This release encompasses the following:
Slideshow, Composition, and Contact Form widgets are now fully responsive. The widgets are responsive not only on export but also on the design surface while editing and modifying them. While dragging newer widgets onto the canvas will be responsive out of the box - you can also choose to make widgets in your older projects responsive by setting responsive sizing and pinning to it.
Stability and Performance Improvements
This release of Muse contains stability improvements to improve the reliability of the Muse app. Performance-related improvements help you get started and deliver faster than before.
For example, the file open operation, especially files that have multiple pages and a large number of break points, now open quickly in Muse. Also, enhancements to the export workflows ensure that you are able to get your site online sooner.
Muse CC 2017.1 contains various enhancements to the usability of the app. Important improvements include:
Select a sub-element in a group. With nested groups of widgets or elements, you can now double-click a sub-element to select it and access its properties. Previously, one had to recursively select each parent element to access a sub-element.
Pinch to zoom. You can now use a trackpad or a touchscreen device to zoom in or out of a view the placement and position of objects.
Fixes to customer-reported issues
This update also contains fixes to various issues that customers have reported. These include usability improvements, fixes that caused the app to crash, or unexpected behaviors.
For a list of known issues in this release of Muse, check the Known Issues knowledgebase article.
This release contains a fix for the following issue:
- Adding a video widget to the canvas of a Muse website caused the app to freeze and become unresponsive.
This release contains performance and stability improvements, and fixes for the following user-reported issues:
- Attempting to re-publish
a .muse file resultsin the error message: servermay be missing or incorrect.
- [Mac] Blank composition triggers are not clickable when
setto Lightbox with a mouse rollover event.
- [Chrome] Featured
newscomposition does not close the target box after rollout operation.
- When a page is exported and
previewed, the composition widget container disappears on mouse rollover.
- Video widgets poster image gets re-rendered while switching between breakpoints.
- Changing the filename of a page excluded from Menu links causes the Muse app to quit unexpectedly.
- Using horizontal and vertical Menu across pages containing multiple breakpoints causes the app to quit unexpectedly.
- The Muse app quits unexpectedly when the Preview button is clicked.
This release encompasses the following:
- Minor enhancements:
- SEO enhancements for image references in Muse-generated
- Ability to open a specific container in an accordion widget from a hyperlink.
- Anchors placed within an accordion widget will now expand the accordion pane on clicking.
- For large files, performance improvements that speed up file export.
- SEO enhancements for image references in Muse-generated
- Bug Fixes:
- An image that has no scaling applied to it retains its hyperlink after it is published to BC.
- Accordion widgets with the Can Close All property
enabledexpand and collapse as expected.
- Muse no longer
quitesunexpectedly on opening a .muse file from a network location.
- For a given selection, when you drag the vertical move handle beyond 0 px on the ruler, the scroll bar continues to be visible.
- If a rotated image has been stored in CC Library, dragging the asset onto the canvas retains the expected orientation (continues to stay rotated).
- On a page with multiple items having varying stroke weights, you can now apply a 0 stroke weight to one or more items.
- The alignment property of Submit button text is retained on export.
- On exporting a page with a stroke applied, page items retain their sizes and positions.
- In Design mode, on using the Responsive Scrubber, State buttons that are nested within compositions work as expected.
- Muse files on network folders open without errors.
- While uploading a site containing images to a web server, no .htaccess file errors are observed, and the upload completes as expected.
This release contains fixes for the following user-reported issues:
- Layer inconsistency issues in pinned elements. Page elements scroll over the top layer that is pinned on Master Page.
- In Chrome, the Slideshow composition widget displays images in an incorrect sequence.
- [Mac-only] Muse crashes if you open a file that has been renamed or moved to a different folder.
- Muse crashes if the currently logged user has an apostrophe in the username.
- Muse crashes when the Submit button on a Contact form uses the system font.
- Muse crashes intermittently on computers with the macOS 10.12.1 update (Build 16B2657).
- Muse crashes when you save a site that contains a text frame expanded across multiple break points.
Adobe Animate CC Integration
Drop an Adobe Animate CC composition directly into the Design canvas from your CC Library.
Creative Cloud Assets improvements
You can archive and restore all your assets stored in Creative Cloud, Creative Cloud Libraries, assets created with CC desktop products, and mobile projects.
Typekit Marketplace integration
Buy fonts and use them in your Adobe Muse CC projects, using Typekit’s font sync and web technologies.
Library Items Retain Breakpoints
Library items that include breakpoints when dragged into the Design canvas now retain breakpoints, allowing for faster widget integration with Muse sites.
After publishing your Adobe Muse CC site, clicking the Share button displays options to share the URL of your site and a link to where you can edit your site using In-Browser Editing.
In-Browser Editing Merge Dialog
The all-new Merge dialog shows changes directly - in the context of the design. Also, syncing changes from In-Browser Editing is now a smoother experience.
Muse CC 2017 includes the new iteration of reCAPTCHA that adds the checkbox with “I am not a robot.” Google recently changed their keys that are generated, so that freshly-made keys will only work on this new version of reCAPTCHA. Keys that were generated before August will work on both versions of reCAPTCHA. Try it out and let us know if Google knows you’re not a robot!
With Adobe Muse CC 2017, the Submit button on a Form is now rendered using HTML and CSS. This results in high-quality rendering on any screen and at any zoom level.
Performance Improvements and Bug Fixes
Improved performance of drawing, typing and scrubbing when working with complex pages and multiple breakpoints.
- Composition triggers can be horizontally misaligned on export if they have different stroke weights across states
- Selecting Undo after resizing the width of a page in Design mode can cause a crash with the error message, “unknown BP type”
- Moving an object within the Layers panel also moves the object vertically on the page
- Widgets with page-pinned triggers with different styling in their normal and active states look misaligned when published
- Moving the breakpoints bar after creating a hyperlink, resizing the page width and then undoing can cause Muse to crash
- If the network connection is interrupted while publishing, Muse will crash with the error message, “SiteFile.getBinaryContent called before SiteFile.writeToStream”
- A site’s pages can look incorrect in the browser if different breakpoints have different sticky footer settings
- Muse can crash when moving the breakpoints bar in Design mode on a page containing a 100% width rectangle and a larger image on top of it
- Some users with Business Catalyst sites don't have access to their sites
- Publishing a site to Business Catalyst on a Mac whose language setting in the System Preferences is set to Hebrew causes a crash
- Choosing "Collect All Assets” from the Assets panel in a site with missing CC Libraries assets causes a crash
- An extra slash appears after the domain name when publishing a site to Business Catalyst with custom domains
- The "Publish to Business Catalyst" dialog has incorrect string translations for the Russian language on Windows
- Sites published to Business Catalyst with .oam animations cannot be edited with In-Browser Editing
- Fixed-width HiDPI sites with placed images are exporting at 1.5 times expected size and report incorrect dimensions in the Assets panel
- Muse shortcuts are missing from the Programs menu after upgrading to Muse 2015.2 on Windows
Scroll Effects in Fixed-Width Breakpoints
You can now use scroll effects for items on any breakpoint set to fixed-width. The breakpoint's fixed or fluid width setting can be changed through the Breakpoint Properties, available by double-clicking a breakpoint or right-clicking it.
Responsive Width & Height Rectangles, YouTube, and Vimeo Widgets
The responsive width and height resize option is now enabled for rectangles as well as YouTube and Vimeo widgets.
Vertical Move Handle
This handle is a game-changer when working with responsive sites! When an object is selected on the page, the Vertical Move Handle appears and allows the option of moving all objects below it. When using the handle, objects below the top of the current selection will be moved up and down the page. Double clicking on the handle will select all items below the Vertical Move Handle.
Native Illustrator File Support
AI files can now be directly placed into Muse. Say hello to easy vector update workflows through the Asset panel you know and love! SVGs are automatically generated when your site is published.
Google Page Speed Improvements
Adobe Comp CC
Muse is now integrated with Adobe Comp CC, an app that is available for iPhones and iPads. This app bridges the gap between mobile and desktop, allowing you to create your layout anywhere, anytime. Comp CC allows you to add components like rectangles, image placeholders, or text boxes by using hand gestures. The app converts these gestures into crisp graphics, enabling you to complete your layout within minutes.
CC Libraries Color Improvements
CC Libraries color has been taken to the next level of ease of use. Now you can add custom-named swatches to the Swatches panel. Also try multi-select with right-click to add multiple colors to the Swatches panel at one time. Objects can have stroke set to a CC Libraries color and text color can also be set. Last but not least, you can now set the page or browser fill to a CC Library color.
Create ellipses and circles with the new ellipse tool directly within Muse. Hold the shift-key to make circles.
Image Frame Tool
This new tool creates both rectangular and elliptical empty image frames on the page. Create placeholder image frames that you can fill later when the content is ready. Simply fill the empty frames by dragging into them at any time.
Gathering up all a site's assets to move a project elsewhere has never been easier. It is now possible to copy all asset files used in a site to a single location on your computer.
The start screen has been updated to include new functionality common to CC applications.
Plan View Orientation
Plan view now includes a vertical layout option to see master and child pages. Sites with more pages and complex hierarchies will be a whole new experience.
