Adobe Systems also recently announced the immediate availability of Adobe Muse software that enables designers to create websites without writing code.
Previously available as a public beta, Adobe Muse makes planning, designing and publishing original HTML pages as easy as creating layouts for print. With master pages, built-in tools for interactivity, and access to more than 400 Web fonts served by the Adobe Typekit service, Adobe Muse makes it easy to produce distinctive, professional websites.
Adobe Muse is available as a standalone subscription or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud membership, a new offering also available today that provides creatives access to innovative storage services, publishing services and essential creative applications, including the entire award-winning Adobe Creative Suite 6 product line (see separate release).
Adobe Muse will feel immediately familiar as it has some of the same features and keyboard shortcuts found in other software, like Adobe InDesign. Adobe Muse allows designers to easily add engaging, interactive elements such as slide shows and embed content from sources such as Google Maps and Facebook**. Users can preview and test functionality of a website within Adobe Muse or create a temporary site and share the URL with clients for review. When the site is ready to go live, designers can either host it using a third-party solution or use Adobe’s flexible all-in-one hosting service. An Adobe Muse one-year subscription or Creative Cloud membership also includes some site hosting.
“There have been more than 700,000 beta downloads of Adobe Muse to date. We have incorporated feedback from our beta users into the first release of Muse and the response has been very positive,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media Business, Adobe. “Adobe Muse gives designers the freedom to build sites without having to learn code, which will help them expand their businesses and offer their clients more cost effective, professional websites.”
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Muse is available for individuals at £11.11 (ex VAT) per month with an annual subscription and £15.08 (ex VAT) per month for month-to-month subscription. For more information, visit www.adobe.com/uk/products/muse.html. Adobe Muse is also available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud membership*, which for individuals membership for individuals is £38.11 (ex VAT) per month based on annual membership and £57.17 (ex VAT) per month for month-to-month membership. A special introductory offer of £22.23 (ex VAT) per month for CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 individual customers is also available. Learn more at www.adobe.com/uk/products/creativecloud.html.