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Adobe Muse on Demand


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  • Copyright 2012
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4842-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4842-3

Adobe® Muse™ on Demand
Need answers quickly? Adobe® Muse™ on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. Ted LoCascio shows you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.  

Illustrations with matching steps
Tasks are presented on one or two pages
Numbered Steps guide you through each task
Did You Know? alerts you to tips and techniques
See Also points you to related information in the book

Inside the Book
•    Create and manage your website page structure using the sitemap feature
•    Utilize master pages, just as you would with Adobe InDesign
•    Auto generate navigational menus
•    Easily fill the browser background with a color or image
•    Resize pages automatically as you add content
•    Customize prebuilt slideshow and composition widgets
•    Use the States panel to create dynamic buttons and rollovers
•    Pin graphics to the browser so they remain in position as you scroll
•    Apply effects such as drop shadows, glows, bevels, and corner effects
•    Utilize character, paragraph, and graphic styles to quickly apply and edit formatting
•    Preview and test page contents using the in-app Preview Mode
•    Embed arbitrary HTML, such as a Google map, YouTube video, and Twitter search widget

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Creating and Planning a Website with Adobe Muse

Sample Pages

Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 3 and Index)

Table of Contents

Introduction     xiii

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Adobe Muse     1

Introduction     1

Acquiring a Muse Subscription     2

Installing Muse     5

Launching Muse     9

Chapter 2: Working with the Muse Environment     11

Introduction     11

Working with the Welcome Screen     12

Viewing Sites in Plan Mode     13

Viewing Sites in Design Mode     14

Accessing Tools in Design Mode     16

Showing and Hiding Design Mode Panels     17

Collapsing and Expanding Panels     18

Changing the View Percentage     19

Fitting the Page in Window     22

Viewing at Actual Size     23

Showing and Hiding Rulers     24

Showing and Hiding Page Guides     25

Showing and Hiding Header and Footer Guides     26

Showing and Hiding Smart Guides     27

Showing and Hiding the Grid Overlay     28

Chapter 3: Creating and Planning a Website     29

Introduction     29

Creating a New Site     30

Adding Top Level (Sibling) Pages to the Sitemap     33

Adding Child Pages to the Sitemap     35

Adding Master Pages to the Sitemap     36

Removing Pages from the Sitemap     38

Rearranging Pages in the Sitemap     39

Resizing Sitemap Thumbnails     40

Filling the Browser with a Background Color     42

Filling the Browser with a Background Image     43

Applying Master Pages     45

Saving a Site     47

Closing a Site     48

Chapter 4: Adding Navigational Content     49

Introduction     49

Creating a Header     50

Creating a Footer     51

Setting Up a Horizontal Menu     52

Setting Up a Bar Menu     53

Setting Up a Vertical Menu     54

Adding Drop-Down Menus     55

Editing Menu Fill Colors     56

Editing Menu Text Attributes     58

Editing Menu Size and Spacing     60

Editing Menu Rollover States      61

Inserting Active Rollover State Images     62

Chapter 5: Working with Graphics     65

Introduction     65

Placing a Graphic     66

Importing a Graphic by Dragging-and-Dropping     67

Resizing a Graphic     68

Cropping a Graphic      69

Repositioning a Graphic Inside a Frame     71

Filling a Frame with an Image     72

Replacing a Graphic     74

Deleting a Graphic     76

Rotating an Object     77

Duplicating an Object     79

Placing a Photoshop (PSD) Button     81

Using Edit Original     83

Pinning a Graphic     85

Setting Objects to Display at 100% Browser Width     86

Chapter 6: Working with Graphic Styles and Effects     87

Introduction     87

Creating a Text Wrap     88

Applying Corner Effects     90

Applying a Drop Shadow     91

Applying a Bevel     93

Applying a Glow     95

Changing Opacity     97

Saving a Graphic Style     98

Applying a Graphic Style     100

Deleting a Graphic Style     102

Chapter 7: Working with Text     103

Introduction     103

Importing Text by Copying and Pasting     104

Placing Text     105

Selecting Text     106

Choosing a Web Safe Font     107

Choosing a System Font     108

Changing Text Size     109

Applying Bold, Italic, and Underline Attributes     110

Changing Text Alignment     111

Changing Text Color     112

Changing Letter Spacing     114

Changing Leading     115

Inserting a Paragraph Indent     116

Inserting Left and Right Margins     117

Adding Space Before and After a Paragraph     118

Chapter 8: Working with Character and Paragraph Styles     119

Introduction     119

Saving a Character Style     120

Saving a Paragraph Style     122

Applying a Character Style     124

Applying a Paragraph Style     126

Applying Style Overrides     128

Redefining Styles     129

Clearing Overrides     130

Unlinking Styles     131

Deleting Styles     132

Applying Style Option Tags     133

Chapter 9: Adding Hyperlinks     135

Introduction     135

Creating a Link to a Page Within the Site     136

Creating an External URL Link     137

Inserting an Email Link     138

Previewing a Hyperlink     139

Creating a Link Style     140

Applying Link Styles     142

Inserting a Link Anchor     144

Applying a Hyperlink to an Anchor     145

Chapter 10: Working with Slideshows and Compositions     147

Introduction     147

Adding a Slideshow or Composition     148

Placing Photos in a Slideshow     150

Removing Photos from a Slideshow     154

Resizing Slideshow Images     155

Repositioning Slideshow Elements     156

Editing Slideshow Text     157

Editing Slideshow Thumbnail States     158

Choosing Slideshow Transition Options     161

Choosing Slideshow Autoplay Options     162

Enabling the Lightbox Option     163

Enabling and Disabling Slideshow Parts     165

Chapter 11: Embedding Arbitrary HTML     167

Introduction     167

Inserting a Google Map     168

Inserting a YouTube, Flickr, or Hulu Video     171

Inserting a Twitter Search Widget     173

Editing Arbitrary Code in Muse     176

Chapter 12: Previewing a Site     177

Introduction     177

Previewing a Page in Muse     178

Previewing a Site in Muse     179

Previewing a Page in the Default Browser     180

Previewing a Site in the Default Browser     181

Previewing in a Non-Default Browser     182

Chapter 13: Publishing a Site with Muse     185

Introduction     185

Publishing a Trial Site     186

Updating Changes to a Published Trial Site     188

Exporting HTML     190

Index     193


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