Direct Editing of Minimum Page Width
The minimum page width is now directly editable using the breakpoints bar. Move your mouse to the edge of the minimum page size area in the breakpoints bar. When the cursor changes to a resize cursor, click and drag to adjust the minimum page size.
New Preference for Preview IP Address
Some firewall settings prevent Muse Preview and Preview In Browser from making a connection. If you're having trouble previewing, there is a new preference in the Muse Preference dialog that allows you to choose from 3 different connection settings.
Sticky Footer with CSS
This release contains fixes for the following issues:
- Changing left padding shifts all page items on affected pages
- Muses crashes while generating SVG posters for the same SVG on multiple breakpoints
- Images within a tabbed panel on a page with multiple breakpoints can incorrectly result in the export error, “An image on the page is too large. Resize it smaller and try again."
- Changing page width on a fixed-width page does not update the width of 100% elements
- Some converted Muse files hit an assert "pendingProcessInfo:updateDisplayAsync TextLayoutDisplayObject..." when opening certain pages
- Muse crashes when activating a breakpoint in a small number of Muse files
- Muse crashes when removing alternate layouts with page items that have scroll effects
- Overlapping page items can result in the wrong z-order after export
- Editing a master page then re-publishing the site asserts "Failed to find CSSSheet for page” for some sites containing Synchronized Text
- Some pages may have an incorrect width when converting sites from older versions of Muse
- Spacing between page items changes unexpectedly when content is pushed down due to a growing page item and grouped elements are off the page
- Some site’s footer content jumps into the page content when browser window is resized to a specific breakpoint
- Scale to Fit browser fill images are re-sampled to a size considerably smaller than expected
- MUCOW options with supportsGlobalAndOptionContentTags get lost after reopening the Muse file
- Artwork in lightbox composition widgets is not visible after resizing past a breakpoint if the composition has a horizontal or vertical transition
- Muse crashes when deleting alternate layout with certain pages open with breakpoints on the master page
- Muse crashes when exporting some sites with an assert, "Why does PageItem have a cached parent page if we're not already exporting or resizing the page?”
- Rotating a group in the transform palette applies rotation to child items, not the group
- Fix formatting of some master page content published to Business Catalyst
- Muse crashes on export of a multi-breakpoint page containing a menu with submenus that has been resized
- Muse crashes when pasting or drag-n-dropping a selection containing a form and text frame with an inline SVG or HTML page item
- Muse crashes when editing a scroll effect on a master page with assert “Why are we applying scroll effects for an item on a page with multiple breakpoints “
- Muse crashes on export when the Layers panel is open with site that has Synchronized Text and a page marked not to export with assert "LTW:onCollectionChange called with no front page canvas”
- Muse hangs after editing some MUCOWs with multi-line text boxes
- Paragraph style with h tags applied to one paragraph of multi-paragraph text frame in a breakpoint causes w3 validator warnings
- Very different appearance of exported page if there is a tall sidebar on page
- Assets for upload exported from 2015.0 are deleted from server when exported from 2015.1
- Exporting sites with page breakpoints larger than master breakpoints can sometimes appear unexpectedly in browser
- Assert “Why do we have multiple folders with the same name?” when publishing some sites that contain OAMs
- Crash when some users publish a Muse site that has Business Catalyst tags
- Assert “Cannot get node’s position - invalid parent” when exporting some sites
- Crash when changing text attributes of a menu with submenus
- Trying to add a breakpoint smaller than the minimum page width gives a confusing error message
- “An error occurred on the server” message is shown when submitting contact forms on a site that only has PHP version 5.4 installed on the server
- Crash when deleting the last breakpoint on a master page after specific user actions
- Crash when saving a site with an SVG that is the only item in a group
- Faster Plan view performance while rearranging pages
- Form submit buttons with rounded corners show grey box behind them for sites with multiple breakpoints
- Crash when exporting a site with more than one reCAPTCHA enabled form on a page with multiple breakpoints
- Compositions with nested slideshows and horizontal/vertical transitions appear incorrect on export
- Placed SVGs sometimes resize incorrectly when switching between breakpoints in the browser
- Color decoration applied to text with a hyperlink on the text frame on master pages is not displayed on Business Catalyst sites
- Anchors with “:” or “.” in their name may trigger “Invalid ID selector” assert
- Improved Typing performance on pages with several breakpoints
- SVGs sometimes do not update at design time unless manually resized
- Added several performance improvements while editing master pages
Create beautiful responsive websites in a completely free-form manner, allowing you to design visually and without constraints.
Build fully responsive sites without having to think like a developer. You don’t have to worry about code -- Muse will make sure your site will look great on virtually all browsers and devices.
You can continue to work the way you always have, by adding responsive functionality to your site whenever you want. Existing sites made with earlier versions of Muse will remain unchanged unless you decide to modify them.
Muse will facilitate whatever responsive design approach you choose, whether it’s mobile or desktop first.
Creative Cloud Libraries
Seamlessly browse and reuse creative assets like colors and graphics from Adobe desktop and mobile tools with the Creative Cloud Libraries panel. Libraries sync to Creative Cloud and can be shared so you and your team always have the files you need, when you need them.
Adobe Stock Integration
Adobe Stock can now be accessed directly in Adobe Muse, just like Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. You can find, license and manage royalty-free images and vector graphics as you design and build sites. Select from 45 million assets, save your selection to your Creative Cloud Libraries and then drag it into your website to use.
Animate the transition of an image or other element from one state to another by setting the Fade options in the States panel. Users can set separate Delay, Duration and Timing Functions for each state and each element.
Import and Export Color Swatches
In the Swatches Palette, the Context Menu (right -lick in an empty area of the panel) now includes two options to Import and Export swatch libraries as Adobe Swatch Exchange (ASE) files.
CSS Text Shadows
Shadows applied to text frames without any fill and border now cause the shadow to be applied to the text, regardless of the font used. In previous versions of Muse, text shadows could only be applied to text frames containing a system font and resulted in the text being exported as an image.
Similar to placed images, SVGs now have a parent frame which can be styled and used to crop the SVG if desired. As a result, SVGs can now be added to slideshows. We've also made improvements to render SVGs more quickly in Design view. Finally, imported SVGs can be relinked to raster images, and imported images can be relinked to SVGs.
Rotation Detection in Images
Images that have rotation information embedded in them (such as those taken with a mobile device) will now be rotated properly when placed.
Welcome Screen & Starter Designs
Starter designs and help content are no longer displayed directly in the Welcome Screen. Both resources are still available and have been updated to help you get started with responsive design quickly and easily.
This release contains fixes for the following issues:
- Disabling inadvertently enabled properties within the welcome dialog starter designs.
This release contains fixes for the following issues:
- Crash Updating Links for background images in widgets with Edit Together On.
- During export, Muse inadvertently attempts to optimize a placed SWF and crashes.
- Muse closes unexpectedly when attempting to embed a Tumblr blog into a Muse site.
- Inline text frames that are positioned outside of their parent text frame are positioned incorrectly after export.
- "Triggers on Top" is broken in newly created Composition widgets.
- Assert "Error: Trying to format an XHTML Element with both content and children" while exporting certain sites with In-Browser Editing enabled.
- Libraries repeatedly re-converted if Muse is not quit normally after Library conversion.
- Crash opening sites which use Typekit web fonts after the font has been updated by Typekit with a new font family name.
- Vimeo widget nested inside of a Lightbox Composition continues to play after the user changes composition slides or closes the lightbox.
- Object opacity applied to a Text Frame is not shown in browser when the Text Frame has text using System Fonts.
- Crash when adding an item to a button widget, waiting several seconds, then undo.
- Undo after deleting a page and its child pages can result in a crash (on site with menu).
- An HTML object on a master page results in all pages that use that master being unnecessarily exported in many cases.
Adobe Typekit Web Fonts
- Premium web fonts from Adobe Typekit may now be used in your designs without ever leaving Adobe Muse. You can try a limited selection of fonts from the Adobe Typekit library with any level of Creative Cloud plan, and if you’ve subscribed to a paid plan, you’ll have access to the full library with thousands of fonts.
- Find the perfect font using a rich integrated browsing UI available by selecting “Add Web Fonts” from the Fonts dropdown menu
- Once added, work with Adobe Typekit fonts on the design canvas just like you would any other font
- Instantly preview Adobe Typekit web fonts in Adobe Muse Preview mode or your local browser.
- Publish to any host with zero extra configuration; Adobe Muse automatically creates web font “kits” for your live site.
Renamed “Web Safe” Fonts
- The “Web Safe” font category is now named “Standard Fonts (with fallbacks)”. This better communicates that each entry is a list of fonts (e.g., Verdana, Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif) that the browser tries in succession until it finds one that is installed on the viewer’s computer. Use of these fonts is a big source of inconsistent site visitor experience, making them, in fact, less “safe” than “Web Fonts”.
- The list of fallback fonts is presented directly in the font list rather than hidden in a tool-tip
Web Font Characters
- Two predefined character set options may be chosen for web fonts served to the browser. The setting applies to both Adobe Typekit and Edge Web Font services, and can be changed per site and per page using the Site & Page Properties dialogs. The options are:
- Default subset: “Latin 1” characters: covers Western European languages, excludes glyphs such as common ligatures, but loads faster. This is the initial setting for most new sites.
- All: All characters in the font: may provide greater language coverage and include glyphs such as common ligatures, but loads slower. This is the initial setting for all existing sites, and well as new sites created in certain locales (Dutch, Polish, Russian, and Turkish).
