As very busy people designers need to find ways to speed up their workflow and processes. As new tools arise utilizing their capabilities can really help get work done on time and on budget.
Muse is one such tool.
Adobe muse allows you to build websites, deploy and manage them rapidly. But, that's not all it can do you can utilize Adobe every day in other ways too. Here are five ways you could use Muse to speed up development and be more productive.
Let's take a look at how you may use muse to speed up your workday.
1. Using muse at the wireframe tool.
Adobe Muse allows you to create content blocks, text columns, widgets, drag-and-drop images, graphics and buttons simply and in one place. Applying simple styles to these elements can help you build wireframes quickly.
Then using the free trial versions of the business catalyst hosting you can deploy your wireframe templates and layout to your colleagues and clients quickly.
Adding comment forms to each page will allow your clients and colleagues to leave feedback and ideas.
2. Using Adobe Muse for mobile development.
Using the phone layouts in Adobe Muse allows you to visualize and test phone layouts easily and with the built in touch code of many of the included widgets will ensure touch device capability that may not be as easy to integrate in other development environments.
Even if the production version of a mobile site will be hand coded in a different development environment this is a great way of perfecting design and functionality quickly and cost effectively.
3. Using Adobe news for app development.
There are many great tools and services that allow you to build screen layouts and user work flows. Why use another tool when Muse can do that too.
Creating your graphics and screen layouts in Photoshop and then adding the comps into Muse pages is easy. Plus in the mobile preview area of Muse you are able to test the screens in a variety of popular device screen sizes to see how your app will look.
Easily create links between pages and add hotspots then deploy to the web to test your apps prior to building in your chosen SDK.
4. Using Adobe Muse to create useful online notebooks.
Ok, granted this my sound like a stretch of the use of Adobe Muse but in action it makes perfect sense.
Using muse allows you to drag images, embed videos and add links to pages easily and with whatever style you like. There is no tool like it that gives you the ease of adding content and deploying it online quickly.
Want to create a page for you favorite sites? Just a add a new page screen grab the pages and drag the images onto the page.
Create location maps, grab the embed code and paste it into the page. The one click publish and its available online whenever you need it.
5. Using Adobe Muse to build websites.
Of course this is the primary use of Adobe Muse but really getting to know the tool is the key to using it to speed up your design and development process.
Once you master the widgets and tools within the Muse workflow you can turn what used to takes weeks to layout and code into days even hours.
The main objective here is to show you that Muse is a powerful tool with many capabilities and in the right hands, yours, can achieve amazing things.