Adobe Muse CC 2014 includes features that allow you to create and publish dynamic websites for desktop and mobile devices without writing code. Continue reading for an introduction to new features available with Adobe Muse CC 2014, and links to other resources that provide more information.


Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 - February 2015

The Adobe Muse CC 2014.3.1 update addresses critical customer issues. For a full list of issues fixed in this update, see Release Notes.

The February 2015 release of Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 lets you work with content-rich sites more easily with faster, smoother, more intuitive design features, and improved load times for published sites.

Usability Enhancements

Adobe Muse CC offers the following usability enhancements. The enhancements speed up everyday tasks, demanding lesser manual effort, and help improve efficiency of crucial design workflows.

Plan View Enhancements

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

While creating Sitemaps in the Plan view, the following enhancements help accomplish your tasks quickly and more efficiently:

Drag a master page to add a page to your site.

Notice that pages marked as "Do not export" are now visually differentiated.


Notice that collapsed pages expand on adding a child page.


For information on creating site maps using Adobe Muse CC, see Creating Site Maps.

Design-time Enhancements

Styling

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

Clear All Styling

Use the Clear All Styling option from context menu to remove all styling applied to a page item. When used, the resulting object contains no fill, stroke, or effect, and default text styling.

Go to Style Use

Does your Adobe Muse site contain a large collection of styles? You can now take advantage of the new Go to Style Use option to track usage of any of the styles (Bullet, Character, Graphic, or Paragraph) across your website.

Right-click on a style and select Go to Style Use to display a list of pages where the style is used.

Widgets

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

Use the Clear Widget Content option from the context menu to remove all content populated within a widget. The Clear Widget Content option allows you to easily remove placeholder content within a widget.

Asset Management

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

Do you have trouble finding where you’ve used an upload asset or background image? You can now take advantage of the new Go to Asset Use option to track usage of the background images and upload assets across your websites.

On the Assets Panel, right-click on any asset and select Go to Asset Use to display a list of pages and Graphic styles, where the asset is used.

Text

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

You can take advantage of the following text formatting options within the Text panel:

  • Superscript
  • Subscript
  • Uppercase
  • Lowercase

Characters or words styled using any of the new formatting attributes can be saved as Character or Paragraph Styles.

Handling Missing Fonts

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

Adobe Muse notifies you when you open a file with a missing font. When your site design contains self-hosted web fonts, Adobe Muse displays a warning when it is unable to locate a font on your computer. You can then download the necessary font or simply copy it to the fonts directory on your computer.

Other Enhancements

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

Drag a content tag or collections from the Content panel onto the design canvas to easily add shared text to the web page canvas.

Delete unused layers by selecting the option from the context menu within Layers panel.


  • More enhancements include:
    • Double-click the tool to apply Fit Page on the web page canvas.
    • Double-click the tool to shrink the web page canvas to its Actual Size (100% Zoom Level).

Preview Mode Enhancements

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

While previewing your design in Preview Mode, test your website with new Preview Sizes for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Performance Improvements

Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 contains numerous performance and website generation improvements.

Performance Improvements within Adobe Muse

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 has numerous performance improvements that affect the overall performance of Muse with more focused improvements in the following areas:

  • Faster design time edits such as adding, removing, manipulating, and styling elements in a layout.
  • Faster image rendering, particularly while adjusting size and cropping.
  • Faster exports of most sites.
  • Significantly smaller project files when using high-resolution background images.
  • Non-destructive automatic conversion of Library items the first-time Muse is launched instead of the first time each Library item is used.

Website Performance Improvements

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 reduces page load times in the browser by generating fewer and smaller assets while leveraging the browser’s capabilities. In particular, Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 contains the following improvements:

  • Faster rendering of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) by avoiding the loading of the fallback image used by old browsers that do not support SVG.
  • Optimized background images based on their usage within the site.
  • Using CSS effects to render bevels and inner glows except when applied to images containing transparent pixels. This improvement significantly reduces the number of files generated for sites that make heavy use of these visual effects.
  • Smaller compression size of some PNG images and automatic conversion to Indexed PNG when the image uses fewer than 256 colors. Indexed PNGs are typically smaller than non-indexed PNGs without loss of fidelity as long as the image uses fewer than 256 colors.

Redirect using Business Catalyst or JavaScript

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

The Redirect option in Publish mode allows you to choose whether to use the Business Catalyst automated or the Universal JavaScript redirect solution for sites hosted with Adobe. The Redirects option also helps you load the right layout depending on dimensions and touch capability of the device accessing the website.

Show or Hide Frame Edges

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

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 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) / Command+H  (MAC).

Auto-detect FTP Settings

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

When initiating upload via FTP, Adobe Muse gives you the option to automatically detect the most secure publishing option available for your hosting provider. You can now be sure that you are publishing to a third party hosting service securely without having to set up the FTP connection yourself.

