http://muse.adobe.com/

Anyone heard about this?

This looks like a good piece of software, perfect for a graphic designer who knows nothing about web design but wants to design a website without worrying about restrictions with html/css etc.

http://muse.adobe.com/video-meet-muse-and-the-people-behind-it.html
  • HMPHRY

    Really useful, if you like a source code which reads like Dianetics.

    A snippet of Adobe Muse source code while coded with Adobe Muse



    *They have since recoded it by hand...
  • DrowningDesign

  • SQWEAR

    I was on the beta team prior to the public beta. It is pretty solid, but will not replace developers or real web designers. But I have got quite good with it, but it does have its limits. The code is VERY class heavy and the CSS hierarchy is not really usable. But for quickie one offs for the folks that have a limited budget it can get you up and running quickly.
  • DrowningDesign

    I did see a couple of people mention it might be good for wireframes and mock ups before the real site is built.
  • Husky

    For n00bs like me this might be the tool we've been waiting for.
  • bluchez

    This is going to generate the exact same number of quality websites as frontpage did.
  • evolve or die

    i use sitegrinder. pretty easy to churn out awesome pages/sites once you get the hang of it. It lets you get away away with knowing next to nothing about HTML / CSS, all you need is photoshop mad skillz.
  • Lmerrill

    Interesting. I would really like to get into web development, but I think I'm not alone in being pretty damn intimidated by the entire thing. It's a lot to learn.
  • skytree

    I'm hoping this won't be an easy way to make a poorly built website
  • Matt Borchert

    Muse seems a fitting name. If you can't at least understand the basics of HTML by hand coding, you don't really have a place in the world of web design. Adobe should really focus on fixing some of its existing software that seems to only get more and more buggy as new versions come out. CS5...good lord Adobe.
  • Adhesive Hippo

    Matt Borchert said:Muse seems a fitting name. If you can't at least understand the basics of HTML by hand coding, you don't really have a place in the world of web design. Adobe should really focus on fixing some of its existing software that seems to only get more and more buggy as new versions come out. CS5...good lord Adobe.

    But they already have your money. You're probably going to upgrade at least every other time no matter what, so why try?
  • Matt Borchert

    Adhesive Hippo said:
    Matt Borchert said:Muse seems a fitting name. If you can't at least understand the basics of HTML by hand coding, you don't really have a place in the world of web design. Adobe should really focus on fixing some of its existing software that seems to only get more and more buggy as new versions come out. CS5...good lord Adobe.

    But they already have your money. You're probably going to upgrade at least every other time no matter what, so why try?

    It's a sad thing indeed. I mean I don't know how many people here are rolling on CS5....but the type tool in it is basically unusable to our entire art dept because it bugs or freezes soooo much. I love some of the indesign changes, and content aware fill is slick as hell...but they cant get the type tool to work without crashing out constantly...come on adobe!

    Luckily I do all my type in Illustrator then bring it into photoshop so it's not terrible, but it shouldn't even be a concern.

    I DO, however, LOOOOVE writing long and fun stories on the crash reports that get sent to adobe. From pirate adventures to haikus. Usually the treasure is lost due to the program crashing...avast ye' scurvy dogs!
  • jumpy

    Matt Borchert said:Muse seems a fitting name. If you can't at least understand the basics of HTML by hand coding, you don't really have a place in the world of web design. Adobe should really focus on fixing some of its existing software that seems to only get more and more buggy as new versions come out. CS5...good lord Adobe.

    at the same time there are a lot of coders who could use better design elements so i guess its hard to get a balance right, i dont think you can blame these programs. Id rather see a simple site with beautiful design than a perfectly coded site with shit design
  • Matt Borchert

    jumpy said:
    Matt Borchert said:Muse seems a fitting name. If you can't at least understand the basics of HTML by hand coding, you don't really have a place in the world of web design. Adobe should really focus on fixing some of its existing software that seems to only get more and more buggy as new versions come out. CS5...good lord Adobe.

    at the same time there are a lot of coders who could use better design elements so i guess its hard to get a balance right, i dont think you can blame these programs. Id rather see a simple site with beautiful design than a perfectly coded site with shit design

    The thing is HTML and CSS are both very very easy programming languages to understand and work in. Once you get into heavy java coding etc it's a whole different ball game, but there is no reason any professional designer shouldn't at least be able to understand and manipulate simple HTML/CSS code on their own with a reference book when needed. Java can die in a fire. Thus, I don't use it.
  • DrowningDesign

    HTML & CSS is simple as pie. If you have added a link or an image to a post here in mintees or changed how your myspace page looked you've done both. And with some of the new HTML5 elements there is no excuse not to write simple, clean, readable code.
    Saying you do web design and not knowing HTML is like saying you do T-shirt design and not knowing how a shirt is printed. Dont get me wrong, Im not saying you have have to print all your own shirts, or write all your own code, but if you dont know how its done then how will you know what the limitations are? and if you dont know that how can you push them and get your best work?
  • SQWEAR

    I wouldnt say HTML and CSS is simple as pie, cross browser issues and advanced layouts can be a very big hurdle for the beginner. I can foresee this being something along the lines of Flash Catalyst. This could be good hand off material to a developer from a client. It is fully capable of being the end product, but would be better served as detailed wire frames. I am very good with HTML/CSS and AS but I use both mentioned products to relate ideas and prototype quickly.
  • DrowningDesign

    And just like magic someone posted this on twitter: www.dontfeartheinternet.com
    I read it and thought of you.
  • Brendon Rush

    I know basic HTML/CSS, I just played around with muse and it's not as user friendly as it looked, I think it'll be fine for small projects but for a proper website this won't replace coding from scratch.

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