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."
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.