HiDPI Support for Microsoft Windows

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

Adobe Muse now supports HiDPI displays that run Windows. If you are using a Windows HiDPI hardware, you can notice that the Adobe Muse interface appears dramatically sharper.

Note:

Creating a high-resolution website does not affect page load times on standard displays (non-HiDPi).

Adobe Muse CC for Enterprise and Education

Enhanced in Adobe Muse CC 2014.3 | February 2015

With important changes to the installer, Adobe Muse is now available for Enterprise and Education customers via Creative Cloud installation. Prior to the June 2014 update, an Adobe ID was required to use Adobe Muse. This requirement did not allow Enterprise and Education customers from installing Adobe Muse as part of their CC deployment. In June 2014, Adobe Muse was rebuilt as a native application, which allowed Adobe Muse to no longer require an Adobe ID to log in.

Adobe Muse CC 2014.2 - October 2014

The October 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC 2014.2 lets you place SVG files created using tools like Adobe Illustrator, share text across site and layouts, plus, go live more easily with simplified and more secure publishing options.

Import Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

New in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | October 2014

Adobe Muse now supports Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format. You can leverage the SVG format to create logos, icons, background and browser fills, and more, and place them directly on the web page canvas within Adobe Muse.

Graphics saved as SVG format are light and resolution independent, so they can be scaled to large dimensions without affecting the appearance of your site. SVG files are also supported on HiDPI displays.

For more information, see Working with Vector Art.

Synchronized text

New in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | October 2014

Adobe Muse allows you to reuse text in multiple places on a page, on different pages, and across desktop, tablet, and smartphone layouts. With the Synchronized text feature, you can tag text frames using the new Content panel, and drag the tag anywhere on your site to replicate text.

When you edit the text, Adobe Muse automatically updates all instances of the tag on your website, while leaving all formatting (font, size, and color) unaltered.

The Synchronized Text feature greatly increases efficiency and reduces errors. You can reliably place and edit text faster than ever across all layouts. Tagging text is an easy way to reduce the number of times it is typed and updated.

Also, you no longer have to manually search for text in each layout to update it. Update once, and the edit deploys everywhere, while maintaining all of the styles and attributes of each instance, reducing the possibility of missing an instance or causing errors.

For more information, see Working with Synchronized Text.

Secure FTP support

Enhanced in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | October 2014

Adobe Muse publishing now includes SFTP and FTPS support, for third party hosting. With Secure FTP, if you are uploading content on an open network – such as while working at a public coffeehouse – your credentials and password for your FTP client remain encrypted and private.

For more information, see Uploading an Adobe Muse Site to a Third-party Hosting Service.

Find and replace

New in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | October 2014

You can use the Find command to search for words or phrases, and choose to selectively or automatically replace text across all pages of the site. The Find command does not modify the appearance of any of the instances, retaining all style and effects attributes.

For more information, see Find and Replace.

Adobe Muse CC 2014.1 - August 2014

With the August 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC 2014.1, designers have even more choices when creating their Adobe Muse sites. Designers can now use the fonts they already own, with new self-hosted web font support, and create bulleted and numbered lists with a single click. Plus, designers can prevent contact form spam for sites hosted with Adobe or any hosting provider.

Self-hosted web fonts

New in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | August 2014

You can now use self-hosted web fonts, those purchased and downloaded from font foundries or services, within your Adobe Muse site design. With Self-hosted Web Fonts, you have more creative freedom and the ability to better satisfy the specific typography requirements of your project.

Browsers require web fonts to be either installed on the system of a site visitor or supplied from a remote server. In cases when the web font is not installed, the browser defaults to a web-safe font.

With self-hosted web fonts, you can add the typeface in the Adobe Muse font menu, and can be used while designing. When previewing or publishing the web font is included in the exported site, and can be uploaded to a third-party hosting service.

For more information, see Working with Self-Hosted Web Fonts.


Bulleted and numbered lists

New in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | August 2014

You can easily create multi-level bulleted and numbered lists using the new Bullets panel. You can also richly format a bulleted or numbered list using custom bullet characters and glyphs. Bullet styles are supported for efficiency and design consistency across a site.

For more information, see Bullets and Numbering.


Preventing spam using reCAPTCHA

New in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | August 2014

You can now enable Google reCAPTCHA on Contact Forms to prevent spam and protect your site against Internet bots. You can enable reCAPTCHA on both simple and detailed contact forms irrespective of whether the site is hosted with Adobe or a third-party service.

reCAPTCHA displays distorted text and images that are easily recognizable by a human, but indistinguishable by a machine. A site visitor has to provide the distorted text or text within the image to be able to submit the form.

For more information, see Preventing spam using reCAPTCHA.


