Adobe Muse

4 08 2012

So apparently, there is this program called Adobe Muse. Basically, this program lets you design a website without any coding or programming. That means, it’s kind of like a WYSIWYG feature to help you create your website. At first, my thoughts about this program was ‘OH NO! I JUST LEARNED A BUNCH OF CSS AND JAVASCRIPT!! NOW YOU TELL ME I DON’T NEED IT?!’ But then, today, I actually tried to build a website in Adobe Muse. I must say, this program is easy to figure out and use. I think it is great to flesh out your core structure of what you want on a website. It allows you to visually plan out your site map and be able to create master pages and work with the individual pages more easily. But that is just the basic structure of the website. What if I wanted to add more advanced features that JavaScript allows me to have? Well, for those, I believe it would be a little more tricky to integrate with that program. This is where Adobe DreamWeaver comes in. So I think, if you want more advanced features in your website, Adobe DreamWeaver is still useful to help add those features. Now, my thoughts on Adobe Muse is ‘oh good, I can start the base structure of my website in Adobe Muse, and then migrate it over to Adobe DreamWeaver when I am ready to add the more advanced effects into it. YES! I still have a job! The coding I’ve learned is NOT OBSOLETE!! I hope . . . ‘  I have yet to test how smoothly the migration of a website from Adobe Muse to Adobe DreamWeaver is, but I’m hopeful that it wouldn’t be too big of a headache since it’s from one Adobe product to another. Anyways, these were my thoughts so far on that subject.