- Inherited (Page Properties only): Inherit from master page or site.
Additional Site URLs
- The Upload to FTP Host and Export as HTML dialogs now support multiple entries in the Site URL field. If your site can be accessed via multiple URLs, you can specify them using a comma-separated list such as katiescafe.com, katiescafe.net, katiericks.com/cafe. This ensures that Adobe Muse will configure Adobe Typekit web font kits for all supported URLs. For sites hosted with Adobe Business Catalyst, the list of URLs is determined automatically, so you not need to specify them in Adobe Muse.
- Radio Button Groups and Checkbox Groups are now available within Adobe Muse's built-in Forms. Groups can be added using the following custom field controls, which are available in the on-object UI popup when the form is selected.
- Radio Button Groups: To add a radio button to an already added Radio Button Group, select the added group. Clicking the ‘+’ Radio Button control with the Radio Button group selected will add the Radio Button to the selected group.
- Checkbox Groups: Similar to Radio Button Groups, Checkbox Groups can be added by clicking the ‘+’ Checkbox Group control while the form is selected. To add a checkbox to the newly added Checkbox Group, select the added group. Clicking the ‘+’ Checkbox control with the Checkbox Group selected will add the checkbox to the selected group. Clicking the ‘+’ Checkbox control with the form selected will add the checkbox as an ungrouped control to the form. Emails from form submissions with Checkbox Groups include a comma-delimited list of labels from the selected checkboxes in each group.
- Email field no longer required: The email field is no longer required in a form and can be removed.
Layers Panel Improvements
- Custom naming of page items: Double-click the name of an object in the Layers panel to enter name-editing mode. Names are limited to 100 characters. To reset an object’s name to its default, simply delete the name.
- Naming of item when importing .PSD files with layers: When you import a .PSD file with layers and choose to import one or more layers (instead of the composite image), the Layers panel will indicate the corresponding .PSD layer name(s). The initial name for the item will match the Assets panel name. e.g. "Artwork.PSD (Background)". Expanding the Image Frame to show the Image will indicate just the layer name. Like all items in the Layers panel, the name can still be customized.
- Ability to drag on the eye or lock icons to set multiple rows at once: Click-drag on the eye or lock icon to hide/show or lock/unlock respectively a range of items. The first icon you click determines the on or off action while the mouse is down (e.g. item hiding or item locking). While the mouse is down, drag through adjacent rows to set their state.
- Expand/collapse all rows in Layers panel: Option-click (alt-click on Windows) on the expansion triangle in a Layers panel row to show the entire hierarchy. Repeating will collapse the entire hierarchy.
- Slideshows and Composition widgets now have a new Auto Lightbox feature that automatically displays the Lightbox when the page loads instead of when clicking on a trigger.
- Warnings are generated if multiple Auto Lightboxes are placed on the same page.
In-Browser Editing Improvements
- Users can now add or edit hyperlinks in the browser using the In-Browser Editing service. Hyperlink changes made in the browser can be merged back into your Adobe Muse file via the File > Sync with Web Version option.
- The Effects panel is now available as a separate free-floating palette when selected from the Window menu.
- Added a new UI Scaling Preference for Windows. In Adobe Muse's Preferences Dialog you can control the scaling behavior of the Adobe Muse interface when the display has been set to 125%. Adobe Muse supports scale factors of 100%, 150% and 200% when running on high-resolution displays. For scale factors like 125%, which fall between two supported scale factors, the preference allows users to choose between the lowest and highest supported scale factor.
- Muse sites with both a Tablet and Phone rendition of a page now include a redirect from the Tablet page to the Phone page in order to be more mobile-friendly as defined by Google, who announced their expanded use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.
- Copying multiple text frames, which have been tagged using different collections via the Content panel, and pasting to a new project results in a crash with the alert, "Assert: Don't know how to generate rendered data for type:type_guid.”
- Deleting expanded objects from the Layers panel results in a crash if that object has multiple levels of child objects which have also been expanded.
- Undoing the deleting of all text from the “Form Message” field of a Form results in a crash.
This release contains fixes for the following issues:
- For Windows users experiencing a larger than expected Muse UI, which is triggered by setting the display resolution to 125%, a new environment variable can be added to reduce the size of the UI.
- Relinking or updating Assets that include an image used as both a browser background fill image and the background fill image for other objects would cause subsequent Save or Save As attempts to report a variety of different errors (i.e. “Object UID:U### has two (or more) owners…”, “UIDs with Multiple Owners…”, “Dangling Ref or Ownership…”, etc.) or other errors (i.e. “Asking to recursive delete xxx that’s already marked deleted”).
- While opening a Muse project file, some users were seeing a warning about images being up sampled yet the images in the Assets panel failed to identify which images were being up sampled.
- Opening an older Muse project file containing widgets with placed SVGs or text frames with missing fonts could result in a ‘very large bounds’ error.
- Some assets reported as out-of-date on Windows 8/8.1 when a .muse file was first converted to Muse 2014.3.
- Fixed a class of bugs that result in the crashing error message “How does vellum have focus without a text selection active."
- Text frames using system fonts and with a hyperlink applied flicker between normal and rollover states in the browser.
- Crash if a page contains multiple copies of the same SVG graphic used as a background fill.
- Hang while publishing or exporting if there are Upload Assets with 3 character filenames with no file extension.
- Bevel and Inner Glow effects applied to items on master pages only draw on the first page for which the master page is applied when previewed, exported, uploaded or published.
- A document corruption problem that could occur if a crash occurred during Save As.
- Error “Unexpected undo state” that may occur when resizing a menu widget.
- Preferences folders were sometimes created with incorrect permissions resulting in a failure during launch.
- Some preferences from older installations of Muse failed to copy to Muse 2014.3 (i.e. self hosted web fonts, user dictionaries, etc.). This update will correctly update preferences if Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 has never been installed. Otherwise, users must first delete the preference folders associated with Adobe Muse CC 2014.3, which are located in the following locations:
Mac (copy and paste into the Go > Go To Folder dialog in the Finder, to open the target folder):
"~/Library/Preferences/Adobe/Adobe Muse CC/2014.3"
Windows (Copy and paste into a file explorer window, to open the target folder):
"%appdata%\Adobe\Adobe Muse CC\2014.3"
This release includes the following new features and functionality:
Faster than ever – boosted performance in key features across the application:
- Page and image rendering in Design view
- Selecting, adding, removing, and deleting of items while editing
- Updates from changing Styles or Swatches
- Display of the Assets panel and relinking of background images
- Typing performance within text frames
- Copy of a selection in Design view.
- Generation of page thumbnails in Plan view
- Updates to automatic menu widgets when adding, removing or renaming pages
- Publishing with SFTP
- “Save As” performance for sites
- Deleting unused items such as “Delete Unused Swatches” and “Delete Unused Styles."
- Selecting complex widgets in Design view
- Loading pages in Preview mode. This change addresses cases where some users were seeing timeout failures when previewing pages or when placing SVGs due to a slow connection being used.
- Loading of SVGs when sites are viewed in browsers
- Loading of items that use bevel or inner glow effects in browsers. Muse now uses CSS to render bevel and inner glow effects on frames in the browser instead of rasterizing the effect and exporting the frames as sliced images.
- Loading of PNG images in browsers. Muse now uses 8-bit PNG images when possible for increased compression for 24-bit PNG images.
- Improved memory management
HiDPI support for Windows – The Muse User Interface now supports Windows HiDPI displays. The UI artwork is optimized for 100% or 200% display scaling. 150% display scaling is also supported.
- Text layout in Design view now uses the same baseline position font metrics as popular browsers resulting in greater consistency with browsers. The change in metrics may change text baseline positions for existing Muse files. To revert to the original baseline positions, choose File > Site Properties > Advanced > Use Legacy Text Baseline Positions.
- Superscript, Subscript, Uppercase and Lowercase are now available as text attributes in the Text panel.
- Missing Fonts - Pink highlights indicate text where the applied font is not available on your system.
- Double-click drag in a text frame now selects text on word boundaries.
- A custom Button Image can now be set for the PayPal widget. The image will appear as an Upload asset in the Assets panel.
- Added the ability for a MuCOW widget developer to include a file browse control in the widget’s on-object UI. The PayPal widget improvement above is an example of this new feature of MuCOW widgets.
- Custom colors can be set for the Title and Byline text in the Vimeo widget.
- Added the ability for a MuCOW widget developer to include a color picker control in the widget’s on-object UI. The Vimeo widget improvement above is an example of this new feature of MuCOW widgets.
Show or hide frame edges – Adobe Muse now draws a light-colored outline (frame edges) on Objects and Text Frames by default, making it easy for you to see objects that don't have a stroke or fill applied. The color of the frame edge corresponds with the layer on which the object or text frame is placed. When you select or roll over the object or text frame, the frame edge appears darker. To toggle Frame Edges, select View > Show/Hide Frame Edges or Ctrl+H (Windows) / Control+Command+H (Mac OS).
Adobe Muse CC for Enterprise and Education - Enterprise and Education customers can now install Muse as part of the main payload in the Creative Cloud Packager. It’s no longer necessary to use the Exception Deployer on Mac or Windows.
