With the Adobe MAX conference coming up just around the corner, Adobe unveiled brand new enhancements to the innovative, young Muse application this week. Muse will be among the many intriguing highlights of this year's remarkable global Adobe MAX conference, which returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center May 4-8, 2013.
Muse, available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud membership or also available as a single-application membership, provides graphic designers with the ability to create unique HTML websites without writing code. Muse allows visual designers the freedom to create expressive websites for multiple devices, without reliance upon developers or templates.
In an exclusive, personal meeting this week previewing the new enhancements, Product Marketing Manager Laurel D'Angelo described the overall response of graphic designers using Muse, stating that "They are relieved. They are finally able to move online."
Also during this meeting, Group Product Manager Dani Beaumont provided details regarding the reasons for the ease with which visual print designers find themselves learning to use Muse. She explained that Muse is in fact "built by the team that built InDesign." Beaumont, in discussing the familiarity of the functionality for InDesign users, noted that the "idea with Muse" is to create a "layout application."
This week's Muse update adds numerous features, including "hierarchical master pages" to control the positioning of elements, site preview enhancements for seeing how the site will appear on multiple devices, and performance updates to improve code quality for load speed and search engine optimization.
This year's MAX, "The Creativity Conference," will showcase Muse's new features. There will be an all day Sunday pre-conference Muse lab as well as a panel, multiple deep dive Muse sessions, and more throughout the conference.
MAX registration is now open and early bird pricing is available until March 31, 2013.