22 JAN, 2015
ADOBE MUSE AND I WON'T LOOK BACK
All in all I think when Adobe Muse hit the market it did so to very mixed reviews. Purist developers found it an abomination of everything that good development stood for and designers found it limiting, when used to having the talents of a good team of frontend developers behind them. But the truth Muse has gone from strength to strength.
It used to be my guilty pleasure but now I'll scream it from the rooftops. It ffers th eperfect low budget development solution for clients who want to put their money into the design and aren't that bothered about the number of absolutel divs on the page. With every update Muse brings something new to the table; at first their were no forms, we were all using jotforms and iframes, so the Adobe team put their heads together and created the drag and drop form widget. We called for full screen slideshows - a widget was created. We wanted to adjust the height of our slideshows - a widget was created. We called for a CMS that worked away from Adobe Business Catalyst and we were delivered in browser editing.
For clients Muse is no Wordpress in terms of the control they have over their website but then I have found more increasingly that although the wave of clients who call for content managed websites is still very much there in most instances the preference is for limited control i.e. do they really need to be able to change the colour of their font, it's size, it's position on the page? Well, in most instances, no. Actually most clients prefer to be able to edit the text but keeps its styling and position the same - that way the site they paid to be beautifully designed stays beautifully designed.
It isn't the right offering for everyone but for the time being at east I would say that it works particularly well for the freelance market. It's only let down is that for the time being at least there is no blog function, but if its track record is anything to go buy. I can't see us waiting long for Adobe to add one.
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