Adobe unveiled its new Muse Web site design application on Monday geared towards print designers that need build sites but don’t want to code. According to Adobe, designers can build Websites with Muse that include interactive elements, and unique designs without being limited to pre-built templates.
Muse supports HTML 5 and CSS3, includes a WYSIWYG design interface, and addresses a long standing request from InDesign users looking for an easy way to migrate their print layouts to the Web without requiring any coding skills. The app offers drag-and-drop widgets for features like navigation menus, and supports slideshows, remote rollovers, tool tips, and more.
Muse is an Adobe AIR-based application, and requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.
For now, Muse is available as a free preview, and will be available for US$20 a month or $180 a year as a subscription service. Adobe claims that offering Muse as a subscription app will ensure that users will always have the most up-to-date version, and will keep Muse-built Web sites in line with current Web standards.
Muse is available for download at the Adobe Web site.