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This chapter is from the book

Creating a New Site

When you create a new site in Muse, you must indicate what page dimensions you’d like to use, as well as where to place the margin and column guides. This is done by entering values in the New Site dialog box, which appears whenever you choose New Site from the File menu, or by clicking the New Site button in the Welcome Screen. The entire process is similar to creating a new page in InDesign.

Use the Welcome Screen

  • yellow_1.jpg Launch Muse, as described in Chapter 1 “Getting Started with Adobe Muse.” This process varies depending on what platform you are on (Mac OS X or Windows).

    By default, the Welcome Screen automatically appears.

  • yellow_2.jpg Click the Create New Site button in the upper left of the Welcome Screen.

    Muse displays the New Site dialog box.

  • yellow_3.jpg Enter the preferred pixel dimensions in the Page Width and Min Height fields. Generally, 1280 width by 1024 height is considered a standard size.
  • yellow_4.jpg To center the web pages horizontally in the browser window, place a check in the Center Horizontally checkbox.
  • yellow_5.jpg Enter the preferred values in the Columns, Column Width, and Gutter fields. These values determine where the column guides are positioned on the pages.
  • yellow_6.jpg Enter the preferred values in the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right Margins fields. These values determine the amount of space surrounding the content on each page, as indicated by the margin guides.
  • yellow_7.jpg Enter values in the Top, Bottom, and Left Padding fields to determine the amount of space placed between the web pages and the edges of the web browser.
  • yellow_8.jpg Click OK to apply the New Site settings.

    Muse displays the new site in Plan Mode.

Choose the New Site command

  • yellow_1.jpg Choose New Site from the File menu.
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    Muse displays the New Site dialog box.

  • yellow_2.jpg Enter the preferred pixel dimensions in the Page Width and Min Height fields.
  • yellow_3.jpg To center the web pages horizontally in the browser window, place a check in the Center Horizontally checkbox.
  • yellow_4.jpg Enter the preferred values in the Columns, Column Width, and Gutter fields. These values determine where the column guides are positioned on the pages.
  • yellow_5.jpg Enter the preferred values in the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right Margins fields. These values determine the amount of space surrounding the content on each page, as indicated by the margin guides.
  • yellow_6.jpg Enter values in the Top, Bottom, and Left Padding fields to determine the amount of space placed between the web pages and the edges of the web browser.
  • yellow_7.jpg Click OK to apply the New Site settings.

    Muse displays the new site in Plan Mode.

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