Insert special characters and glyphs

New in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | August 2014

The Characters panel allows you to insert special characters and glyphs. Using the new Characters panel, you can insert special characters and symbols, including punctuation, © for copyright, math symbols, superscript characters for footnotes, and more. You can access full character sets for individual typefaces and easily add them to text containers.

For more information, see Working with the Character Panel.


Form enhancements

Enhanced in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | August 2014

  • Secure server-side validation for forms: With this update, Adobe Muse supports server-side validation to prevent spam or fishy submissions. Earlier, a malicious user could bypass the client-side JavaScript validation, and submit large amounts of spam.
  • Checkbox elements: You can now add checkboxes to contact forms. You can also make it a mandatory field, which is useful for forms related to license agreements and sign-ups. Adobe Muse also allows you to set a default value (selected or deselected), and also style the checkbox using Object States.

Support for right-to-left languages

Enhanced in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | August 2014

Create sites, specific pages, or text containers, using right-to-left languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew. Text boxes and other elements such as social widgets default to the language selected.

To change the language preference, select File Site Properties > Content tab, and choose the language from the drop-down list.


Image task shortcuts

Enhanced in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | August 2014

You can use the right-click context menu to access common image-related tasks, such as replacing an image, replacing a background, and paste an image in place.


Adobe Muse CC 2014 - June 2014

The June 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC 2014 release includes features that allow you to create and publish dynamic websites for desktop and mobile devices without writing code. Continue reading for a quick introduction to new features available with the latest update to Adobe Muse, and links to other resources that provide more information.

 

Rebuilt as a native application

New in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | June 2014

The latest update to Adobe Muse offers a rebuilt application with modular 64-bit architecture, streamlined and updated user interface, and powerful new features. Also, the 64-bit application allows you to take advantage of latest updates to Operating Systems, Hardware, and web browsers.

In-browser Editing enhancements

Enhanced in the 2014 release Adobe Muse CC  | June 2014

With its latest update, Adobe Muse supports editing of websites hosted with other service providers, in addition to Adobe. This includes major hosting service providers that support plain FTP. You can take advantage of this feature by letting your clients make minor updates to live sites, such as replacing an image and updating text.

For more information, see Working with In-browser Editing.

Integration with Adobe Add-ons

Enhanced in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | June 2014

You can now download design elements, such as widgets, starter files, wireframes, graphics, and more from Adobe Add-ons, the new online marketplace. You can access Adobe Add-ons directly from the Adobe Muse Library panel. You can choose from a wide variety of design elements on Adobe Add-ons, and customize and reuse them within your Adobe Muse site designs. These design elements help you quickly get started with creating websites on Adobe Muse.

For more information, see Organizing and reusing design elements using Library Panel.

Support for HiDPI

New in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | June 2014

Adobe Muse supports HiDPI display, including Retina Display available on MacBook Pro. HiDPI display facilitates a dramatic improvement in image fidelity and resolution. With support for HiDPI, you can observe a significant upscale in visual sharpness both within the application and the output. For output, you can enable HiDPI for the entire website, or specific elements, such as a single image or company logo. Adobe Muse also allows you set a toggle for HiDPI display on a website. A site visitor with slow bandwidth can use the standard version of a website instead.

For more information, see Working with Retina Display and HiDPI output.

Dark User Interface

New in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | June 2014

The Adobe Muse user interface color theme can now be adjusted from bright to dark. If a dark color theme is selected, the canvas remains white. The contrast allows you to focus fully on the design, and not on the UI.

For more information, see Toggling Dark User Interface.

Customizable Workspaces

Enhanced in the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC | June 2014

The new Adobe Muse workspace can now be customized to suit your design needs. You now have the flexibility to undock and reorganize panels, and open multiple Design view windows for side-by-side designing. When working on desktop and mobile layouts at the same time, you can copy and paste content across layouts.

For more information, Customizing the Adobe Muse workspace.

Other key features and enhancements

  • Usability enhancements:
    • Adobe Muse update notifications are delivered in the Creative Cloud app.
    • You can use common keyboard commands such as the File Open/Place command on a MAC. Additionally, you can also use keyboard shortcuts that use F-keys or Num Pad keys.
    • File Open/Save dialogs on both platforms remember the last used folder.
    • The color picker in the Swatches panel has been standardized.
    • Toggle to set an element to 100% width.
  • You can now display slideshow images that span to the right and left edges of the browser window. The slideshow adapts automatically when the browser window is resized. To make best use of screen space, Adobe Muse allows you to control the height of a Full-screen width slideshow.
  • Preview mode within Adobe Muse matches the experience of recently updated browsers.

System Requirements

See the system requirements for the 2014 release of Adobe Muse CC at System Requirements | Adobe Muse.

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