Auto-detect FTP settings - When initiating upload via FTP, Muse gives you the option to automatically detect the most secure publishing option available for your hosting provider.
Spend less time reversing default styling
- New rectangles now default to having no stroke and no fill.
- Use the "Clear All Styling" option from the context menu to remove all styling applied to an item. When used, the resulting item contains no fill, stroke, or effect, and default text styling.
- Use the "Clear Widget Content" option from the context menu to remove all content populating a widget. The “Clear Widget Content” option allows you to easily remove placeholder content from a widget.
Plan view improvements
- Pages that are marked as “do not export" are now rendered in a way that indicates they will not be exported.
- Drag a master page to where you want to add a page based on that master to your site.
- “Delete Unused Layers” by selecting the option from the context menu within the Layers panel.
- The opacity control in the Control Strip now rounds to 10% increments when the shift key is pressed while typing the up/down arrow keys.
- Right-mouse clicking on an Upload Asset or Background Image in the Assets panel will include a context menu showing where the asset is used in the document.
- Right-mouse clicking on a Paragraph Style, Graphic Style, Character Style, or Bullet Style will include a context menu showing where the style is used in the document.
- Eliminated thumbnail flickering in the States panel when moving items in Design view or changing attributes.
- Added support for zooming in/out in Design view via Option/Alt + Mouse Wheel.
- Double-click the Hand Tool now zooms to Fit Page in Design view.
- Double-click the Zoom Tool now zooms to Actual Size in Design view (100% Zoom Level).
- Additional keyboard shortcuts for Find and Replace.
- Preview Mode now includes sample sizes for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
- Muse now preserves IPTC meta-data in JPEG images optimized by Muse.
- Added Persian to the list of available languages for Sites and Pages. (Site and Page language is used to set default styling and the language used by social widgets.)
- Drag a content tag or collections from the Content panel onto Design view to easily add shared text to a page.
Site conversion and optimization
- Muse now displays a progress bar when opening a document
- Libraries are converted at the first launch of a new version of Muse instead of when first accessing each Library item.
- Remove excess image data from background images stored in a Muse project. This optimization does not alter the size or quality of images generated by Muse but it does avoid renaming of some background images. This optimization dramatically reduces the total size of some .muse files. It is part of the conversion step when opening older documents. This conversion step may be slow for documents with lots of high resolution background images, but will not have to be run again once the file has been saved. We strongly recommend saving to a new file so that you can continue to use your original document with older versions of Muse and to have as a backup. Because of the reduced size, the performance of many other operations may improve.
New device detection for redirect to tablet or phone site. Publishing a site with multiple layouts now includes an additional “Redirect” choice in the “Options” section of the Publish dialog. The “Universal Redirect” looks only at screen size and touch screen support to choose a corresponding layout. The “Business Catalyst Redirect” uses a device database. The “Universal Redirect” is the method used for sites not hosted on BC and is now the default for sites hosted on BC.
- Crash after using font menu submenus
- Cannot use In-browser editing to edit content within all widgets or text frames that have at least one inline image
- Crash while dragging and dropping full screen slideshow between pages
- Crash when entering an invalid port while using SFTP on Mac
- FTP upload fails if access to an .htaccess file is blocked
- Pages with Synchronized Text published to a subfolder on Business Catalyst fail to display correctly
- Fixed crash when canceling during certain phases of FTP upload
- FTP upload fails if 'ftp://' is in the server address
- Fixed: Long hang when attempting to upload a site with non-standard SFTP ports
- Improved performance of selecting long text frames
- SVG applied as a rectangle background image with fill colors in active state disappears when on a master page
- Fixed crash resizing certain images to very small sizes
- Display error message instead of crashing when certain Adobe ID login errors are encountered
- Fixed memory leaks when placing large PSD files
- SVG applied as a background image fails to display in Internet Explorer 8
- Objects on master pages that have SVG backgrounds incorrectly render as raster in the browser when navigating between pages
- SVG Support – Place or copy and paste scalable vector graphics in Adobe Muse or import as a background fill. Published content remains as vector art, and is coded as SVG.
- Secure FTP Publishing – SFTP and FTPS protocols are now available in the Upload to FTP Server publishing option, under the Options -> Method drop down menu.
- Synchronized Text – Using the new Content panel, tag text for re-use across the site including tablet and smartphone layouts. Multiple text frames can be tagged as part of a collection. Once tagged, changes to the text in one frame will automatically be made to all others with the same tag.
- In-browser Editing of Synchronized Text – When editing synchronized text frames with in-browser editing the changes are automatically published everywhere the tag is used.
- Find and Replace – Select Find and Replace from the Edit menu to search for text across the pages on your site. The dialog also allows replacement of individual or all instances of searched words or phrases.
- Drag & Drop Between Pages – Any Adobe Muse object can now be dragged and dropped to duplicate them across pages. This is useful when working with two pages side-by-side in design mode.
This release also includes the following updates and enhancements:
- Publish mode now provides access to all 3 publishing options: Export as HTML, Publish to Business Catalyst, and Upload to FTP Host.
- Manage mode has been moved to the file menu and renamed “Manage Business Catalyst Site”.
- Images placed in Adobe Muse will now preserve ICC Color Profile for JPEGs and PSDs, and IPTC metadata for PSDs.
- Fixed swipe touch support functionality bug on Android browsers.
- Effects applied on rollover, mouse down, and active states not shown in design mode when applied to images
- “Update Now” button fails to automatically trigger update installation in certain locales
- Self-host your own web fonts — Adobe Muse now supports self-hosted web fonts in addition to our free Edge Web Fonts service. To self-host a font for use in your Adobe Muse site, install the system font (properly licensed for desktop use) and provide the corresponding web font files (properly licensed for use on a website).
- Add customizable bullet & numbering styles — The new Bullet Styles Panel lets you define and apply custom bullet characters and numbering lists.
- Insert special characters with ease — The new Glyphs Panel gives you direct access to full character sets for individual typefaces, including web fonts. This allows easy insertion of symbols, like © or ᵝ, that aren’t available on a standard keyboard.
- Display right-to-left text — Text frames set to languages that read right to left will now display their text from right to left. This can be toggled in the Text panel itself, or accessed via Site Properties > Content window.
- Enable locale-specific features — Language can now be set at the individual or master page level, in addition to the site level.
- Add checkbox fields — Checkbox fields can now be added to forms and optionally set as a mandatory field. This is particularly useful for forms involving license agreements or sign-ups. The checkbox default state (checked or unchecked) and styling (using Object States) are fully customizable.
- Prevent automated spam — We’ve incorporated the option to add Google’s reCAPTCHA, a free service that uses text and number distortions to distinguish humans from spam bots.
- Quickly Paste in Place — The popular Paste in Place command is now available via the right-click menu in Design view.
- Scroll horizontally — We’ve added wheel and track pad support for horizontal scrolling in both Plan and Design view.
- Hello dialog is stuck in offline mode for some network configurations
- Crash changing a menu item when a page and its master page are both open
- Sporadic crash when closing a design mode tab
- Added a workaround for FTP servers that don’t properly support extended passive mode
- Sporadic crash when applying fill color to a page item
- Improved performance of converting large files from previous versions of Muse
- Crash when images were resized to less than half a pixel on either height or width
- Improved error handling in cases where subscription validation incorrectly fails
- Poor performance and crashes with manual menus placed on master pages created in previous versions
- Incorrect positioning of hero Images in slideshows on export when graphic styles are applied
- “pendingProcessInfo not found” crash during export or publish of sites with resized GIFs
- Change some welcome screen links that were pointing to the wrong destination
- Severe UI drawing problems on Windows 8 when 125% display scaling is set
- Editing site containing an Edge animation with In browser editing causes errors when site is viewed
- Muse appears hung at 60% in the FTP dialog for long periods of time while optimizing images
- Error when site is viewed with Chrome on Android over a data connection about missing assets
- Crash in Layers panel
- Sporadic crash when selecting text frames
- Sites uploaded using the built-in "Upload to FTP Host" feature now offer In-Browser editing features similar to those available when publishing to Adobe Business Catalyst.
- Native, 64-bit application. The foundation of Adobe Muse CC has been rebuilt as a native, 64-bit application. A portion of the Adobe AIR technology is now embedded within Muse. Separate installation of Adobe AIR is no longer required.
- New Minimum System Requirements. Windows 7, or later. 64-bit version required. Mac OSX 10.7, or later. Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Internet Explorer 11 is highly recommended.
- In-App Muse Preview. In-App Muse Preview now uses the browser technology from the OS (the version of Safari or IE you have installed).
- Internal FTP Client. The internal FTP client has been replaced, and the code for encrypting and storing FTP credentials has been rewritten.
- Subscription Login/Activation Code. Subscription Login/Activation Code is entirely new and now matches that of other Adobe products.
- Installer. Installer is all new and now integrates more seamlessly with the Creative Cloud installer. Note: installation will be slower because the native app is much larger than prior versions of Muse.
- Lock Files. To help prevent file corruption of files stored in shared locations Muse now generates temporary .MULK files for .MUSE files while they’re being edited.
- Panels. Panel and window behaviors now match InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, including tear-off panels and multiple windows. You can also reset all panels to the app default state from the Window > Reset Panels menu.
- Toolbox. The tools are now located in a Toolbox panel and by default docked on the left.
