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Introduction to Muse

£449.00 + VAT

About Introduction to Muse

Muse will help you design, manage hosting and deliver an involving website in an almost 100% code- free environment. Learn how to create websites with Muse, using tools in the application that are similar to Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator. If you can use InDesign, then you can use Muse.

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  • Introduction to Muse

    Course Overview
    Learn how to create websites with Adobe Muse, using tools that are similar to those in Photoshop and InDesign. Muse will help you design, manage hosting and deliver an interactive involving website in an almost 100% code-free environment using a convenient starting point for new web designers. If you can use InDesign, then you can use Muse.
    This course covers the process from the beginning: designing the layout of the site, designing the web pages and then filling them with images and text, then creating menus, then adding interactivity and media. The course will show you how to add dynamic interactive media using widgets within Muse itself and added functionality from Edge Animate and Photoshop.
    The course also explains how to create an alternate layout for display on mobile devices, and how to publish and update your site. Muse is an easy to learn, complete web authoring application and comes with Adobe Business Catalyst web space for secure interactivity and a hosting solution.

    What You Will Learn
    Understand and learn how to customise the Muse workplace.
    Creating a site-map with linked pages for your website.
    Setting up workable website master pages that other pages are based on.
    Working with standing headers and footers on pages. Making sure that your navigation is consistent from page to page..
    Importing, placing and embedding graphics and images.
    Scaling, rotating, and aligning page objects. Using the guides productively.
    Making image galleries that change automatically or respond to buttons.
    Wrapping text around images.
    Working with web-safe and Typekit fonts.
    Creating links to other pages, sections and to other websites.
    Adding menus for navigation that dynamically update.
    Inserting an interactive map.
    Building a Business Catalyst form. that contains a ‘Capcha’ for security and returns the information without having to write a line of code.
    Exporting the site to a hosting company of your choice.

    Who Should Attend
    This is a beginners course on developing websites, no prior knowledge is assumed and delegates will have time to practically try out the concepts shown. Should the delegate wish to publish work done on the course then appropriate web space will need to be obtained.

    Further Learning
    Have a personalised course designed for you.
    Bring real-world issues or troublesome files and get your questions answered.
    Cover the corners of Muse not normally covered in our scheduled courses.
    Fast-track learning into Muse's extended features.
    Call our training consultant on 0117 922 5661 with your requirements for a quote or to make a booking.

    How Do I Book?
    To book a training course, please call our Training Coordinator on 0117 922 5661 or alternatively send an email to trainingenquiries@western.co.uk 

  • Course Duration: 2 Days

    Course Outline
    The following outline is a summary of the subjects that will be covered on the course. All of our courses are responsive to the requests and learning needs of learners and as such content may be changed, adjusted or otherwise altered on the day and as thus should be taken as indicative only.
    Delegates should note that content on the day may change due to circumstances outside of our control, such as changes by the manufacturer.

    Introduction
    What is Muse?
    Understanding web graphics.

    Understand and learn how to customise the Muse workplace.
    Touring the Muse workspace
    Understanding Plan, Design, and Preview modes
    Looking at the tools in Muse
    Selecting objects in a web page
    Finding your way around a Muse document
    Previewing your website in a browser, understanding Muse previews.

    Creating your first Muse website
    Opening up a new document and adjusting the site properties.
    Creating a favicon for your site.
    Planning a website.
    Creating a site-map with linked pages for your website.

    Master pages
    Setting up workable website master pages that other pages are based on.
    Making sure that your navigation is consistent from page to page.
    Working with standing headers and footers on pages
    Adding menus for navigation that dynamically update.
    Adding and deleting pages from your website

    Making the visible pages
    Adjusting browser fill.
    Changing page attributes.
    Making changes individual page properties.
    Changing the background.
    Scaling, rotating, and aligning page objects. Using the guides productively.

    Using graphics and images
    Importing, placing and embedding graphics and images.
    Working with the Assets panel
    Making changes and adjustments to graphics in Muse
    Round-trip editing with Photoshop, using Photoshop for buttons.
    Embedding graphics into Muse
    Using images as your background
    Making image galleries that change automatically or respond to buttons.

    Creating and modifying objects
    Drawing shapes with Muse
    Transforming objects
    Working with fills and strokes.
    Aligning objects in Muse
    Grouping objects together
    Changing the stacking order of objects
    Adding special effects to objects
    Creating reusable graphic styles in Muse
    Creating objects that fill the page.

    Using with text and fonts
    Importing and placing text into Muse
    Formatting your text
    Working with web-safe and Typekit fonts in Muse.
    Creating reusable paragraph and character styles
    Creating bulleted and numbered lists
    Using spell check in Muse
    Wrapping text around objects and images

    Using colour
    Creating colour swatches in Muse
    Creating and adding gradients, using alpha for transparency effects.
    Why we no longer need web-safe colour.

    Creating hyperlinks in Muse
    Working with link styles
    Understanding text anchors.
    Creating links to other pages, sections and to other websites.

    Menus and navigation
    Creating an interactive, Muse generated menu.
    Changing and adding to the states of the menu
    Using Photoshop to create multi-state buttons
    Creating a hand-built manual menu

    Widgets
    Exploring the widgets panel in Muse, adding to the widgets.
    Making a slide show, understanding the different options available.
    Building an accordion panel
    Creating a tabbed panel
    Creating forms that work in Muse
    Incorporating social media

    HTML
    When to use HTML.
    Working with YouTube video embeds
    Adding code to pages

    Creating mobile and tablet versions of your website
    How to create a website that can be used on all devices in Muse
    Adding the tablet version.
    Creating a mobile version of your site
    Previewing device websites

    Publishing
    Exporting the website to HTML and CSS and uploading your site via FTP
    Building a Business Catalyst form. that contains a ‘Capcha’ for security and returns the information
    without having to write a line of code.
    Exporting the site to a hosting company of your choice.
    Updating your existing website.
    Editing your website with in-browser editing tools
    Viewing site analytics

    Conclusion