Adobe Muse CC
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Design and publish HTML websites without writing code.   Demo ($14.99)
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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 it a snap to produce unique, professional-looking websites.

Key Features of Muse:
  • Plan your project-
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
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Adobe AIR 3.3 or later



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Adobe Muse CC User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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Pedrotaquelim commented on 18 Jun 2013
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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Iturtle replied on 19 Jun 2013
if we moan loud enough, maybe adobe will hear and react? dreaming along...
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Iturtle commented on 18 Jun 2013
Adobe killed GoLive and now they try to mess up things even more :(
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Waveman reviewed on 27 Feb 2013
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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Pedrotaquelim replied on 18 Jun 2013
I thought Hype was more a animation app for the web. Muse is more Dreamweaver "without the code". Is that correct?
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J.a.duke commented on 23 Aug 2012
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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Cowicide commented on 22 Aug 2012
Has Adobe made up its mind on whether this is "discontinued" or not?
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Mikebenda replied on 23 Aug 2012
Did Adobe announce that they will be abandoning Muse?
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Tim27 replied on 05 Oct 2012
I will safely assume that Muse will be shelved within a year, because nobody is going to use it.
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H3L0 replied on 14 Oct 2012
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
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Tim27 replied on 14 Oct 2012
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.
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D9 replied on 18 Jun 2013
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.
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Tim27 replied on 19 Jun 2013
It's not October 5th yet, D9 ;)
And, I still don't know of any professional designer using it.
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Mikebenda reviewed on 24 Jun 2012
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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Mikebenda replied on 29 Jun 2012
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.
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ylluminate replied on 22 Aug 2012
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.
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Pwareham reviewed on 14 May 2012
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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Whisperquiet reviewed on 13 May 2012
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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M-Rick replied on 14 May 2012
and the code it produces is not very clean …
Flux does a very better job.
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Beamy commented on 11 May 2012
After clicking the "Download Now" link a website opens and says "Access Denied" and I cannot download the Muse.

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RavenNevermore replied on 11 May 2012
Do you have an Adobe ID? You probably need to sign in first.
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Tom_bovo replied on 12 May 2012
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.
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RavenNevermore replied on 12 May 2012
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.
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RavenNevermore replied on 12 May 2012
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.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 12 May 2012
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.
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Tom_bovo replied on 12 May 2012
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.
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Tim27 replied on 12 May 2012
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.
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RavenNevermore replied on 12 May 2012
Because those are free. You need an ID for trial software because it expires.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 12 May 2012
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.
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Myschizobuddy replied on 12 May 2012
@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.
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Ibeme reviewed on 11 May 2012
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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Date:18 Jun 2013
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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 it a snap to produce unique, professional-looking websites.

Key Features of Muse:
  • Plan your project- Easy-to-use sitemaps, master pages, and a host of flexible, site-wide tools make it fast and intuitive to get your site planned out and ready for design.
  • Design your pages - Combine imagery, graphics and text with complete control, flexibility and power (almost as if you were using Adobe InDesign).
  • Add interactivity - Drag and drop fully customizable widgets like navigation menus and slide shows, embed HTML code snippets to include things like Google Maps, enable tool tips, rollovers and much more.
  • Publish your site - Preview your site with Muse to see how it looks and test how it works. Then convert to a live website using Adobe for hosting, or export the HTML for hosting with a provider of your choice.


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