- 100% Width Toggle. The Control Strip now contains a specific control to turn on/off elastic 100% browser width behavior for objects that support it. This achieves the same result as dragging object edges to the left and right edges of the browser area in Design view, but more efficiently.
- Text Panel Enhancements. The text panel now includes the ability to add tags (h1, p tag, etc.) Tags also continue to be available in Style Options.
- Workspaces. Plan, Design, Preview, Publish and Manage controls are now located on the far right of the App Bar.
- Default Page and Browser Attributes. When creating a new Muse site, pages by default have no fill or stroke and the Browser Fill color is set to white. All attributes can be overridden.
- Retina Display UI. The Muse application UI has been fully optimized for Retina displays.
- Window/Menu “Flashing”. The main menu bar on Windows no longer flashes. Palette window(s) no longer flash and/or temporarily fall behind the main window/other windows.
- Keyboard Shortcuts. Localized keyboard shortcuts are now included.
- Remember Last Folder. The File Open/Save dialogs on both platforms remember the last used folder.
- Hiding. Hiding the app on the Mac no longer fails to hide the Design view.
- Hello. We’re conducting a test of a new Welcome Screen experience called “Hello” that some USA English customers will see.
- Streamlined FTP. The interface for uploading your site to a FTP host is redesigned to be easier to use.
- Background Image Fills. Containers with background image fills now support the ability to cut, copy, paste or replace from the right+click context menu.
- Replace Image. Images can now be replaced (aka relinked) via a choice in the right+click context menu for the image in Design view, in addition to the context menu for the entry in the Assets panel.
- 100% Width Slideshows. In addition to supporting full-screen slideshows (in Muse 7) we now support fixed height/full width slideshows.
- Slideshow “Resume” Enhancement. Autoplay slideshows stop after being interacted with. Now they can be set to resume after N seconds.
- Form Widget Name Field. Name fields are now optional in forms. (E-mail address is still required.)
- Form Widget Bug Fixed. Addressed bug where e-mails sent by forms would appear as code when sent from some hosting providers.
- Accordion Widget Bug Fixed. Fixed bug where an accordion widget set to overlap content below would prevent mouse events (rollover or clicks) from reaching items placed in the area that will be overlapped.
- HiDPI Button Widget. New widget allows website visitors to switch between normal and HiDPI versions of the images being delivered to their browser.
- MuCOW Additions. Ability to add a horizontal separator line in widget UI, extra info text in the UI, and a warning that can be displayed when a default value isn’t changed.
- Hi-resolution site creation. Websites generated in Muse now support the option to optimize output for both standard and high-resolution/Retina displays.
- Browser Compatibility. Muse output is no longer fully compatible with Internet Explorer 7 or earlier — some elements will not render consistently in these earlier browsers.
- Site Consistency Checking. Added in-browser checks that confirm most the files for a given page are present on the server and are of the correct version. (One of the most common causes of support cases is customers using an external FTP client and failing to upload all the necessary files to the correct locations.)
- 100% Width Edge Animations. Edge Animations can now be set to 100% width if they’ve been exported from Edge Animate as resizable animations.
- Corner Radius Limit Increased. The limit was increased to 25,000 from the previous limit of 100.
- The existing Adobe Muse Exchange has been replaced by Muse content in the Adobe Creative Cloud Add-on site. Visit the new site here.
This release contains fixes for the following issues:
- Added automatic retry for errors encountered during publish
- Changes to the in-application updater to enable installation of future versions
This release contains fixes for the following issues:
- Periodic crash when using YouTube widgets. Design & Preview mode within Muse now show a YouTube logo as a temporary placeholder. The correct YouTube video will be used for Export, FTP, and Publish.
- Some types of site content cause Muse to incorrectly Publish all pages and not just the pages that were changed.
- Accordion widgets with “Overlap Items Below” enabled could prevent links below the accordion from being clickable.
This release contains fixes for the following issues:
- Menu active states fail to trigger when scrolling past linked anchors when scroll effects are applied.
- Tablet layout incorrect loading on desktop browsers in the latest version of Chrome.
- Jumpy or stuttering scroll motion on slower devices and OS X Mavericks Safari.
- YouTube widget was missing "Show Related" option.
- YouTube and Vimeo widgets coming to the front of the stacking order (z-order).
- YouTube and Vimeo widgets did not preview correctly in Design mode on computers running Windows.
- Pinned accordions with "overlap items below" may not be visible in Chrome.
- Composition widget stops working if a trigger container has a negative x value.
- Edge animations will not always show up properly in Internet Explorer v11.
- Some documents using inline images in text frames hang while drawing page thumbnails in Plan view.
- Crash drawing some text frames containing large inline objects.
- Large images in full screen slideshows are downsampled to the width of the slideshow in Design view.
- Form fields added after a custom form field will not delete properly.
- Deleting a swatch used in a browser gradient fill causes minor document corruption.
- Fixed failure in Adobe ID authentication when networks use certain proxy auto-config settings.
- Potential crash on Mac when doing a Save As over the top of the original file stored on a file server volume.
- Full screen slideshows will not remain full screen when an object on the page has both opacity and scroll motion effects applied in Chrome.
- Tiled background images with background scrolling speed of 0 do not show up properly in Chrome when the object also has effects.
- Large images and large background images that are pinned break apart into strips and only partially scroll in Chrome.
- Browser fill images with a scrolling speed of 0 fail to load the image properly in Chrome.
- Pinned objects and objects with scroll motion sometimes leave artifacts, flicker or disappear on the page in Chrome.
- We've added a new class of widgets to the Widget Library -- known as Social (HTML) widgets. These widgets contain embedded HTML which can be configured within Muse by way of the "Options" panel when the widget is dragged onto the design canvas.
- These HTML widgets are built from embedded HTML provided by external websites, and work best when displayed on a live website.
- The following Social widgets are included with this release: Facebook Comments, Facebook Follow, Facebook Like, Google Maps, LinkedIn, Muse Badge, Paypal, Pinterest, Twitter Follow, Twitter Tweet, Vimeo Video, YouTube Video.
- In this release, we have introduced a new widget type (located in the Social folder of the Widgets Library Panel). These widgets have a unique, extensible structure known as .mucow (Muse Configurable Options Widget) that allows code savvy Muse users to create new Embed HTML widgets based on parameters defined in a simple XML file. To learn more about creating a custom XML .mucow file that can be placed in Muse please refer to the Adobe Muse .mucow documentation.
- Muse design elements (guides, widgets, text, as well as all associated paragraph/graphic/named swatches associated with each element) can now be saved in a persistent User Library panel. Library elements can be exported to the new .mulib format and distributed. Double-clicking on a .mulib file in the MacOS Finder or Windows Explorer will install the library within the Muse application.
- Library elements are persistent (remain with the application irrespective of current open Muse document).
- Example Library elements may be downloaded from the Muse Exchange page -- Click the link in the preview area of the Muse Library panel, or go directly to the Muse Exchange page on the Muse website.
- For more specifics please refer to the Organizing and reusing common elements using Library panel article in our Help system.
- We have added a new "Full Screen" widget in the Slideshow area of the Widget panel. Selecting this option will make Hero images placed in the slideshow scale to fit or fill the browser window. To see the feature in action please see Working with Slideshow widgets.
- Slideshows set to fullscreen can also have a "Lightbox" option enabled. The Lightbox behavior defines a default padding for images in the Lightbox state -- the size of this padding can be controlled in the Spacing panel.
- Lightbox full screen slideshows can be closed in the browser by way of an optional Close Box widget element, or by pressing the Escape key on the keyboard. On touch enabled devices the image can be dismissed by way of the optional close box or by tapping the Hero image directly.
- We have added a new "Button Widget" in the Composition area of the Widget panel. Objects (text, images, Photoshop buttons, widgets, etc.) placed inside this container will synchronize states (up, over, down and active) when any area of the container is interacted with.
- The Button widget can be rotated.
- We've added a number of new options to hide target for Fading transition. To see the "hide on rollout" feature in action please see Hiding Composition widgets on rollout to create submenus. Additional features include:
- Show Target: On Click, Hide Target: None/On Click/On Rollout/On Rollout of Trigger and Target
- Show Target: on Rollover, Hide Target: None/On Rollout/On Rollout of Trigger and Target
- You can now select a "Close" button when the position is set to "Stacked". Clicking the Close box will hide the active target.
- Compositions parts can now be pinned.
- When adding additional trigger/target sets the default heuristic behavior has been improved, making it easier to see a newly added element.
- Selecting "Free Form Thumbnails" from the On-object UI allows a free-style thumbnails arrangement. Note: although thumbnails may be freely placed on the canvas, resizing a single thumbnail will still resize all other thumbnails. To learn more please refer to the Configuring free form thumbnails in Slideshow widgets topic in our Help system.
- Slideshow widgets include sample images to make understanding their construction easier. Now adding an image to the Slideshow for the first time will automatically delete all original "for position only" images.
- Slideshow parts can now be pinned.
- A new site property 'Round Leading to a Whole Number' has been added. When this feature is enabled and leading is specified as a percentage of font size (e.g., 120% of 14px), the calculated value (e.g., 16.8px) will now be rounded to a whole number (e.g., 17px). Leading is more consistent across browsers when rounded.
