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Book Description

Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Muse choose Adobe Muse Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 10 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Muse.

Readers will learn Muse from the ground up and create websites using the latest web standards without writing code. They will learn how to plan projects using site maps and master pages; design pages and add interactivity though buttons, links, and widgets; access 500 Typekit web fonts included with subscription to Muse; and publish a website via Business Catalyst or standard web hosting. The companion disc includes lesson files so readers can work along with the book.

**Breaking News! Register your book at to receive a free  “What’s new” guide which provides a hands-on tour of the new and improved Muse features in the Second Quarter 2013 (CC) update, including a new Layers panel; parallax scrolling; in-browser editing; and improvements to forms, metadata, and plan mode viewing options. Unlike previous updates, this update will not reference the existing Classroom in a Book lessons but instead should be used in addition to the Classroom in a Book lessons.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” –Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. eBook Readers: Find Your Lesson Files
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Muse
    4. Fonts used in this book
    5. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    6. Restoring default program preferences
    7. Recommended lesson order
    8. Jumpstart
    9. Windows versus Mac OS
    10. Additional resources
    11. Adobe Certification
  6. 1. Overview of the Workspace
    1. A typical Muse web workflow
    2. Touring the Workspace
    3. Working in Design mode
    4. Preview mode
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  7. 2. Creating Your Site
    1. Creating a new site
    2. Creating and editing your site map
    3. Review questions
    4. Review answers
  8. 3. Working with Master Pages
    1. Web design versus print design
    2. Building a master page
    3. Creating new master pages
    4. Applying master pages
    5. Testing your pages
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  9. 4. Adding and Styling Text
    1. Inserting text
    2. Formatting text
    3. Creating Type Styles
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  10. 5. Working with Shapes and Color
    1. Working with shapes
    2. Working with color
    3. Review questions
    4. Review answers
  11. 6. Adding Images to Your Site
    1. Web-image basics
    2. Importing images
    3. Moving, cropping, and resizing images
    4. Understanding the Assets panel
    5. Pinning content
    6. Adding alternative text and a title to images
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  12. 7. Working with Links and Buttons
    1. Working with Links
    2. Working with anchors
    3. Working with buttons
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  13. 8. Applying Effects, Graphic Styles, and Inserting HTML
    1. Working with rounded corners, effects, and opacity
    2. Working with graphic styles
    3. Embedding HTML
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  14. 9. Working with Widgets
    1. About widgets
    2. Inserting a composition widget
    3. Working with slideshows
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  15. 10. Publishing and Exporting Your Site
    1. Understanding Muse publishing
    2. Publishing your site
    3. Exporting your site as HTML
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  16. Index
  17. Production Notes
  18. Contributor
  19. Learn By Video
    1. Titles
  20. Add Pages
  21. Where are the Lesson Files?