Design for the web with our Muse courses
This one day Adobe Muse training course is aimed at designers looking to create HTML5 and CSS3 standards compliant websites without actually having to write any code.
Adobe Muse lets you plan, design and publish content as easily as you do with print material, making use of master pages, a vast range of web fonts and a whole range of built in tools for interactivity.
Muse is particularly well suited to InDesign users and adopts many familiar concepts such as masters and pages, character and paragraph styles and more.
The Muse Getting Started course is perfect for designers who want to create web sites without having to see or write code. You have ability to insert drop down menus, add interactive maps, contact forms and social media integration all using an interface which will make sense to those more used to InDesign or Photoshop
Muse Getting Started
The Muse Workspace
- Planning your site
- Touring the workspace
- Understanding modes
- Working Design Mode
- The toolbox
- Muse panels
- Zooming and panning
- Preview mode
Creating your site
- Creating a new site
- Editing site properties
- Creating a sitemap
- Adding and deleting pages
- Arranging pages
- Page Properties
- Web deign versus Print design
- Web navigation
- Building a master page
- Adding a logo to the header
- Adding a navigation menu
- Adding content to the footer
- Creating new master pages
- Applying master pages
Adding and styling text
- Inserting text
- Formatting text
- Selecting a font
- Changing the colour of text
- Adjusting font size
- Creating type styles
Working with shapes and colour
- The rectangle tool
- Creating 100% width content
- Applying a background image
- Creating a line
- Working with colour
- Save and edit a swatch
- Working with gradients
Adding images to your site
- Web image basics
- Image formats
- Importing images
- Placing an image
- Moving cropping and resizing
- The selection tool
- Wrapping text around content
- The assets panel
- Relinking images
- Fixing broken links
Working with links and buttons
- Creating links
- Email links
- Styling your links
- Working with anchors
- Working with Buttons
Applying effects, graphic styles and inserting HTML
- Working with rounded corners, effects and opacity
- Shadow effects
- Bevel effects
- Glow effects
- Graphic styles
- Embedding HTML
- Adding a Google map
Working with widgets
- Inserting a composition widget
- Adding or deleting a trigger
- Editing a trigger
- Working with slideshows
- Adding a blank slideshow widget
- Fixed versus Fluid
- What are breakpoints
- Breakpoint properties
- Adding breakpoints
- Responsive Pinning
- Responsive Resizing
- Hide / show items
- Responsive Navigation
Publishing and exporting your site
- Understanding Muse publishing
- Publishing your page
- Making and uploading edits
- Exporting your site as HTML
The Muse Getting Started course is designed to have you up and running with Adobe Muse as quickly as possible. You will learn how to create websites with a wide range of interactive features without having to write any code.
You will learn to
- Build sites with multiple pages and extensive menu options
- Insert and format text and images
- Use Muse's responsive capabilities
- Add Video to your site
- Add extensive navigation features
- Add a variety of contact form options
- Insert a range of social media contact options
- Include interactive Google Maps
- lots more.
Our scheduled courses are designed to ensure you have a professional and productive experience. With 20 years practice we have had plenty of time to get it right, but we are always open to new suggestions as well.
Reasons to choose Highlander for your Muse training
- A proven track record - Highlander has been established for 20 years.
- High quality instruction - All of our instructors are Adobe Certified Instructors.
- We make sure you are happy - Our satisfaction guarantee ensures you leave with a smile.
- Follow on support - We give you 12 months post course support.
What you get on a Highlander Course
Start and finish times
Our courses start at 9.30am and typically run until 4pm. The finish time is based primarily on how much information people can retain in a day without being overwhelmed, and can vary slightly depending on individual class size and ability.
Each delegate is provided with use of a computer, setup with the latest version of the software they are learning. Our London centre has a mix of Mac and PC's, so if you have a preference please advise us when booking. Older versions of software can usually be catered for on request.
If delegates prefer to work in their own environment and would rather bring their own laptop that is equally fine.
Hot drinks and bottled water is provided throughout the day together with a selection of biscuits and sweets. There is a scheduled 15 minute break mid morning and again mid afternoon.
There is a one hour break for lunch to allow delegates some time "off the screen". Both our centres are in areas which offer a wide range of options for lunch.
In London we are located on Upper Street in Islington which is one of London's more popular locations for eating out, offering everything from popular cafe's and burger & pizza bars through to a wide range of restaurants. In addition we also have an in-house cafe in the building should you not wish to venture further.
In York we are located on the well known Bishy Road, with a wide range of popular cafe's just a few metres from the front door. The street regularly features in national newspapers and has been described by Wall Street Journal as "an enclave of gourmet delis and cafes" while The Times described it as "York's answer to Notting Hill".
Course manuals / books are provided for all our standard scheduled courses and you get 12 months access to our learning management system which contains a variety of content ranging from video tutorials and refresher exercises through to copies of course slides.
All the machines have full internet access and free wifi is available to use within our centres.
Certificate of Completion
All delegates receive a certificate of completion to show they have completed an Adobe Authorised Training Course.
Who should attend this course
The course is aimed at designers who want to produce professional looking content for the web without having to write code.
Comments from delegates that attended
"Instructor was friendly, approachable and knowledgeable and able to highlight what would be beneficial to our students. Practical on the go learning, not being lectured for ages."
Head of Media, Bacons College
"He is a terrific instructor who is generous with his knowledge and very patient in explaining how to do things, sometimes more than once! I have done other courses with Andy at Highlander and would highly recommend investing money and time to train with him. Excellent!"
"Good pace, friendly trainers. Great training thank you!"
"Very knowledgeable and valuable training from an excellent instructor. A great insight in to the capabilities and potential of how we can utilise Adobe Muse in future projects and ideas for internal and external communications."