- The property is off for existing sites, but on for new sites and can be controlled in the Site Properties > Content area.
- A new option in this release, "Convert opaque PNG to JPEG," controls whether Muse will automatically convert PNG images with no transparency to JPEG. JPEG images are typically significantly smaller than PNG, which translates to faster load times when viewing your site in a browser. JPEG is a compression scheme that sometimes discards small amounts of image data in order to achieve greater compression. Typically, there is no noticeable affect on the image. However, for some images, JPEG compression can cause very small distortions known as JPEG artifacts. These artifacts can be avoided by turning this option off if the original image is not already a JPEG. This option can be found in Site Properties > Content.
- This release of Adobe Muse CC uses a Bicubic Sharper algorithm to produce higher quality images when resampling is required due to resizing an image smaller. Earlier versions of Adobe Muse CC used a more generic Bicubic algorithm.
- We have expanded the scroll effects feature set in this release. The following feature improvements can be found in the Scroll Effects panel:
- Opacity -- unique opacity values before and after key position, including transition intervals to/from these opacities and opacity at key position
- Slideshow -- Can be applied to Muse slideshows including the new "Full Screen Slideshow" widget. Define start play position, or choose to switch slides every specified amount of pixels scrolled
- Edge Animate -- Control when a placed animation file begins playing or link its main timeline to the page scroll and define the ratio between scrolling distance and frames played. This option affects only objects placed on the main timeline in Edge Animate.
- We've added an option to turn on/off redirect for mobile layouts in the Site Properties dialog. This feature is useful for a layout that is not ready and should not be redirected to yet (work-in-progress). Please note -- the layout will still be exported though the redirect option is off, however mobile browsers will not redirect to mobile pages, and the exported files will not be included in sitemap.xml until this option is enabled in the Site Properties dialog.
- User dictionaries (words added by the user) are now organized by language. You can add a word to the global user dictionary or to a language-specific user dictionary.
- You can also remove a word added previously.
- These actions can be performed using the context menu for a text selection or from the User Dictionary dialog launched by selecting Edit > Spelling > User Dictionary.
- In order to make accessing help content for specific features easier we've added direct help links within the Adobe Muse application. Look for the Help icon in various panels, widget options and drop down windows for specific help content.
- New localizations have been added for Russian, Finnish, Portuguese, Czech and Polish. These languages are now available in the Language drop down menu in the Adobe Muse Preferences > General window.
- All existing background and position scroll effects now work when viewed on iOS devices. Be sure to re-publish your Muse design to take advantage of the code generation enhancements.
- Scroll effect controls have moved from the Effects drop-down window to a panel of its own. You can access the panel from the Window > Scroll Effects menu.
- Elements that are set to 100% of browser width can now have scroll motion applied.
- Anchor links can now display the active state of an object based on the scroll position. Items linked to an anchor will display in the Active state when the portion of the page associated with the anchor is in view.
- This setting is off by default for existing sites, and it is on for new sites. If you want to take advantage of this new feature in one of your existing sites, please go to Site properties, Content tab and check "Enable Active State for Anchor Links".
- Fixed an issue which caused the application to crash when embedding youtube video HTML code.
- Fixed an issue which prevented forms from working if any label name contained a single quote character.
- New localizations have been added for Danish, Norwegian, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Turkish. These languages are now available in the Language drop down menu in the Adobe Muse Preferences > General window.
- Muse forms now work when uploaded to most web hosting providers. If you use the built-in FTP upload feature the Muse application will attempt to verify that forms will work on your web host as part of the FTP upload process.
- If Muse forms are not working with your hosting provider, check this FAQ.
- Note that form CAPTCHAs are still only supported when published to Business Catalyst. On non-BC hosted sites Muse will attempt to limit the number of form submissions from a single site visitor (IP address) to help reduce form spam.
- Muse now includes the ability to change images and text (site owner editing) on the published site by way of the Business Catalyst Administrator interface.
- Site owners do not need to install Muse (editing takes place in a web browser once editing access has been granted by a Muse designer).
- Changes made using In-Browser Editing can be merged back into the source Muse file.
- To learn more about this feature please refer to the In-Browser Editing.
- Muse now includes a Layers panel, loosely modeled after the Layers panel in InDesign. The Layers palette represents the exported Z-order of items on the page, with the front-most item on top.
- The Layers panel replaces the Master Foreground/Background feature delivered as part of the Muse Q1 release.
- By default a document has one layer, but you can add or delete layers by way of the Add/Delete buttons at the bottom of the Layers panel.
- Delete items by selecting row(s) in the palette and clicking on the trash can icon (or dragging rows to the trash can icon).
- Duplicate items by dragging rows to the New button or by Option/Alt dragging them to the desired new location.
- Rename layers and anchors by double-clicking on the label in the Layers panel to open a rename dialog, or click and pause to rename directly within the panel.
- View the hierarchy of page items and widgets by expanding that row of the palette
- Select items on the page by clicking on the small 'dot' on the right side of the item.
- Clicking the Locate button (next to the trash can at the bottom of the panel) will highlight an item selected in Design view in the Layers panel.
- Metadata can now be assigned to master pages. The metadata is then shared across pages (and master pages) where that master page is applied.
- Master pages can now specify a prefix or a suffix (or both) for the page title on output.
- For regular pages, the fields in the Metadata dialog are larger, allowing you to see more of your keywords/description/head text.
- To make space, some of these fields moved to a new Options tab in the dialog.
- Scrolling Effects are now available for individual items and for tiled background image fills of items, the page and the browser background.
- Scroll Motion Effects can be set on individual items via the new "Scroll Motion" tab (the fourth tab) in the Effects panel off the Control Strip. This panel provides controls for the speed and direction of the scroll motion and enables you to specify a "Key Position" that indicates the vertical scroll position in the browser at which the item will have the vertical/horizontal position seen in Muse Design view. Using the scroll motion speeds specified, Muse will do the math to move the item so when the Key Position is reached during scrolling, the item is exactly where it was placed in Design view.
- Note Scroll Motion Effects are not available for 100% browser width objects, pinned objects, items that are inline within text, items within a group or items within a widget.
- Scrolling Effects for tiled background images can be set in the new Scroll tab in the Fill panel and Browser Fill panel off the Control Strip. To enable this feature, first import a background image and set the Fitting to Tiled, then set the scrolling effects in the Scroll tab.
- In Plan view you can collapse and expand child pages by clicking below the parent page on the expand/collapse icon. This allows you to hide pages you don't need to look at, simplifying the Plan view and reducing the amount of scrolling you will need to do.
- Expand/collapse state is remembered in the saved Muse document, but will have no effect on output.
- You can now design your sites with vertical text commonly used in East Asian writing systems. Text lines contain top-to-bottom content and flow from right to left.
- Vertical text can use the same set of typographic controls available for horizontal text.
- Vertical text is published to your website as live text that is selectable, searchable, and accessible.
- Fixed an issue where the Assets panel did not scroll to an image when it was selected in a layout.
- Page Up, Page Down, and Home and End have been added as navigation keyboard shortcuts. They work in Plan, Design, and Preview mode.
- Muse has a new keyboard shortcut for ''Link to File…'. Read the tooltip on the 'Link to File…' item in the hyperlinks drop down to see the new shortcut for your language.
- A pinned rectangle with rounded corners in rollover and inner glow can now be exported.
- Background images with an '&' symbol in the name and related effects will now show up in Preview and/or Export.
- Addressed a crash that occurred when exporting certain sites, which prompted error "Domain name should have a protocol".
- Fixed an issue which caused some users to crash during export or publish.
- Fixed an issue which caused some users to crash during launch.
- Fixed export issue that caused certain accordions to overlap items below regardless of the status of 'overlap items below' option.
- Shadows and outer glows applied via a Graphic Style will export when the style has no border and no fill.
- Fixed issue where a page item with an object opacity on a Master page had the wrong opacity when viewed in IE9.
- Fixed an issue with the drawing order of a stack of multiple overlapping page items, which manifested when items would disappear or clickable items would become non-clickable.
- Muse now includes a spelling checker which can be toggled on or off by selecting Edit > Spelling in the Muse menu.
- To see suggestions for misspelled words (with red squiggly underline) select the text using the Text Tool, then right-click on the selected word(s).
- To add a word to the spelling dictionary right-click on the word and select "Add . . . to Dictionary" in the right-click menu.
- To change the spelling checker language go to File > Site Properties, click on the Text tab and select the appropriate language in the Language drop-down menu. To change the language for an individual text frame right-click on the text frame and select Language from the popup menu.
- The widget fly-out options panel now opens automatically when a new widget is placed on the Design canvas to make configuring widgets more intuitive.
- Slideshow and Composition Widgets now include the option to turn on or off Swipe (touch) support and the ability to control transition speed (in addition to the time spent on each slide) in 0.1 second increments.
- The Accordion panel widget now supports "Close All" in Design view. The selected panel Design view will now be selected/active when previewing, exporting or publishing the site to Business Catalyst.
- The selected tab in Design view for the Tabbed panel widget will now be selected/active when previewing, exporting or publishing the site to Business Catalyst.
- When opening older documents Muse will either expand the first Accordion panel or collapse the Accordion in Design view depending on the selected options. In the instance of the Tabbed panel widget the first tab in the tabbed panel will be active/visible.
