  • Add engaging interactivity
  • Embedded HTML
  • Parallax scrolling
  • Site preview and testing
  • Site hosting options
  • In-browser editing
  • Meets the latest web standards

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from Waveman

The monthly subscription thing is a deal breaker. Adobe needs to stop being so freaking greedy.

As foe Muse, Hype does the same thing, seems better than Muse.

7 people found this review helpful
Version 4.0.557
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Pedrotaquelim Member IconComment+90
Pedrotaquelim
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I would like to ear actual feedback on the Adobe Muse application. How it works, if it is useful, if generate good code from the actual designs for website developers, etc. I'm very interested in that. Please, stop the moaning. I don't agree with all this new Adobe "rent model" to, but go moaning somewhere else. this is not the place. Thanks.

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Version 5.0
Iturtle
+1

if we moan loud enough, maybe adobe will hear and react? dreaming along...

Iturtle Member IconComment+62
Iturtle
+3

Adobe killed GoLive and now they try to mess up things even more :(

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Version 5.0
Waveman Member IconReview+77
Waveman
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The monthly subscription thing is a deal breaker. Adobe needs to stop being so freaking greedy.

As foe Muse, Hype does the same thing, seems better than Muse.

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Version 4.0.557
Pedrotaquelim
+0

I thought Hype was more a animation app for the web. Muse is more Dreamweaver "without the code". Is that correct?

J.a.duke Member IconComment+34
J.a.duke
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I thought, when looking at the listing and price, that Adobe had finally come to its senses and priced its products properly.

Then I read the comments and realized that the $14.99 was a monthly cost.

I suspect that Adobe would love to not deal with individual consumers-they require too much overhead.

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Version 2.0.945
Cowicide Member IconComment+1131
Cowicide
+0

Has Adobe made up its mind on whether this is "discontinued" or not?

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Version 2.0.945
Mikebenda
+2

Did Adobe announce that they will be abandoning Muse?

Tim27
+2

I will safely assume that Muse will be shelved within a year, because nobody is going to use it.

H3L0
+3

This is not going to be shelved it's part of the new Creative Cloud and designed to work along side Edge. They are already working on adding CMS integration for Wordpress etc.
I would still consider it in the Beta phase however

Tim27
+4

H3L0, just because a piece of software is part of Creative Cloud does not mean Adobe won't cancel it. That is for certain given their past track record. They have shelved GoLive, ImageReady, Dimensions Pagemill and many, many other programs that deserved to live a lot longer than this Muse POS.

D9
+2

Seems you would be wrong, Tim27. As of June, 2013, Muse is a full-fledged member of Creative Cloud and still a purchasable item as Creative Suite 6.

Now the question of whether Adobe will actively update/improve Muse is highly debatable, considering the previous programs you listed.

Tim27
+1

It's not October 5th yet, D9 ;)
And, I still don't know of any professional designer using it.

Mikebenda Member IconReview+313
Mikebenda
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I'm a graphic designer and regularly use the CS5.5 applications.

I used the beta and trial versions of Muse to build a basic website and was satisfied with the process and results. It wasn't as intuitive and easy to use as something like iWeb or as full-featured and professional as DreamWeaver, and the interface never seemed to have gotten past the Alpha stage, but it did the job.

A lot of website coders complain about the bad code, but since the few websites I need to produce are simple and small, I've never noticed a lag or problem with browser compatibility.

Muse still looks and feels like an unfinished product. Even the icon and splash screen look primitive and don't match the rest of Adobe's product line up. I can't believe that they've released this as a final product. Frankly it's embarrassing.

I might consider buying it, depending on the price, but I will not subscribe and pay a monthly fee. Never.

Adobe, you are really trying my patience.

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Version 1.0.948
Mikebenda
+2

One more thing, the basic website that I created in Muse is completely messed up when opened in Dreamweaver, requiring me to either subscribe to Muse (which I won't) or rebuild it in Dreamweaver. Both are Adobe products. Stupid.

ylluminate
+5

Try Flux. LOL. All I can say is that Adobe mgmt is about as nuts as it comes. They could have integrated PS and AI into a singular app which is Fireworks, providing both PS and AI UI skins so that both sets of users could be happy, but then provided the easiness of use of Fireworks for UI and web/app design pros. Further, the could have eliminated the trash release of Flash Catalyst (I was on the early beta and many of us were flabbergasted by the release as it was like trying to recreate Fireworks, but without much of the functionality; they only needed to be able to export the elements properly, which they already did in part with FW).

There is so much Adobe could do to streamline their product line and to really lead the industry, but they lack the vision and leadership to make it happen.

Pwareham Member IconReview+13
Pwareham
+3

Total crud. The code this thing generates is horrifically bad, expect to find any site you try to make with this almost invisible to Google.

