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Adobe Muse Introduction 2 Days - Manchester

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction to Intermediate

Duration:

2
Days
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£450 + vat

Learn the fundamentals of Muse as we guide you through this comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary web-design program. We will show you how to create beautiful page layouts through an attractive and intuitive visual interface that removes the need to learn a single line of code.

After we give you a complete tour of the Muse environment, we will show you how to use a purely visual approach to designing page layouts for the web. You will learn how to handle navigation menus, forms, and much more as we build sites that work perfectly on desktop computers, mobiles, and tablets. Join us to see how easy it is to build beautiful web designs without touching any underlying code.

Learn the fundamentals of Muse as we guide you through this comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary web-design program. We will show you how to create beautiful page layouts through an attractive and intuitive visual interface that removes the need to learn a single line of code.

After we give you a complete tour of the Muse environment, we will show you how to use a purely visual approach to designing page layouts for the web. You will learn how to handle navigation menus, forms, and much more as we build sites that work perfectly on desktop computers, mobiles, and tablets. Join us to see how easy it is to build beautiful web designs without touching any underlying code.

  • Muse Introduction 2 Days

    Course Details

    This 2-day Introduction course will give you a comprehensive look at the tools and features available in Adobe Muse CC. We will help you understand how graphic designers can use this powerful program to quickly build attractive websites. With the focus on a visual approach to all aspects of web design, this course is perfect for anyone who would prefer not to deal with HTML and CSS code.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Create and structure a web page
    • Format your content through the use of master pages
    • Add images and navigation to your pages
    • Import and control text
    • Manage forms and slideshows
    • Publish a working web page
    • Produce pages that work well on mobiles and tablets
    • Track site visits by using analytics

    Our goals are for you to gain a thorough understanding of visual design in Muse, and for you to be able to create an attractive, feature-rich website.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    The course is intended for visual/graphic designers who already have some experience of Adobe Creative Cloud programs, and who wish to produce content for the web.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media. Some experience of Creative Cloud programs will be helpful.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Muse Key Concepts
    • Differences of web and print design
    • Understanding web graphics
    • Creating web graphics
    Understanding the Muse Interface
    • Working with the different views
    • Previewing a site
    A tour of the Muse interface
    • Understanding the tools
    • Switching between the tools
    • Understanding the current selection
    • Zooming and magnifying
    Creating a New Site
    • Exploring the new site options
    • Creating a sitemap
    • Setting up master pages
    Working with Pages
    • Changing page attributes
    • Creating a browser fill
    • Understanding page guides
    • Establishing headers and footers
    • Changing site and page properties
    • Adding page metadata
    • Creating a favicon
    Working with Graphics
    • Importing graphics
    • Adding animated GIFs and SWFs
    • Adding animations from Edge Animate
    • Working with graphics
    • Using an image as a background
    • Understanding the Assets panel
    • Understanding asset size and resolution
    • Rountrip editing with Photoshop
    • Embedding graphics
    • Adding alternate text
    • Addin downloadable content
    Formatting Objects
    • Transforming objects
    • Locking objects
    • Working with groups
    • Understanding stacking order
    • Using ruler guides
    • Using the Align panel
    • Aligning and distributing with Smart Guides
    • Rounding Corners
    • Creating graphic styles
    • Wrapping an object around text
    • Pinning an object to the browser
    Working with Text
    • Getting text into Muse
    • Formatting your text
    • Working with web-safe and system fonts
    • Working with Typekit fonts
    • Create paragraph styles
    • Creating character styles
    • Setting style export tags
    • Understanding minimum height
    Adding Colour to Your Site
    • Creating colour swatches
    • Working with stroke and fills
    • Using gradients
    Using Hyperlinks
    • Working with link styles
    • Using link anchors
    Understanding States and Dynamic Menus
    • Using the States panel
    • Importing a Photoshop button
    • Creating menus
    • Modifying menus
    Widgets, Slideshows, and Forms
    • Understanding widgets
    • Building an accordion panel
    • Setting up a tabbed panel
    • Creating pop-up tooltips
    • Creating a thumbnail slideshow
    • Creating a lightbox slideshow
    • Understanding text from fields
    • Creating a simple form
    • Exploring the Muse Widget Gallery
    Embedded HTML
    • Understanding arbitrary HTML
    • Inserting a map
    • Embedding videos
    • Working with Twitter
    • Adding a Facebook Like button
    • Embedding an external slideshow
    • Adding a form with JotForm
    Publishing a Site
    • Exporting your site to HTML
    • Uploading your site via FTP
    • Publishing your site to Business Catalyst
    • Updating your site
    • Viewing analytics for your site
    Creating Mobile Sites
    • Creating a mobile site
    • Adding a tablet site
    • Adding a mobile phone site
    • Previewing mobile sites
    • Linking between alternate layouts
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the XChange Training Manchester training centre based at:

    Piccadilly House
    49 Piccadilly
    Manchester
    M1 2AP

    Piccadilly House is located in the heart of Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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  • Muse Introduction 2 Days - Upcoming Manchester Course Dates

  • Client Reviews

    "A very informative course, the content is topical and well researched. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and helpful."

    Peter Dixon, Dixon Design, Bespoke Muse Introduction - 2 Days

    "Got everything I wanted and more. Will highly recommend."

    Elisa McCafferty, Muse - 1 Day Introduction

    "A very informative course, thanks!"

    Petro Papucis, Research Now, Muse & Edge - 2 Day Masterclass

    "I found this course to be extremely helpful. I now feel like I have a lot more confidence using the software and have a much better knowledge."

    Abi Griffin, 2 Day Illustrator Advanced

    "Overall a very well presented course and I hope to be back for other courses."

    Shazad Khan, The Stationary Office, Acrobat - 1 Day Introduction

    "The course was on a one to one basis which was brilliant because it allowed me to follow my own path through it. The tutor was extremely helpful and had an excellent knowledge of the topic. Based on my experience today I would certainly consider using XChange Training again."

    Nick Mills, Landmark Information, Captivate - Bespoke 1 Day

    "Found the course extremely interesting and tremendously useful. The instructor was a fountain of knowledge and provided great training materials to actively use. Although the course had a lot of commercial content there was so much that was absolutely relevant to the classroom. The attention to detail and excellence is quite inspiring."

    John Whitehead, Hawkley High School, Premiere Pro - 2 Day Advanced

    "Thank you for a superb training course, excellent content, excellent tutor and very clear. "

    Tami Penswick, Yahoo, HTML5 & CSS3 - 2 Day Introduction

    "The course was packed with information and insider tips I would never have known about without attending. I'm brimming with information!"

    Lucy Lund, Getty Images, WordPress - 3 Day Masterclass with SEO Optimisation

    "Excellent course. I have a better understanding of WordPress and feel confident to make greater use of it by improving the website my company currently has. I only booked a one day course but will certainly consider booking the second day at a later stage."

    Angela Russell, Decision Lab, WordPress - 1 Day Introduction