Adobe Muse on Demand

Adobe Muse on Demand

by Ted LoCascio

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Adobe Muse on Demand by Ted LoCascio

Adobe® Muse™ on Demand
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.

Illustrations with matching steps
Tasks are presented on one or two pages
Numbered Steps guide you through each task
Did You Know? alerts you to tips and techniques
See Also points you to related information in the book

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789748423
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 06/21/2012
Series: On Demand Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ted LoCascio is a professional graphic designer, author, and educator. He served as senior designer at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) for several years and has created layouts, graphics, and designs for many successful software training books, videos, websites, and magazines. Ted is the author of numerous graphics software training books and videos and has contributed articles to Photoshop User magazine, Creativepro.com, the Quark Xtra newsletter, PlanetQuark.com, indesignsecrets.com, and InDesign Magazine. He has also taught at the Adobe CS Conference, the InDesign Conference, the Pixel Conference, the Vector Conference, and PhotoshopWorld. A graphic designer for more than 15 years, Ted's designs and illustrations have been featured in several national newsstand and trade magazines, books, and various advertising and marketing materials. For more about Ted LoCascio, please visit tedlocascio.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Adobe Muse 1

Introduction 1

Acquiring a Muse Subscription 2

Installing Muse 5

Launching Muse 9

Chapter 2: Working with the Muse Environment 11

Introduction 11

Working with the Welcome Screen 12

Viewing Sites in Plan Mode 13

Viewing Sites in Design Mode 14

Accessing Tools in Design Mode 16

Showing and Hiding Design Mode Panels 17

Collapsing and Expanding Panels 18

Changing the View Percentage 19

Fitting the Page in Window 22

Viewing at Actual Size 23

Showing and Hiding Rulers 24

Showing and Hiding Page Guides 25

Showing and Hiding Header and Footer Guides 26

Showing and Hiding Smart Guides 27

Showing and Hiding the Grid Overlay 28

Chapter 3: Creating and Planning a Website 29

Introduction 29

Creating a New Site 30

Adding Top Level (Sibling) Pages to the Sitemap 33

Adding Child Pages to the Sitemap 35

Adding Master Pages to the Sitemap 36

Removing Pages from the Sitemap 38

Rearranging Pages in the Sitemap 39

Resizing Sitemap Thumbnails 40

Filling the Browser with a Background Color 42

Filling the Browser with a Background Image 43

Applying Master Pages 45

Saving a Site 47

Closing a Site 48

Chapter 4: Adding Navigational Content 49

Introduction 49

Creating a Header 50

Creating a Footer 51

Setting Up a Horizontal Menu 52

Setting Up a Bar Menu 53

Setting Up a Vertical Menu 54

Adding Drop-Down Menus 55

Editing Menu Fill Colors 56

Editing Menu Text Attributes 58

Editing Menu Size and Spacing 60

Editing Menu Rollover States 61

Inserting Active Rollover State Images 62

Chapter 5: Working with Graphics 65

Introduction 65

Placing a Graphic 66

Importing a Graphic by Dragging-and-Dropping 67

Resizing a Graphic 68

Cropping a Graphic 69

Repositioning a Graphic Inside a Frame 71

Filling a Frame with an Image 72

Replacing a Graphic 74

Deleting a Graphic 76

Rotating an Object 77

Duplicating an Object 79

Placing a Photoshop (PSD) Button 81

Using Edit Original 83

Pinning a Graphic 85

Setting Objects to Display at 100% Browser Width 86

Chapter 6: Working with Graphic Styles and Effects 87

Introduction 87

Creating a Text Wrap 88

Applying Corner Effects 90

Applying a Drop Shadow 91

Applying a Bevel 93

Applying a Glow 95

Changing Opacity 97

Saving a Graphic Style 98

Applying a Graphic Style 100

Deleting a Graphic Style 102

Chapter 7: Working with Text 103

Introduction 103

Importing Text by Copying and Pasting 104

Placing Text 105

Selecting Text 106

Choosing a Web Safe Font 107

Choosing a System Font 108

Changing Text Size 109

Applying Bold, Italic, and Underline Attributes 110

Changing Text Alignment 111

Changing Text Color 112

Changing Letter Spacing 114

Changing Leading 115

Inserting a Paragraph Indent 116

Inserting Left and Right Margins 117

Adding Space Before and After a Paragraph 118

Chapter 8: Working with Character and Paragraph Styles 119

Introduction 119

Saving a Character Style 120

Saving a Paragraph Style 122

Applying a Character Style 124

Applying a Paragraph Style 126

Applying Style Overrides 128

Redefining Styles 129

Clearing Overrides 130

Unlinking Styles 131

Deleting Styles 132

Applying Style Option Tags 133

Chapter 9: Adding Hyperlinks 135

Introduction 135

Creating a Link to a Page Within the Site 136

Creating an External URL Link 137

Inserting an Email Link 138

Previewing a Hyperlink 139

Creating a Link Style 140

Applying Link Styles 142

Inserting a Link Anchor 144

Applying a Hyperlink to an Anchor 145

Chapter 10: Working with Slideshows and Compositions 147

Introduction 147

Adding a Slideshow or Composition 148

Placing Photos in a Slideshow 150

Removing Photos from a Slideshow 154

Resizing Slideshow Images 155

Repositioning Slideshow Elements 156

Editing Slideshow Text 157

Editing Slideshow Thumbnail States 158

Choosing Slideshow Transition Options 161

Choosing Slideshow Autoplay Options 162

Enabling the Lightbox Option 163

Enabling and Disabling Slideshow Parts 165

Chapter 11: Embedding Arbitrary HTML 167

Introduction 167

Inserting a Google Map 168

Inserting a YouTube, Flickr, or Hulu Video 171

Inserting a Twitter Search Widget 173

Editing Arbitrary Code in Muse 176

Chapter 12: Previewing a Site 177

Introduction 177

Previewing a Page in Muse 178

Previewing a Site in Muse 179

Previewing a Page in the Default Browser 180

Previewing a Site in the Default Browser 181

Previewing in a Non-Default Browser 182

Chapter 13: Publishing a Site with Muse 185

Introduction 185

Publishing a Trial Site 186

Updating Changes to a Published Trial Site 188

Exporting HTML 190

Index 193

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