Adobe Delivers Beta 3 of Muse Codeless HTML Tool

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-09-26 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adobe delivers Beta 3 of its Muse tool that enables graphic designers to create HTML Websites without coding.

Adobe Systems has delivered an update to its Web creation tool for designers, code-named Muse, with Muse Beta 3.

Adobe Muse enables graphic designers to create and publish professional HTML Websites without writing code or working within restrictive templates. Adobe said Muse has generated a "wildly enthusiastic" response from the design community with more than 260,000 designers downloading the beta technology in the first 40 days since its initial release. 

Responding to direct user feedback, Muse Beta 3 contains over 40 enhancements, including improvements to how the technology generates code to reduce load performance and data usage of Websites. The Muse blog gives more details on Beta 3.

"Muse has generated an enthusiastic response from the design community over the past several weeks, resulting in more than 260,000 beta downloads to date," said Lea Hickman, vice president of Design and Web product management at Adobe, in a statement. "By getting this update in the hands of users and listening to feedback from the design and web communities, we can continue to improve the qualities and capabilities of the product."

Muse Beta 3 enhancements include reduced Website load time and data usage by cutting the size of generated HTML and CSS files by up to 60 percent. In addition, users now have reduced page render and load times through improvements to the way Muse outputs the JavaScript code required for widgets such as tab panels, accordions, and menus. A full list of fixes and code improvements can be found on the Muse Website at http://muse.adobe.com/beta3.

Designers who are already using Muse will be prompted to install the Beta 3 update the next time they open the application. Once Beta 3 is installed, designers can apply the code improvements to any Websites that have been published with Muse by simply republishing the site. For new users interested in downloading Beta 3 or viewing a gallery of Muse-created Websites and instructional tutorials, visit http://muse.adobe.com. To provide feedback and ask the Adobe Muse team questions, visit http://support.muse.adobe.com.


 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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