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Adobe® Muse™ on Demand

Book Description

Need answers quickly? Adobe® Muse™ on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. Ted LoCascio shows you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

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Inside the Book

  • Create and manage your website page structure using the sitemap feature

  • Utilize master pages, just as you would with Adobe InDesign

  • Auto generate navigational menus

  • Easily fill the browser background with a color or image

  • Resize pages automatically as you add content

  • Customize prebuilt slideshow and composition widgets

  • Use the States panel to create dynamic buttons and rollovers

  • Pin graphics to the browser so they remain in position as you scroll

  • Apply effects such as drop shadows, glows, bevels, and corner effects

  • Utilize character, paragraph, and graphic styles to quickly apply and edit formatting

  • Preview and test page contents using the in-app Preview Mode

  • Embed arbitrary HTML, such as a Google map, YouTube video, and Twitter search widget

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Acknowledgments
    1. Ted LoCascio
    2. Dedication
    3. About the Author
    4. We Want to Hear from You!
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
    1. How This Book Works
  6. 1. Getting Started with Adobe Muse
    1. Introduction
    2. Acquiring a Muse Subscription
    3. Installing Muse
    4. Launching Muse
  7. 2. Working with the Muse Environment
    1. Introduction
    2. Working with the Welcome Screen
    3. Viewing Sites in Plan Mode
    4. Viewing Sites in Design Mode
    5. Accessing Tools in Design Mode
    6. Showing and Hiding Design Mode Panels
    7. Collapsing and Expanding Panels
    8. Changing the View Percentage
    9. Fitting the Page in Window
    10. Viewing at Actual Size
    11. Showing and Hiding Rulers
    12. Showing and Hiding Page Guides
    13. Showing and Hiding Header and Footer Guides
    14. Showing and Hiding Smart Guides
    15. Showing and Hiding the Grid Overlay
  8. 3. Creating and Planning a Website
    1. Introduction
    2. Creating a New Site
    3. Adding Top Level (Sibling) Pages to the Sitemap
    4. Adding Child Pages to the Sitemap
    5. Adding Master Pages to the Sitemap
    6. Removing Pages from the Sitemap
    7. Rearranging Pages in the Sitemap
    8. Resizing Sitemap Thumbnails
    9. Filling the Browser with a Background Color
    10. Filling the Browser with a Background Image
    11. Applying Master Pages
    12. Saving a Site
    13. Closing a Site
  9. 4. Adding Navigational Content
    1. Introduction
    2. Creating a Header
    3. Creating a Footer
    4. Setting Up a Horizontal Menu
    5. Setting Up a Bar Menu
    6. Setting Up a Vertical Menu
    7. Adding Drop-Down Menus
    8. Editing Menu Fill Colors
    9. Editing Menu Text Attributes
    10. Editing Menu Size and Spacing
    11. Editing Menu Rollover States
    12. Inserting Active Rollover State Images
  10. 5. Working with Graphics
    1. Introduction
    2. Placing a Graphic
    3. Importing a Graphic by Dragging-and-Dropping
    4. Resizing a Graphic
    5. Cropping a Graphic
    6. Repositioning a Graphic Inside a Frame
    7. Filling a Frame with an Image
    8. Replacing a Graphic
    9. Deleting a Graphic
    10. Rotating an Object
    11. Duplicating an Object
    12. Placing a Photoshop (PSD) Button
    13. Using Edit Original
    14. Pinning a Graphic
    15. Setting Objects to Display at 100% Browser Width
  11. 6. Working with Graphic Styles and Effects
    1. Introduction
    2. Creating a Text Wrap
    3. Applying Corner Effects
    4. Applying a Drop Shadow
    5. Applying a Bevel
    6. Applying a Glow
    7. Changing Opacity
    8. Saving a Graphic Style
    9. Applying a Graphic Style
    10. Deleting a Graphic Style
  12. 7. Working with Text
    1. Introduction
    2. Importing Text by Copying and Pasting
    3. Placing Text
    4. Selecting Text
    5. Choosing a Web Safe Font
    6. Choosing a System Font
    7. Changing Text Size
    8. Applying Bold, Italic, and Underline Attributes
    9. Changing Text Alignment
    10. Changing Text Color
    11. Changing Letter Spacing
    12. Changing Leading
    13. Inserting a Paragraph Indent
    14. Inserting Left and Right Margins
    15. Adding Space Before and After a Paragraph
  13. 8. Working with Character and Paragraph Styles
    1. Introduction
    2. Saving a Character Style
    3. Saving a Paragraph Style
    4. Applying a Character Style
    5. Applying a Paragraph Style
    6. Applying Style Overrides
    7. Redefining Styles
    8. Clearing Overrides
    9. Unlinking Styles
    10. Deleting Styles
    11. Applying Style Option Tags
  14. 9. Adding Hyperlinks
    1. Introduction
    2. Creating a Link to a Page Within the Site
    3. Creating an External URL Link
    4. Inserting an Email Link
    5. Previewing a Hyperlink
    6. Creating a Link Style
    7. Applying Link Styles
    8. Inserting a Link Anchor
    9. Applying a Hyperlink to an Anchor
  15. 10. Working with Slideshows and Compositions
    1. Introduction
    2. Adding a Slideshow or Composition
    3. Placing Photos in a Slideshow
    4. Removing Photos from a Slideshow
    5. Resizing Slideshow Images
    6. Repositioning Slideshow Elements
    7. Editing Slideshow Text
    8. Editing Slideshow Thumbnail States
    9. Choosing Slideshow Transition Options
    10. Choosing Slideshow Autoplay Options
    11. Enabling the Lightbox Option
    12. Enabling and Disabling Slideshow Parts
  16. 11. Embedding Arbitrary HTML
    1. Introduction
    2. Inserting a Google Map
    3. Inserting a YouTube, Flickr, or Hulu Video
    4. Inserting a Twitter Search Widget
    5. Editing Arbitrary Code in Muse
  17. 12. Previewing a Site
    1. Introduction
    2. Previewing a Page in Muse
    3. Previewing a Site in Muse
    4. Previewing a Page in the Default Browser
    5. Previewing a Site in the Default Browser
    6. Previewing in a Non-Default Browser
  18. 13. Publishing a Site with Muse
    1. Introduction
    2. Publishing a Trial Site
    3. Updating Changes to a Published Trial Site
    4. Exporting HTML
  19. Index
  20. Online Workshop
    1. Bonus Online Content