In this course, learn how to create websites without writing code. If you're familiar with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator, and you have an occasional need to build websites, Adobe Muse is for you. This course will show you the required steps to properly plan, design, and publish a site. From Master Pages, Headers, Footers, and everything in between, you'll have the skills to quickly build a modern website based on web standards.
Welcome Ever since the beginning of the World Wide Web graphic designers have been promised an application that would allow them to visually design websites without the need and knowledge of HTML and CSS. Sadly, that product never really existed until now. Adobe Muse allows you to create websites much like you would in a program like Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator. In this course, Muse CC Fundamentals, I'll teach how you to properly set up a website and how you can add elements like text and images and how you can format that content. I'll also talk about how you can create links so you can move from page to page and from site to site. Finally we'll talk about how we can upload our websites to a web server and how we can manage them after the fact. We'll also talk about how you can let your clients take control over their content with some of the new in-browser editing capabilities available with this release of Muse.
Getting Started with Muse Before we jump in and start working with Muse, I just want to point out that any time you don't have something open inside the program, by default you'll see this Welcome screen. Now before I talk about the Welcome screen I just want to point out that Adobe seems to change the appearance of this Welcome screen, especially when they do updates to the application. So depending upon what version of Muse that you're actually using, your Welcome screen may appear a little bit differently than what you're looking at here on my screen. Nevertheless the idea behind the welcome screen is to allow you to access recently worked-with files or sites inside the program. You'll notice that they're listed here. You can even open and browse the system file for a particular site. You can create a new site by selecting the New Site option. Now on the right-hand side there are links to different types of resources. There's video tutorials, there's written tutorials, and there's even a link that will bring you to Adobe's website where you can download starter template Muse websites. And that's it. That's the Welcome screen and like I said, it will appear any time you don't have a site open inside the program. If for some reason you don't want to see the Welcome screen you can simply check Don't Show Again and when you exit the Welcome screen it won't reappear if you don't have anything open. You can control this option inside the Preferences dialog box within the application. Nevertheless that is the Welcome screen.