Adobe Muse is an effective tool targeted for website designers who are new in this field. Its drag and drop feature enables users to design intuitive websites without coding. Adobe Systems had introduced this software in 2012 and the latest version CC is released in 2015. Now you can create responsive websites with interactive buttons, fillable forms, eye catching image galleries, URL links, scroll effects, transitions and animations. The software has a very attractive user interface with lots of options in toolbar and drop down menus.
You can start working on designing of a website by creating a new site, entering its width, choosing number of columns and adjusting the gutter controls. The advanced settings let you choose minimum or maximum width, margins, padding, resolution and default language of website. Each site can consist of multiple pages and you can add options in each page while using a master page where default header and footer can be saved to integrate it with other pages.
Selection tool helps you move objects from one location to another. Crop tool lets you cut out the unnecessary portions of pages. Text tool can insert any text in your webpage and lets you edit font style, size, width, color and position of your text. Rectangle tool creates rectangles on the page with custom specifications and is used to input any objects in selected area. Hand tool helps you move from one place of page to another and is especially useful when you have zoomed in or out of webpage with Zoom tool.
Adobe Muse lets you add anchor text and URLs with Place Gun. You can also format text across breakpoints. Swatches option fills the selected portion of page with any color. Many layers can be created for easy editing. CC libraries are present in the software and you can also add your own libraries to format content across different devices. You can choose and edit all your added assets for working as per your requirement. With Transform option you can customize content and pin it to your webpage.
Adobe Muse includes widget libraries that enable you to conveniently add widgets such as buttons, compositions, forms, menus, panels, social icons and slideshows. Each widget can be selected and dragged on the page. There are multiple types of widgets present and you can choose anyone that is more suitable. The states and transitions of widgets can be chosen from the options of normal, roll over, mouse down and active. Scroll effects can be enabled by choosing a single fixed breakpoint.
Since Adobe Muse is a heavy software, therefore it needs more system resources. It can only execute on Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon CPU and supports only 64 bit architecture. The other minimum system requirements are: 1 GB RAM and 2 GHz or faster processor.
Adobe Muse can be purchased from website by paying $14.99 USD per month. Its free trial is usable for 30 days after which you cannot use it without buying the license.