Adobe launched a beta version of its new website-creation tool codenamed “Muse” that will permit users to effortlessly create websites without any technical knowledge of HTML & CSS. Being contrasted in some ways as a superior version of Apple’s phased-out iWeb software, Muse is targeted at print web designers with modest or no familiarity in web design.

This new tool by Adobe provides users with the easy websites building facility who are also known with such tools such as Dreamweaver, Illustrator and InDesign, an uncomplicated evolution to HTML-free web design, with convertable drag-and-drop widgets being accompaniment by embeddable code from sites like Facebook and Google Maps to broaden the functionality.

Some of the main features of Muse are:

  • Plan your project — Simple to employ sitemaps, master pages, and a host of supple, site-wide tools make it quick and instinctive to get your website intended out and ready for design.
  • Design your pages — Merge imagery, graphics and text with absolute control, flexibility and command.
  • Add interactivity — Drag and drop fully customizable widgets like navigation menus and slide shows, embed HTML code snippets to include things like Google Maps, enable tool tips, rollovers and much more.
  • Publish your site — Preview your website with Muse to observe how it appears and test how it is working. Then transform to a live website using Adobe for hosting, you can export the HTML code for hosting with a source of your preference.

“The capability to construct sites in Muse is as simple as laying out a web page in InDesign is one of the most well-liked requirements from our design clientele,” said Lea Hickman, vice-president of Design and Web product management at Adobe.

Codenamed “Muse” is probable to transform earlier than it hits the final and complete version of product. It is presently available for free in public beta phase, with the Authorized Version set to be launched at the beginning of 2012. Muse will be a based on subscription with pricing fixed at $20 per month or $180 annually.

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  1. $180 a year for something that other web editors have been doing for a $60 one off price for years? And this early beta is seriously basic, so it’s going to have to go some before commercial release.

    Yet another example of Adobe’s ‘bleed-em-dry’ pricing model.

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