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Adobe Muse Updated: Built-In Contact Forms Plus Japanese Support

Adobe Muse is a new tool available to Creative Cloud subscribers which lets graphic designers create websites without writing code. Today, we’re releasing a new version of Muse that includes built-in support for contact forms. In addition, this new version is now available in Japanese.

The new support for built-in contact forms allows you to easily add, configure, and style contact forms within your website designs. By using this new feature, you no longer have to embed HTML code from 3rd-party online form providers. This is just the beginning of work the Muse product team is doing to bring more extensive content management capabilities directly into the product through tighter integration with our site hosting platform, Adobe Business Catalyst. The video below shows how easy it is to work with contact forms.

We’ve also added the ability to add and link to downloadable files of any type including .pdf, .zip, .dmg, & .exe, as well as support for HTML5 animations created with Adobe Edge. There’s more, so be sure to read the release notes to find out all the new goodies in this updated version of Muse.

If you already have Muse installed, just open the app and click “Install Now” on the updater screen to get these new features. If you have yet to try it, download it here on Creative Cloud.

COMMENTS

  • By Jonathan Grimes - 2:40 AM on August 21, 2012  

    Hi Deepa – good news about the contact forms – however what I am to do if the website is not hosted by Business Catalyst? If I am to design websites for clients that do not want to host on BC this feature is pretty useless. Any plans to make it available for all?

    • By Deepa Subramaniam - 10:05 AM on August 21, 2012  

      Hi Jonathan – Adobe Muse currently supports 3rd-party online forms. You can build a form using online service providers like JotForm or Wufoo, and then embed the HTML form code directly into your Adobe Muse file. But, I hear your point and others have expressed it as well. In the last week, we have received requests to expand the new forms widget for sites that are not hosted on Adobe Business Catalyst and are actively considering how to support that. You can express your desire for this by posting your request on Ideas for Features in the Muse community forum: http://forums.adobe.com/community/muse

  • By Teresa @ Splendid Sass - 9:48 AM on August 21, 2012  

    Is this a part of the CS 5.5 that I have?
    Teresa

  • By Jameson - 9:29 PM on August 21, 2012  

    When is Creative Cloud Connection (name is as lengthy as the time it’s taking to get to market) going to be available? Is there a beta trial ongoing?

  • By Wil - 1:09 AM on August 22, 2012  

    Hi Deepa, how secure is the contact form against spam?

    • By Deepa Subramaniam - 8:09 AM on August 27, 2012  

      The new Forms widget is secure in that it does not include the e-mail address the form data is going to be sent to in the code of the page, so that e-mail address will not be accessible to spammers. However, the Forms widget does not currently include the ability to prevent an automated system to flood the form with spam submissions. If you need to create a form with this functionality today, we recommend you build a form directly in Business Catalyst from the Admin Console interface or with a 3rd party online form, and then embed the code into your Muse canvas. To learn how to format the elements of an embedded contact form, read this tutorial http://www.adobekb.com/styling_css_for_html_forms.html

  • By Shelly P. - 1:21 PM on August 22, 2012  

    Forms are a great addition, but what I am really waiting for is a blog interface- possibly with WP.
    My client’s biggest complaints are that they have to use their web designer to make changes. I love giving them a CMS in addition to a great site!

  • By Boris - 12:27 PM on September 28, 2012  

    That’s big disappointment (regarding contact forms)… I want to use Muse independently from any other Adobe service, so I’m really thinking to stop using it. They just want to make us dependent upon their services (and sell something that we won’t need). Again, big disappointment.

  • By Roger Bayer - 1:39 PM on October 25, 2012  

    Was very disappointed when I found out that the new forms capability required Business Catalyst. Like Jonathan Grimes said, we need this feature to work with any provider’s service. I will put a comment on the community forum.

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