A WYSIWYG editor to build a website is a pretty much a fantasy anyway. More so now than it has ever been with the popularity of jQuery, AJAX and dynamic CMS-driven sites.

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Version 1.0.948
Whisperquiet Member IconReview+52
Whisperquiet
+6

Back to the 80s !!! Thats $14.99 a MONTH. Seems a desperate sales model by a large company ... And the web code it makes seems to link back to Adobe?
Much better products for your 'one time' buck ... Like Flux v4 for WYSIWYG or Coda if you like to code.

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Version 1.0.948
M-Rick
+2

and the code it produces is not very clean …
Flux does a very better job.

Beamy Member IconComment+200
Beamy
+1

After clicking the "Download Now" link a website opens and says "Access Denied" and I cannot download the Muse.

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Version 1.0.948
RavenNevermore
+1

Do you have an Adobe ID? You probably need to sign in first.

Tom_bovo
+2

The link says "download now." It doesn't say "give Adobe some personal information, create an account, log in, and then download." Poor user experience, and it seems, typical for Adobe.

RavenNevermore
+1

Tom, I agree. It happened to me also, and then I logged in, and then the download started. I've had an Adobe ID for years now.

RavenNevermore
+1

Oh yeah, forgot... you also can't install an Adobe trail without logging in when you are at the installer (Application Manager). So even if you could download it, without an Adobe ID you can't run the trail. So you have to login at the website to download, and then login at the Application Manager to install.

Adobe is really tightening up things, probably because of so much pirating. It won't be long before they use a dongle.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
+1

Most commercial web sites require registration in order to purchase something from the site. Adobe is hardly unique in this regard. I admit I was annoyed when I first encountered this phenomenon some years ago but it's so common now that I find resenting it to be a waste of time and energy. I've had an Apple ID, for instance, even longer than I've had an Adobe ID. You've probably forgotten some of your web site logins, like the one for MacUpdate, because they use cookies to log you in automatically. You cannot comment on most blogs without logging in. It's SOP on the Internet now. Not that Internet security is a trivial matter; you can, as an example, block tracking cookies with a browser plug-in and block most web ads as well. There are solutions for the most serious problems.

Among the advantages of providing some personal information to a business web site is that they can send you receipts and shipping notices after you make a purchase. In most instances it's a win/win situation. If a legitimate business sends you e-mail you don't want you can unsubscribe from their mailing list(s). And you can use a spam filter for the illegitimate mail.

Tom_bovo
+1

I understand the benefits of having an id for the site. But this is supposed to be a demo download. If they require a login before being able to download, then the link shouldn't say "Download Now" and it should go to a page about the product. To end up with a generic error (Access Denied) page is a bad user experience no matter how you jury to explain it.

Tim27
+0

Adobe does not require an ID to download Flash player or Reader or Air. I see no reason they should require one to download any other demo software. Just one more way for them to annoy their customer base.

RavenNevermore
+1

Because those are free. You need an ID for trial software because it expires.

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
+1

The Download Now link is definitely a bad one. I don't know if that's Adobe's fault or MacUpdate's. However, if you click the Visit Developer's Site (http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/muse/?PID=3146232) link it will take you right to the Muse page on Adobe Labs web site.

As for annoying the customer base by requiring a user ID, as I said, everyone does it now so you have to be easily annoyed to find this unusual in Adobe.

Myschizobuddy
+2

@Tom_bovo You can give them details of a monkey and they will allow you to download it. No one is forcing anyone for personal details.

Ibeme Member IconReview+22
Ibeme
+1

I bit the bullet and upgraded to CS5 from CS3; however, I won't be buying anymore Adobe products in the foreseeable. In particular, I won't be buying anything that requires a seriously overpriced, unfriendly to the end-user subscription. Sadly, Adobe has gotten too big, too unwieldy, and too expensive. After playing around with Muse for a couple of hours this morning, I think Muse is a product that's symptomatic of much bigger problems with Adobe's current business model; that is, overpriced, underwhelming, and based on hazy/lazy assumptions about what its users want/need.

I will continue using CS5 for the time being, but I've already started looking for alternative software to replace it--and high quality, user-friendly, alternatives that don't break the bank are easy to find by anyone willing to spend the time looking.

Unless Adobe wakes up and starts paying close attention to what its users are saying, it will find itself on the fast track to being about as relevant as Microsoft has become of late.

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Version 1.0.948
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Leonledragon
Version 5.0
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H3L0
Version 2.2.6
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Pripyat
Version 1.0.948
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Downloads 19,947
Version Downloads 961
Type Development / HTML
License Demo
Date 18 Jun 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $14.99