This week we’re excited to announce the Fall 2013 release of Adobe Muse CC. This release introduces a large number of new features and enhancements—which you can explore on the newly redesigned muse.adobe.com website.
In this post I’m going to highlight one of the underlying themes of this release that we refer to as extensibility—which allows you to save, share, and download widgets or styled page items from the Muse Exchange site.
With the addition of the new Library panel, you can now save your designs of buttons, widgets, or any page item for future reuse. For example if you’ve styled certain widgets to match a customer’s brand guidelines, you can now save them for quick reuse in future projects.
Another thing you can do with your saved items is share them with the community on the Muse Exchange site. When you export your library item, Muse will create a .mulib [Muse Library] file that you can upload to the community or share with your co workers.
You can also download and import .mulib files created by others into your library by simply double clicking the .mulib file. The community files on Exchange allow you to quickly get started with designs that are already pre-made.
The second part of the extensibility theme is that you can now develop HTML widgets that are not currently available in Muse, and easily share them with others in the community.
As a designer you can install these widgets just like you would install the .mulib files from above (note: that if the widget is distributed as a .mucow file, you’ll want to bring it into Muse via the File Menu -> Place command). A great example of this type of widget is the Font Awesome Widget—created by musegrid.com—which allows you to add font icons that scale up cleanly on any screen.
As a developer you can learn how to get started creating these widgets that we call Mucows on this documentation page.
Let us know what you think
We are very excited about the new features in this release and about the extensibility theme. As always, your feedback is key to our growth as a product. Please feel free to provide us with feedback on the forum or in the comments below.
The Muse Team