- The "Close all initially" option in the Accordion panel has been replaced by the new behavior that allows an accordion to be collapsed in Design view.
- The Accordion panel now includes an option to "Overlap Items Below". When selected content below the Accordion panel will not move down on the page as an Accordion panel is opened/expanded.
- In case we either switched an accordion to its first panel, or collapsed it initially, a reference to that accordion will be added to the new Warnings panel. The reason is that this change may slightly change the page design. We encourage you to review the design/browser behavior for those pages and when done, delete the warning(s) from the Warnings panel. Muse will remind you if there are warnings that were not resolved (deleted) prior to each export/publish.
- You can now change the Z-order (using Bring to Front/Bring Forward/Send Backward/Send to Back) of Triggers and Targets in Composition widgets without breaking the connection between Triggers and Targets. Similarly, you can now change the Z-order of Slideshow Thumbnail or Hero images without breaking the connection between them. Please note that changing the Z-order will change the order of slides/panels used for next/previous and auto play.
- Hierarchical Master Pages - Video Overview
- Master page elements can now layer in front of content on those pages to which the Master has been applied. To re-order Master page content select elements on the Master page, right-click and select "Move to Master Foreground" or "Move to Master Background" from the popup menu. Alternatively select elements on the Master page, then select Object > Move to Background or Foreground in the Muse application menu. All elements in the Master page set to "Move to Master Foreground" will appear on top of all elements in the Page.
- Master Pages can now be applied to other Master Pages. All the workflows for applying a Master Page to a website page are now also available to apply a Master Page to another Master Page.
- To understand the complete chain of Master Pages applied to an individual page or Master Page mouse over the page name in the Site Plan layout — a tooltip will appear showing the chain of applied Master pages.
- The Muse publish workflow now allows publishing to a specific host sub-directory on the Business Catalyst hosting platform. This feature has been available as part of the "Upload to FTP host" in the past and is now extended to publishing to the Business Catalyst platform.
- To publish to a sub-folder, select Publish, expand the Options drop down area, and enter the sub-folder name.
- For Tablet and Phone layouts, rotated items are now described in HTML as if they are unrotated then rotation is applied as a separate CSS 2D rotation property. This results in much cleaner images and text, and live selectable text in the browser. (Rotated items in Muse 3 and earlier were exported as images. Hence, the more you zoom in when viewing from a browser, the more pixelated the rotated item appears).
- Tablet and Phone Preview now has a toggle to preview Portrait or Landscape.
- When deleting a page item, Muse will now select the parent item, if any.
- The Page Properties dialog now includes an option to always show scrollbars in the browser.
- Pressing Escape exits Preview mode and takes you back to your last Design view page.
- The Align/Distribute panel now includes the ability to Distribute objects horizontally or vertically with specific numeric spacing.
- Upload to FTP host now includes a setting to control whether Muse stores FTP account credentials.
- Performance improvements for opening a Page in Design view.
- Performance improvements for Select All, selection handle drawing and selection handle hit testing when the selection contains a few hundred items.
- Fixed a crash when you open your Adobe Muse file with inline .swf file in Text Frame.
- Fixed a bug where adding effects to an object with different fill opacities in states causes the opacity of the object to be the same in all states.
- Fixed a bug where adding alternate layouts (like Desktop, Tablet & Phone) causes upload asset files (like PDFs) to be duplicated.
- Fixed a crash during export when the document contains a graphic style that's missing a border color.
- Fixed a crash in Preview when navigating a document that contains both Desktop and Tablet pages.
- Fixed an issue where menu items with an inner glow or bevel in the Active state sometimes draw the labels aligned to the top of the menu item instead of the center.
- Fixed an issue where master page footer items with effects applied draw in the page content area instead of the footer area when viewed in a browser.
- Fixed an issue where right pinned items are not drawing aligned to the right edge of the browser after export.
- Fixed an issue where mouse events were ignored on buttons, links and menu items that were positioned within areas that were occupied by a hidden submenu.
- Fixed a crash during launch which affected some MacOS X 10.8 users with unusual DNS settings.
- Added an error message dialog which notifies users if they are trying to export a site containing a page with an invalid file name.
- Fixed an issue where layout did not output correctly when the page contained a mix of pinned and non-pinned items (non-pinned items disappeared or were in the wrong location).
- Site Plan – You can now add alternate Site Plans for Desktop, Tablet and Phone versions of your website. This means you can create unique site plans and unique pages for individuals viewing your site from Desktop, Tablet or Smart Phones.
- Add Layout Options – You can choose to copy Site Plan and Master/Page backgrounds when adding alternate layouts for the Desktop, Tablet and Phone versions of your website.
- Redirects – Automatic redirects to device-specific layouts. When you browse an Adobe Muse site on a smart phone or tablet, the code generated by Adobe Muse will automatically load the appropriate layout for the device.
- Swipe Support Within Widgets – Vertical, Horizontal and Fade transitions now have swipe support. Simply publish your Adobe Muse site and any widget with a Vertical, Horizontal or Fade transition will have swipe support on touch enabled devices.
- Touch Support Within Menu Widget – Menu and Submenu selection now has touch support.
- Device Preview – Preview your Tablet layouts in various Tablet dimensions and your Phone layouts in various Phone dimensions. Preview will reflect the dimensions of the device you've selected in the Preview Size drop down, but not simulate device-specific features or nuances of the browser on a given device.
- Viewport Scaling – Sites generated from Muse utilize viewport metadata to assure a web page "fills" the width of the current screen of tablet or smartphone devices, both in landscape and portrait orientation.
- Jump Between Site Plans – Jump between Desktop (Ctrl/Cmd+7), Tablet (Ctrl/Cmd+8) and Phone (Ctrl/Cmd+9) Site Plans.
- Go to Page – Press (Ctrl/Cmd + J) to bring up the Go to Page dialog where you can quickly go to a Page, Master Page or Site Plan by typing any portion of the page name.
- CAPTCHA – The Forms widget now includes a CAPTCHA field option to prevent automated form submissions (spam). Form widgets in general and the CAPTCHA option requires server side support and thus requires hosting on Adobe Business Catalyst.
- Search/Filter – Links drop down menu (consistent with the Font drop down menu) now allows for search and partial filtering
- Link Organization – Links drop down has been revised to organize pages for Desktop, Tablet or Phone layouts.
- Sticky Footer Option –The Sticky Footer option is found in Site/Page Properties. When Sticky Footer is checked, the footer will stick to the bottom of the browser window unless the page is taller than the browser window. The Muse 2.x (and earlier) footer behavior is equivalent to Sticky Footer Off, where footer items stay directly below the page content and a gap may appear below the footer in the browser window for a short page. Sticky Footer is on by default in new sites and off in any sites converted from earlier versions of Muse.
- Introduces ability to join the private beta program for future Adobe Muse releases. The private beta program is open to Adobe Muse and Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers (accepting a Non-Disclosure Agreement is required).
- Added workaround for Mobile Safari and Desktop Safari 6 anchor scrolling bug. When a browser fails to allow the scroll to be animated, the browser will jump directly to the anchor position without an animated scroll.
- Fixed a crash that occurred if a ruler guide was added to a page and the Design view for the page was immediately closed.
- Fixed a crash that occurred when deleting many pages immediately following Save As.
- Fixed a crash that occurred when selecting "Go To Link" from the context menu for an image in the Assets panel if the image was in a hidden part of a widget.
- Fixed a crash that occurred when Previewing a master page containing an image with a hyperlink applied.
- The Muse 2.2 update has new code signing certificates as a reaction to Adobe’s announcement about revoking the code-signing certificate for certain applications. Go here for more info.
- The new "Upload to FTP Host" feature would generate errors if the target site was not located at the root of the hosting provider and the full path to upload was not provided. FTP Upload now works correctly without requiring the full path be entered.
- Fixed bug that would generate errors if the target directory included a trailing slash "/".
- Fixed bug where FTP upload could fail when uploading to Mac or Linux based servers.
- Fixed a bug that resulted in a crash shortly after launch for some users who are running Windows XP.
- Fixed a bug on that could result in a crash when using the Russian input method (or those for other languages) on the Mac.
- Fixed a bug where an outer glow effect would be applied incorrectly when applied to the hero image in a slideshow if the image was smaller than the hero image frame.
- Fixed a bug that could result in corrupt menus as a result of undo and/or redo of actions involving the adding or deleting of pages. This corruption was resulting in errors/crashes when attempting to alter the page organization in Plan view.
- Clicking on the next/previous button or a thumbnail in a Slideshow or Composition while in the browser now halts autoplay.
- An Accordion widget set to export with all panels initially closed was incorrectly drawing one of the accordion tabs in the active state.
- Fixed a bug with the handling of text attributes across states that could prevent text attributes from being properly set in states.
- Fixed a bug where slideshow and composition widget thumbnails would fail to work in preview and browser if particular combinations of attributes were set across states.
- Fixed a bug where the submit button in forms would draw incorrectly when previewed/exported if a System font was applied.
- The Publish Complete confirmation dialog always referred to "Your temporary site…" regardless of whether the site published to was a temporary site or a paid site. The text has been corrected.
- Fixed issue where graphic attributes were incorrectly exported in cases where rasterized images were shared between multiple objects.
