Adobe Muse CC (February release) is here!

The latest Adobe Muse CC release (2015.1) packs in exciting features like the much-awaited, responsive web design, integration with Creative Cloud Libraries and Adobe Stock, State transitions, and much more. Read on to know more about these features.

Responsive web design

The Adobe Muse – February release offers you an easy, no-coding approach to designing responsive web sites. You can now create web sites that effortlessly respond to the screen size of any device. Earlier, in Adobe Muse, you had to create separate layouts for phones, tablets, and desktops, using multiple Adobe Muse files. Now, with the latest version of Adobe Muse, you can easily create web sites that respond and reflow to any screen size, using a single Adobe Muse file.

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To get started with responsive sites, you can either use a blank layout, or you can try the Adobe Muse starter designs. By default, Adobe Muse displays a breakpoint only for desktops. Breakpoints represent various browser widths. You can lay out and design your site for desktops. Then, use the scrubber and preview your site for different browser widths. If your design flow breaks, you can add additional breakpoints and tweak your layout for the breakpoints.

If you are an existing Adobe Muse user who has been using separate layouts for phones, tablets, and desktops, you can easily migrate to responsive web design in a few steps. Read this article to know how to migrate to responsive layout.

Integration with CC Libraries and Adobe Stock

You can now store, access, and reuse graphics and colors stored in your Creative Cloud Libraries from within Adobe Muse. Create assets with various Adobe desktop or mobile apps anywhere, anytime, and access these assets in Adobe Muse through the CC Libraries panel. You can simply drag the creative assets from the CC Libraries panel into your Adobe Muse projects. There’s more! Not only reusing assets, but updating the assets too is a breeze. You can keep the assets linked to the original asset on the cloud. When you or anyone else in your team updates the asset on the cloud, all instances of the asset in Adobe Muse files are updated instantly.

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With Adobe Muse, you no longer have to go out of your design environment to fetch great assets. High fidelity, royalty-free stock images are now just a click away in Adobe Muse – just search for the image in the CC Libraries panel, and receive suggestions from Adobe Stock right within the panel. Well, not sure if you want to purchase them as yet? Just include the watermark images in your design and, whenever you purchase the image, watch these images getting replaced with production-quality images.

State transition

Make your designs captivating and engaging by applying a transition effect to menus and buttons on your web page. You can set the Fade effect for these page elements that is triggered when their state changes from normal to rollover to active.

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SVG improvements

You can now import web-optimized SVG files into an image frame, crop the image, and apply fill and stroke.

Download the latest update to Adobe Muse CC, and try out the new features! Leave us a comment to let us know what you think.

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