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Muse Beta 3

I’ve already gone into a fair amount of detail about Muse in a previous post, so if you are looking for a general description or the main features, click the link.   For now I am going to cover the updates. Continue reading Muse Beta 3

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KOFFEE KART ASSETS

Adobe Muse Koffee Kart site
Koffee Kart is owned by Adobe and licensed to Lynda.com

I’ve gotten a lot of hits by people looking for the Muse “Koffee Kart” assets. I searched for a bit this morning and didn’t find anything myself, so I contacted James Fritz who did the tutorials on Muse at Lynda.com. Evidently the Koffee Kart assets are owned by Adobe and Lynda.com negotiated with them to make them available for their premium users.

James did mention that the assets for “Katie’s Cafe” were done with Muse and are available at muse.adobe.com. I found a page there that has a download link for them here. The actual test site for these assets is http://www.katiescafe.com/.

I would like to encourage anyone interested to sign up for Lynda.com and go through James’s tutorials. He takes you from installation to publishing your site in just over an hour with some really good tips in between.

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Fastcodesign.com has a good article over Muse on their site. It features some good links, though it’s not necessarily written for the technically minded.

Muse seems to be a hot topic recently, one which I have a lot of interest in covering. If you find any interesting articles, information or tidbits about Muse, please let me know. I’ll continue to cover Muse as much as I can.

 

Review: Adobe Muse (Beta Version)

Muse start screen

Last week I talked a little about Adobe’s latest creation: Muse. With tons of controversy circling this web design-simplifying software, it’s no wonder Muse is the focus of so many web designers’ attention.

To summarize Muse in just a few lines, I would have to say it takes much of the coding out of web design, lending itself to a very visual GUI interface. The layout is similar to InDesign with a few of the same tools, giving it a much more intuitive feel than traditional web design software. Plus many of the features are added to avoid touching text, almost to the point of obsession. It’s been touted as a replacement for iWeb, but how does it really weigh in?
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