Adobe Muse is a website builder that allows designers to create fixed, fluid, and adaptive websites without having to write any code. General Museums static websites giving users the freedom to host their sites with any hosting provider. Users can add more advanced features such as blogging and eCommerce to their website with plugins created by third-party developers. This application is available through Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription. Muse will be discontinued as of March 2020, with the last feature improvements having appeared in March 2018.
Adobe Muse themes are created inside the Adobe Museum and shared as a .muse file. Themes do not require any configuration or setup to get running. Since Adobe Muse Generic Static HTML files, the files can be exported to the browser for testing without needing to connect to a server or webhost. Because of its static nature, however, it can not be applied to the content of a topic. Since themes are created inside Adobe Muse, you do not require knowledge of any code. Free starter designs are offered on Adobe Muse. Themes can be viewed via a built in ‘Preview’ option that allows users to preview their website in the application. Users can also find their website in Business Catalyst for free as part of the Creative Cloud subscription.
Adobe Muse widgets are written in an XML format called MuCow (Muse Configurable Widget Options). Widgets are placed on a canvas and their content is embedded in the HTML of the site. Widgets have made it possible for Muse users to add blogs, eCommerce, animations, etc. to a Muse website.
When Muse was first created in May 2012, it was made to generate websites for 3 types of devices (Desktop, Tablet, and Mobile). Using viewports and redirects, a website would have a website that would have been specifically designed for their generic device type. In May 2012, fluid design was just beginning to be used mainstream. After years of requests, Muse was finally made to be fully responsive in its 2015.1 release.
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