- Fixed a bug to allow placement of an Adobe Edge .oam file that either has non-ASCII characters in its name, or which was created while Edge was running on a non-English operating system (e.g. Mac OSX in French). This feature has been changed to use a different library that doesn't have this limitation.
- Fixed a bug that resulted in "http://" sometimes being incorrectly added to links entered in the Hyperlink control (i.e. mailto:email@example.com, tel:2065551212, etc.).
- Corrected date format used in generated sitemap.xml file.
- We've added a new Align Palette, available from the Window menu, or by clicking on the new 'Align' control in the control strip.
- You can use the new Align features to align or distribute selected objects relative to each other, or to the page content area (which is the area from the bottom of the header to the top of the footer).
- You can now link to any external file (i.e. PDF, .zip file, .dmg or .exe) and add a hyperlink to it to enable users to download the file from your web site.
- All linked assets will be uploaded / exported along with the rest of the Adobe Muse site, in a new 'assets' folder.
- We've improved the HTML code generation for Adobe Muse in several areas. Shadows, Glows, and Gradients now use CSS instead of generating additional images.
- These changes make the export process faster, and Adobe Muse now generates less images and smaller HTML files.
- Shadows and outer glows are represented using CSS box-shadows instead of rasterizing.
- Fixed the naming of images exported by Adobe Muse which have been either resampled or cropped before exporting.
- Background images that have been set to "Scale to Fit" or "Scale to Fill" are now exported with the 'contain' or 'cover' background-size CSS property, respectively.
- We've added a new Form widget to the widget library.
- You can easily configure the form to send the form submissions to multiple email addresses, and optionally redirect users to another page after submitting the form.
- You can add and remove fields, and style the form as you would other Adobe Muse elements. You can independently style the various states of the form, and form fields to provide a compelling user experience, with visual cues for error states, empty states, and more.
- Because Form processing requires server-side support, Adobe Muse forms are configured to work when published to Adobe Business Catalyst. If you make changes to your form and publish again, Adobe Muse will make the appropriate changes to your Adobe Business Catalyst forms.
- Adobe Muse will safeguard data when redesigning your Adobe Business Catalyst forms
- If a field with no data submitted is removed, it will be deleted from the database.
- If a field that has submitted data is removed, it will be preserved in the database, but can be deleted from the Adobe Business Catalyst admin console if desired.
- The font UI includes font previews in the form of sample text rendered in the corresponding font/weight/style.
- Submenus for the various font types (web, web-safe and system) have been eliminated in favor of a single sectioned list, with shortcuts to scroll to each section.
- Web fonts and system fonts are grouped by font family; individual weights and styles (e.g. Bold, Italic, Bold Italic etc.) of multi-face font families appear in sub-menus.
- The font UI displays an automatically generated list of recently used fonts. The number of recently used fonts to display can be configured and list can be cleared.
- The font list can be filtered by font family (e.g. “Myriad Pro”), weight or style (e.g. “Bold Italic”), a combination of these (e.g., “Myriad Pro Bold Italic”), including partial names in any order (e.g., “It Bold Myr Pro”).
- Adobe Muse now uses platform-independent references to fonts, so Adobe Muse documents can be exchanged between Mac and Windows without failure to resolve font references.
- Adobe Muse displays localized font names (if available) based on the application locale, rather than system locale. Adobe Muse documents can be exchanged between across application locales without failure to resolve font references.
- Adobe Muse now includes the ability to FTP to the host of your choice by selecting File > Upload to FTP Host in the Adobe Muse menu.
- Adobe Muse's FTP upload dialog allows you to specify the host, subdirectory, and login information.
- As with other placed content any changes made in the source Adobe Edge file and re-saved in .oam format will be detected within Adobe Muse, and you can use the Assets Palette to update the content in Adobe Muse.
- Japanese and Italian localizations have been added.
- Specific Japanese features include the addition of Japanese web safe fonts on the font menu as well as support for Japanese IME, including text input and double-byte text.
- Adobe Muse now includes the ability to drag guides onto a page from the Horizontal or Vertical ruler.
- Page items snap to guides when moving, but guides are not exported.
- Adobe Muse supports selecting multiple guides on a page.
- Adobe Muse now creates a sitemap.xml file for better search engine optimization when the site is hosted somewhere other than Adobe Business Catalyst. You can exclude a page from the sitemap.xml file (if you don't want search engines to find it) by setting an option in the Page Properties dialog.
- You can now set a gradient on the Browser Fill. (Note: Opacity, Focal point and Size are not available due to cross-browser compatibility and usability standards)
- In addition, you can now set your browser background image to fit or to fill.
- The Adobe Muse control strip now has collapsible control sets (similar to Illustrator). As you expand the width of the Adobe Muse application window more controls appear.
- Additional controls have been added to the Control strip – States, Transform, and Align. Text controls are now available when text frames are selected, not just when you're using the text tool.
- You can now drag and drop a Paragraph style or Character style onto a text frame to apply the style to the text.
- You can also drag a Graphic style into a page item, or the page to apply it.
- You can drag a Swatch onto a page item, page, or browser area of a page to apply background fill.
- You can drag a Color (via dragging the color preview area just above the RGB edit boxes) onto a page item, page, or browser area of a page to apply background fill. You can also drag a color to the Swatches palette to create a swatch of it.
- The Hyperlink control can now be resized so that users can see entire URL. We've changed the label of the hyperlink option “Title” to “Tooltip” to help clarify where user enters the hyperlink destination information.
- Hint labels now show when you hover over elements on the page. There is a new preference to turn this display off.
- Groups and widgets are now indicated with dotted line containment rectangles.
- When a page item cannot be resized in a specific direction we now show an “X” instead of a missing handle.
- Slideshow and Composition widgets now include a numeric stepper for controlling the Auto Play speed in seconds rather than Off, Slow, Medium, Fast.
- We've added Shuffle as an option to the Slideshow and Composition widgets so the slideshow or composition contents play in random order.
- Changing a Menu widget from horizontal to vertical, or vice versa, now does a much better job of preserving size and spacing.
- Changing the state of one part of a widget at design time now changes appropriate sibling parts to the same state to more closely mimic browser behavior.
- Based upon customer feedback, we renamed the following:
- "Fit Width" and "Fit Height" to "Uniform Spacing"
- "Uniform Width" and "Uniform Height" to "Uniform Size"
- Shift + Return/Enter will create a soft return instead of a carriage return.
- Control/Ctrl + Tab activates next tab.
- Control/Ctrl + Shift + Tab activates previous tab.
- Option/Alt + click a page tab will close all open page tabs.
- Option/Alt + click a site tab will close all open sites.
- Holding the Shift key down while resizing an image allows you to perform a non-proportional resize.
- The X, Y, W, H, and Angle edit boxes support duplicating and transforming the selection if you hold down the Option/Alt key when you hit Return/Enter or Tab.
- If you enter a value in an edit box you can do a Shift + Enter to apply the value AND keep focus in the edit box.
- Select Same feature added which selects other objects on the page that are the same type as the object currently selected and can be used through Alt Control Shift A and the Context and Edit menus.
- Added feedback to rotation tracker so you see the angle next to the cursor as you rotate.
- Changed rotation display values to be between -180 and 180 to match other Adobe apps. Previously it was 0 to 360.
- Publish dialog has a new FAQ link to help users understand the implications of publishing.
- Upload to FTP and Export to HTML workflows now have a ‘Domain Name’ input field. This is used for generation of Sitemap.xml and for enabling Typekit web fonts.
- The display of 100% width items on iOS devices is now enabled.
- Adobe Muse now produces functional submenus on iOS devices.
- Avoided expiration error from occurring after 6/15/2012.
- Prevented specific sites, normally larger in size with multiple images on a single page, from running out of memory while publishing.
- Prevented problems launching Adobe Muse if installed using file paths with upper-ASCII (such as acute, cedilla, circumflex, grave, tilde, and umlaut accented) characters.
- Fixed issue where credentials were not preserved for Business Catalyst publish workflow when using an Adobe Muse trial.
- Addressed issue exporting a site with two or more pages which had an object containing various fills on Master page.
- Avoided artifacting for colors with transparency when PNG down sampling occurs.
- Updated the Apple developer key so that Adobe Muse is compliant with and can support the new 10.8 security features.
- Introduced ability for subscribers to be able to Opt-In to the new Adobe Muse beta program (Help Menu > “Help Improve Adobe Muse”).
- Access to over 400 web fonts served by the Adobe Typekit® service.
- New Bicubic resampling algorithm produces higher quality images.
- New Constrain Width and Height Proportions control (chain icon) in the Transform Panel and Control Strip will, when enabled, preserve the proportions of the selection when changing either the Width or Height.
- Fixed several bugs related to log in failures.
- A mixed state in UI controls is now displayed when multiple items with differing attributes are selected.
- Numerous HTML/CSS output fixes for States, Widgets and bugs in specific browsers.
- Fixed issues around importing Photoshop images and buttons and handling of image fills.
- Fixed crashes caused by importing problematic SWF files or SWF files that reference external files.
- Fixed issues related to the browser rendering of page items that have been inlined within text.
- Fixed issues related to Save failures due to insufficient file permissions.
- Fixed several slide show and light box bugs.
- Improved handling of accented page names and master page names.
- Stripped non-ASCII characters from CSS files.
- Plus, several performance improvements and additional bug fixes.